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Indiana University Journalism

Course Listing: 2010-2011 Spring

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JOUR-C201 Topics in Journalism: Environment and the News
Description: (cr. 3)
In 1992, some 1,700 of the world’s leading scientists issued a document titled the “World Scientists Warning to Humanity” that said, “If not checked, many of our current practices … may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know.”
Nearly two decades later, the news is replete with stories about climate change, species extinctions, toxic pollution (inside and outside the human body), epidemics of environmentally induced diseases and conditions (especially in children) and other environmental disasters of unprecedented proportions, from autism to the BP oil spill. This course will examine how well the media meets its responsibility to enlighten citizens on the environmental challenges they face.
Will not count toward Journalism major requirements.
 
Categories: Eight Weeks, Non-major
 
Instructor: Steven Higgs
JOUR-C201 Topics in Journalism: Muslims in the News
Description: (cr. 3)
Are you interested in understanding the media coverage around current controversies associated with Islam and Muslims such as the “Ground-Zero” Park 51 Islamic Center debate and the “International Burn a Koran Day”? In this course we will explore how Muslims are presented in the media and the interaction between the coverage and its intended audience. We will discuss, with numerous examples of each, the rise of Islamophobia in America and in the West; and the spread of Westernophobia, fear of western influences, in the Muslim world.
Will not count toward Journalism major requirements.
 
Categories: Eight Weeks, Non-major
 
Instructor: Ammina Kothari
JOUR-J110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communication
Description: (cr. 3)
Survey of the institutions of journalism and mass communication, their philosophical foundations, history, processes, economic realities, and effects. This class is a robust introduction to journalism and mass communication in the United States today. It is a class for students interested in learning more about the role of media in American society and it serves as a prerequisite for further studies in the School of Journalism.
 
Categories: Core Courses
 
Instructor: Emily Metzgar
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=208
Instructor: Jeffrey Cannon
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=196
JOUR-J155 Research Techniques for Journalists
Description: (cr. 1)
A ten-week online course emphasizing basic research techniques used by media writers to gather information for news releases, newspaper articles, magazine pieces, and other forms of journalistic-style writing. Skills covered include researching Internet and non-Internet sources. Ideally this course is taken concurrently with J 200.
 
Categories: Core Courses
 
Instructor: Steven Higgs
JOUR-J200 Reporting, Writing and Editing I
Description: (cr. 3)
Prerequisite: ENG-W 131 or its equivalent and fundamental computer skills. Working seminar stressing the creation of journalistic stories for diverse audiences. Students will learn to develop story ideas, gather information, combine visual and verbal messages, and to write and edit news.
 
Categories: Core Courses
 
Instructor: Bonnie Brownlee
Instructor: Jeni Donlon
Instructor: Chris Doran
Instructor: Jack Dvorak
Instructor: Anne Kibbler
Instructor: Laura Lane
Instructor: Bonnie Layton
Instructor: Nancy Metz
Instructor: Dan Niles
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=206
Instructor: Marty Pieratt
Instructor: Curt Wellman
JOUR-J201 Reporting, Writing and Editing II
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J200 J155
Taught online through Oncourse Students will explore non-linear methods of storytelling and how Web-based tools can enhance their written work. In addition to building existing skills, they will use photography and embedded audio to create story packages for an online magazine.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Eight Weeks
 
Instructor: Cheryl Jackson
JOUR-J210 Visual Communication
Description: (cr. 3)
Theories of visual communications including human perception, psychology of color, and principles of design. Application of those theories to photography, video, and graphic design in news communication.
 
Categories: Core Courses
 
Instructor: Lesa Hatley Major
Instructor: Steve Raymer
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=189
JOUR-J261 Hot Topics in Journalism
Description: (cr. 3)
Do the media occupy a “hot” space in audiences’ everyday lives? Without the media, how do we come to know the “who, what, where, when, and why” of newsworthy people and controversies in politics, economics, and entertainment?
The colorful images and words of newspapers, television news and online journalism have created a shared media culture with audiences across the world. Many people encounter the media in airports, cafes, classrooms, living rooms, gyms and in their cars. In the United States, it has become increasingly difficult to avoid or escape media. In this course, we will go behind the curtains of online information, newspaper pages, and television screens to gain a better understanding of how media shape the reality that we sometimes take for granted. This includes media coverage of war, politics and sports, and issues such as media privacy and bias.
Formerly offered as C201. Do not repeat topic.
 
