Indiana University

Indiana University School of Journalism

Course Listing: 2009-2010 Fall

This is a listing of current courses along with their instructors and syllabi. To see upcoming or previous course listings, choose the academic year and semester under "Choose course schedule," then click "Search." While the listing is as up-to-date as possible, it may not be entirely accurate. For the most accurate course information, use the resources on the course information page.

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JOUR-J500 Introduction to Mass Media Research
Description: (cr. 3)
Seminar on content analysis, experiments, survey methods, qualitative research, historical and legal methodology. Development of media research proposals.
 
Categories: General Courses
 
Instructor: David H. Weaver
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=89
JOUR-J502 Quantitative Research Methods for Journalists
Description: (cr. 3)
Open to graduate students only. The purpose of this course is to teach students about research/methodology and scientific evaluation as it is applied to all mass communication professions, from investigative journalism to public relations and advertising. This is a hands-on course. The primary objective is to teach students how to collect, manage, evaluate, interpret and understand data. The course will focus entirely on quantitative methodologies that journalists and communication practitioners commonly encounter in their daily professional lives, and it will help students engage in data analysis, and work toward a better understanding of scientific and social-scientific methodology.
 
Categories: General Courses
 
Instructor: W. Joann Wong
JOUR-J505 Intensive Reporting, Writing, and Editing Workshop
Description: (cr. 3)
1:30-4:30 pm, Daily, EP 210. Open to Graduate Students only. Obtain on-line authorization from department. Above course required for the broadcast track.
Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 17.
This course introduces graduate students to the fundamental practices and principles of writing, reporting, editing and design for the print media. Students will develop skills in news judgment, document-based information gathering, interviewing, observation and description, news and feature writing, ethics, page layout, headline writing, copy editing, content editing, and photo editing.
 
Categories: General Courses
 
Instructor: Joseph Coleman
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=97
JOUR-J510 Media and Society Seminar
Description: (cr. 3)
9 am to noon, Daily, EP 102, Open to Graduate Students only. Obtain on-line authorization from department. Above course required for the broadcast track.
Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 17.
Examination of structure, functions, ethics, and performance of communication and mass media, stressing a review of pertinent research literature. Analysis of media policies and performance in light of communication theory and current economic, political, and social thought.
 
Instructor: Radhika Parameswaran
JOUR-J520 Seminar in Visual Communication
Description: (cr. 3)
Integration of advanced visual communication skills, including photography, writing, and editing. Individual projects in packaging news and public affairs information. Emphasis on experimentation with message forms outside constraints of the traditional news media.
 
Categories: General Courses
 
Instructor: Mike Conway
JOUR-J525 Colloquium in Scholastic Journalism
Description: (cr. 1-3)
Examination of problems in teaching journalism and supervising school publications. Topics may include impact on scholastic journalism of changes in educational philosophy, law, financial support, and technology. May be repeated for state certification to teach secondary school journalism, but no more than 6 credits may be counted toward graduate degree. Meets with J453.
 
Categories: Special Schedule Activities
 
Instructor: Teresa A. White
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=111
JOUR-J555 Teaching Mass Communications in College
Description: (cr. 3)
Exploration of the theory and practice of college pedagogy. Specific attention to skills required for teaching mass communications. Includes development of a new course syllabus and teaching portfolio.
 
Instructor: David Boeyink
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=87
JOUR-J571 Theory and Research: Macro-Social Level
Description: (cr. 3)
Introduction to theoretical orientations and research findings at the macro-social level of analysis.
 
Categories: General Courses
 
Instructor: Lesa Hatley Major
JOUR-J572 The Press and the Constitution
Description: (cr. 3)
Seminar on specialized topics concerning the rights and obligations of mass media under the Bill of Rights. Research and discussion on law of privacy, access, and other constitutional problems.
 
Instructor: Anthony Fargo
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=81
JOUR-J573 Ethnographic Reporting and Writing
Description: (cr. 3)
 
Instructor: Michael Evans
JOUR-J592 Media Internship
Description: (cr. 1-3)
By permission only.
Professional experience in media. Students hold work assignments with media organizations. Grading is on an S/F basis. Arranged through the associate dean for graduate
studies office.
 
Categories: Special Courses
 
Instructor: Shannon Martin
JOUR-J651 Qualitative Methods in Mass Communication Research
Description: (cr. 3)
Seminar on qualitative, historical, and legal research methods for mass communication research.
 
Categories: General Courses
 
Instructor: Mike Conway
JOUR-J700 Specialized Reporting Project
Description: (cr. 3)
By permission only.
 
Categories: Special Courses
 
Instructor: Shannon Martin
JOUR-J800 M.A. Thesis or Creative Project
Description: (cr. 3)
By permission only.
This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
 
Categories: Special Courses
 
Instructor: Shannon Martin
JOUR-J804 Readings and Research in Journalism
Description: (cr. 1-9)
By permission only.
This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
 
Categories: Special Courses
 
Instructor: Shannon Martin
JOUR-G599 Thesis Research
Description: (cr. 0)
By permission only.
 
Instructor: Shannon Martin
JOUR-G901 Advanced Research
Description: (cr. 6)
Masters students who have enrolled in 30 or more hours of graduate work applicable to the degree and who have completed all other degree requirements.
 
Instructor: Shannon Martin