Mass Communication

  • Mass Communication 1100 (IAI MC911)
    Introduction to Mass Communication

    3  credit hours

    Overview of the mass media as a functionally-integrated system that emphasizes critical thinking about historical development, nature, functions, and storytelling responsibilities in a global environment. Mass media roles in American society and the effect on consumers through social and traditional media are included. For non-majors and majors. (3 lecture hours)

  • Mass Communication 1105 
    News Reporting & Writing for Multimedia

    3  credit hours

    Develops basic journalistic reporting skills and storytelling techniques in a multimedia environment for citizen journalism and professional news gathering. Emphasizes live reporting to produce news stories, podcasts, video assignments and social media. (3 lecture hours)

  • Mass Communication 1110 
    Newspaper Lab

    1  credit hour

    Provides laboratory experience in writing, editing, photography, circulation, advertising and other aspects of publishing the campus newspaper during the regular academic year, or writing news and feature stories for local newspapers during the summer term. Experiences are assigned by the instructor as needed. This course may be taken four times for credit. (2 lab hours)

  • Mass Communication 1115 
    Feature Magazine Lab

    1  credit hour

    Laboratory experience in publishing the campus feature magazine, Chaparral. Opportunities for writing, editing, photography, page design and layout, advertising and circulation. Students are assigned to the campus feature magazine staff. This course may be taken four times for credit. (2 lab hours)

  • Mass Communication 1120 
    Intro to Broadcasting-Global Environment

    3  credit hours

    Introduces students to the history of broadcasting and the concept of how globalization has impacted the broadcasting industry today. Students develop projects on U.S. broadcast programming, important media figures, FCC regulations, and non-U.S. media. (3 lecture hours)

  • Mass Communication 1130 
    Basic News Editing

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to principles and techniques of electronic editing, information management and publication design. Emphasizes editing of body copy and display type for maximum clarity and impact. Students learn and apply Associated Press standard style for mass media publication writing. (3 lecture hours)

  • Mass Communication 1800 
    Special Project

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for journalism and mass communication. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent. This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses hold an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, and other appropriate requirements).

  • Mass Communication 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • Mass Communication 2100 
    Social Media As News

    3  credit hours

    Uses Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linked-in, listservs, blogs and other interactive online media to develop students as citizen journalists. Students will publish writing, video and audio for social commentary and news values on current events and seek audience interaction. (3 lecture hours)

  • Mass Communication 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Mass Communication 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Mass Communication 2870 
    Internship (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Mass Communication 2871 
    Internship - Advanced (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Transfer). Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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