Indiana University

Indiana University School of Journalism

Course Listing: 2010-2011 Spring

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-J518 International Media Experiences: In the Footsteps of Ernie Pyle
Description: (cr. 4)
Class requires travel to Europe during Spring Break March 11-20.
 
Instructor: Owen V. Johnson
JOUR-J518 International Media Experiences: International Reporting
Description: (cr. 4)
Class requires travel to Japan during Spring Break March 10-19.
 
Instructor: Joseph Coleman
JOUR-J518 International Media Experiences: Media of Color - Ethnic and Indigenous Communications Worldwide
Description: (cr. 4)
Class requires Spring Break travel to Australia.
 
Instructor: Michael Evans
JOUR-J518 Public Relations/Italy
Description: (cr. 4)
Class requires travel to Italy during Spring Break.
 
Categories: Graduate School Courses, Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Dennis Elliott
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
JOUR-J552 Seminar: Reporting the Arts
Description: (cr. 3)
Course provides students with training in the coverage of the arts. Writing assignments range from feature articles to news to criticism for the journalistic media. Course includes coverage of issues revolving around the arts and society. Of value also to those who plan to write about the arts for promotion or development purposes. Close attention is given to information gathering and writing. Good opportunity for a student to sharpen writing skills in an area of special interest
 
Instructor: Peter Jacobi
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=211
JOUR-J554 Science Writing
Description: (cr. 3)
Exploration of the challenges and opportunities associated with writing about science for nonscientists. Reading and discussion of articles and texts about communicating science to nonscientists, and practical exercises in reporting and writing.
 
Instructor: Tom French
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=207
JOUR-J560 Topics Colloquium: Crisis Communication
Description: (cr. 2)
First eight weeks only.
 
Instructor: Dennis Elliott
JOUR-J560 Topics Colloquium: Foreign News Coverage
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: Shannon Martin
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=190
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-J600 Quantitative Methods in Mass Communication Research
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J500
Prequisites: J500 or R500, and one statistics course. Advanced behavioral methods in the analysis of mass communication data. Practice in analyzing data with computerized statistical programs.
 
Instructor: Lesa Hatley Major
JOUR-J614 Globalization, Media, and Social Change
Description: (cr. 3)
Globalization remains an imperfect, but ubiquitous term that is widely used in academia and in the business, policy, and cultural arenas to define, explain, and justify the economic, political, and technological forces that shape the lives of citizens across the world. This course seeks to critically examine the phenomena that comprise globalization and explore the role that media technologies (newspapers, magazines, television, and online media) and media genres (news and popular culture) play in constituting our identities as audiences, citizens, workers, consumers, and activists. The topics addressed in the course include globalization and media theory, issues of hybridity and national identity, dilemmas in ethnographic research and fieldwork, journalism and journalists, cultural representations of globalization processes, migration and urbanization, and online activism.
 
Instructor: Radhika Parameswaran
JOUR-J650 History and Philosophy of the Media
Description: (cr. 3)
Lectures and discussion on the origins, the historical growth, and the philosophical roots of the communication media, with particular emphasis on the relationship between the media and political, economic, social, and cultural trends in the United States.
 
Categories: General Courses
 
Instructor: David Nord
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=195
JOUR-J660 Topics Colloquium: The Global Journalist
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-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