Categories: Eight Weeks, Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Lindita Camaj
Instructor: Teresa A. White
JOUR-J261 Intro to Sports Journalism
Description: (cr. 3)
Sports Journalism will take a look at the history of covering sports, from the “'golden age” of sports writing to today. Special emphasis will be placed on the evolution of ESPN and similar sports networks and how sports coverage changed from highlight clips to half hour shows. The class also will cover 'new media' coverage of sports on the web and on social media sites and the development of 'bloggers' and other web-based writers as accredited media.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives, Second Eight Weeks
 
Instructor: Betsy Ross
JOUR-J261 Introduction to Sports Media in Society
Description: (cr. 3)
Taught via video conference from IUPUI.
This course will introduce students to sports and will take a macroscopic approach in discussing sports' societal influence. It will study sport from a socio-cultural-historical perspective as well as from a contemporary position. It will focus on the converging worlds of print journalism, electronic media, public relations, advertising, documentary, and emerging technologies as expressed in the new commercial reality of sport. Students will have mid-term and final exams and will also write critical analyses and a media journal.
Class taught previously as J360, do not repeat this topic.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Gabrielle Diprimio
JOUR-J261 Studies in Journalism: Intro to Sports Journalism
Description: (cr. 3)
Taught via videoconference from IUPUI. Sports journalism chronicles the seemingly immortal prowess of the games’ brightest stars. It trumpets the titanic showdowns between the best of its gladiators. And, journalists do it all in an attempt to feed America’s insatiable appetite for sports. This course will explore the state and practice of sports journalism, through case studies of some of this decade’s most controversial sports stories. Were sports journalists fair? Did they report these stories with context? Did they explore the larger societal issues? Did they explore the economics behind these stories? Did they portray the characters in these sagas as real people? We will explore these issues through evaluating coverage, reading related texts and talking directly to prominent sports journalists, executives and athletes.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Bob Kravitz
JOUR-J300 Communications Law
Description: (cr. 3)
Prerequisite: sophomore standing. History and philosophy of laws pertaining to free press and free speech. Censorship, libel, contempt, obscenity, right of privacy, copyright, government regulations, and business law affecting media operations. Stresses responsibilities and freedoms in a democratic communications system.
 
Categories: Core Courses
 
Instructor: Robyn Schuster
JOUR-J320 Principles of Creative Advertising
Description: (cr. 3)
This course is a prerequisite for all other Journalism advertising courses.Survey course about the field of advertising with a focus on its function as a means of communication. Learn how marketing, psychology, research, mass media, law and ethics are important to professionals working in the industry. Class will emphasize use of strategy to develop creative advertising.
 
Categories: Advertising, Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Craig Wood
JOUR-J321 Principles of Public Relations
Description: (cr. 3)
"This course is a prerequisite for all other public relations courses.'Survey course about the theory and practice of public relations. Examines public relations' function within organizations, its impact on publics and its role in society. Topics include the evolution of the field, the range of roles and responsibilities that public relations practitioners assume in a variety of settings, ethics, and significant issues and trends that have shaped the practice. Course provides a foundation for more advanced study in the field. Also useful for those planning another professional or managerial career that requires an understanding of public relations concepts and management practices.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives, Public Relations
 
Instructor: David McCarty
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=198
JOUR-J341 Newspaper Reporting
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J210 J200 J155 J110
Techniques of gathering, analyzing, and writing news and features for newspapers. Practice in interviewing, observation, and use of documentary references that include computer information retrieval and analysis skills.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Advanced Writing, Print
 
Instructor: Jae Kook Lee
JOUR-J342 Magazine Reporting
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J210 J200 J155 J110
Techniques of gathering, analyzing, and writing material for specialized and general circulation magazines. Practice in interviewing, observation, and use of documentary references that include computer information retrieval and analysis skills.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Print
 
Instructor: Jeremy Shere
Instructor: Nancy Comiskey
Instructor: Scott Burgins
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=193
JOUR-J343 Broadcast News
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J210 J200 J155 J110
Techniques of gathering, analyzing, and writing news and features for broadcast. Practice in interviewing, observation, and use of documentary references that include computer information retrieval and analysis skills.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Advanced Writing, Broadcast
 
Instructor: W. Joann Wong
Instructor: Marty Pieratt
Instructor: Chris Doran
JOUR-J344 Photojournalism Reporting
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J210 J200 J155 J110
This is an intermediate photojournalism course focusing on the basics of light, camera operation, and the use of the digital darkroom. It includes instruction in spot news and feature photography as well as instruction in ethics, privacy, and law.
Student must have their own DSLR camera.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Photography
 
Instructor: Sevil Mahfoozi
Instructor: Chris Howell
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=205
JOUR-J349 Public Relations Writing
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J321 J200 J155
Develop the professional writing skills expected of beginning public relations practitioners, including different approaches required for a variety of audiences and media. Focus on the basics of good writing as well as the art of writing. Brush up on AP style. Learn how to work effectively with clients.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Advanced Writing, Public Relations, Service Learning
 
Instructor: Jim Parham
JOUR-J351 Newspaper Editing
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J210 J200 J155 J110
Workshop in fundamentals of editing newspapers, including both individual and team projects. Emphasis on news judgment, fairness, accuracy, editorial balance, and language usage. Practice in writing news summaries, editing copy, writing headlines, laying out pages, and using computer editing technology.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Print
 
Instructor: Nancy Comiskey
JOUR-J352 Magazine Editing
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J210 J200 J155 J110
Workshop in fundamentals of editing specialized and general interest publications. Individual and team functions are stressed. Attention is given to editorial voice and judgment, fairness, accuracy, and language usage. Practice in writing headlines and titles, layout, design, and use of computer editing technology.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Print
 
Instructor: J.D. Denny
JOUR-J353 Advanced Broadcast News
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J343
Continuing workshop in reporting, writing, and editing for broadcast. Individual and team functions are stressed. Emphasis on news judgment, fairness, accuracy, editorial balance, and language usage. Practice in editing copy, audio and video tape.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Broadcast
 
Instructor: Mike Conway
JOUR-J354 Photojournalism Editing
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J344
The principal goal of this course is to develop skills used by publication picture editors, including editorial leadership. A publication picture editor handles a multitude of responsibilities — working with editors, photographers, designers and writers. A professional picture editor does not clerk pictures, but has actual responsibility for determining the content of all assignments, as well as how each picture is used in print, in special publications and on the Web. Briefly stated, a picture editor manages people and pictures — providing unique leadership. These skills will be developed in this class.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Photography
 
Instructor: Allison Bektesh
JOUR-J360 Audio Storytelling I
Description: (cr. 3)
Prerequisite: J110, J155, J200 with C- or better, or instructor permission.
This course teaches professional level sound editing and writing for broadcast. All students publish three news stories through a local professional station. Students also have the opportunity to publish their final audio features at a professional level and with American Student Radio, a new, national broadcast and new media publication at the j-school. You have the whole semester to report, record, edit and submit this audio feature. National NPR reporters and producers teach five of the classes. Speakers regularly join us from NPR's All Things Considered, Radiolab and Weekend Edition Saturday. Audio Storytelling students are automatically qualified to enroll in Radio Innovation and take a larger role in American Student Radio.
Contact instructor Sarah Neal Estes if you have questions.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Broadcast
 
Instructor: Sarah Neal-Estes
JOUR-J360 Journalism Specialties: Issues in Sports Journalism
Description: (cr. 3)
This class taught via videoconference from IUPUI. This upper-level course will study sports journalism’s key policies, trends, and issues. It will examine sociological, political, legal, ethical, and technological issues in college and professional sports. It will focus on current events and controversies in the world of sports journalism. This course will discuss the symbiotic relationship between sport media and race, gender, doping, steroids, sexuality and homophobia, politics and nationalism, sports fans, loyalty, and violence, disability in sport, and other provocative issues. The class will include discussions in a seminar format integrating lectures, debates, and questions. Students will turn in critical analyses, a media journal, and will conclude the semester with a presentation and final paper or project.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Pamela Laucella
JOUR-J360 Sports Writing
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J200 J155
Terry Hutchens, the instructor, is a sports writer for the Indianapolis Star and his beat is IU sports. This class will offer an overview of sports writing from its origins to its current status in the twenty-first century. The course will enable you to learn fundamentals of the sports writing process from information gathering and interviewing to writing and editing copy. You will gain skills necessary for working in today’s sport departments and will also learn how to critically analyze others’ articles. This class is about writing well and grammar counts! You must convey your story clearly, accurately and creatively.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills
 
Instructor: Terry Hutchens
JOUR-J375 Race, Gender and the Media
Description: (cr. 3)
Prerequisite: Must have at least Sophomore standing
Survey and analysis of how news and entertainment media represent issues of race and gender. History of women and people of color as media professionals and media consumers. Discussion of contemporary problems and potential solutions.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Emily Ehmer
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=191
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=192
Instructor: Radhika Parameswaran
JOUR-J407 Newsgathering and the Law
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J300
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Students study the law relating to the content of news media and the processes by which that content is created. Discussion includes the legal issues triggered by story framing, selection of sources, interviewing, photography, and access to information. The course involves reading and research using primary legal materials.
 
Categories: Research Electives
 
Instructor: Rich Powell
JOUR-J410 The Media as Social Institutions
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J300
Prerequisite: Senior standing. Examination of the functions and impact of the mass media in society with primary focus on the United States. Discussion of the values of media organizations and the professional and ethical values of journalists. Critical analysis of the relationship of the media and society and the effect of political, economic, and cultural factors on the operation of the media.
 
Categories: Core Courses
 
Instructor: David Boeyink
Instructor: Bonnie Brownlee
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=201
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=202
Instructor: Jack Dvorak
Instructor: Emily Metzgar
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=209
Instructor: David Nord
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=194
Instructor: Lars Willnat
JOUR-J415 Literary Journalism
Description: (cr. 3)
A study of literary forms and techniques used in journalism. Topics to be considered include formal considerations such as voice and structure, reporting methods, and ethical issues. Students will supplement reading with writing experimental pieces of their own.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Jeffrey Cannon
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=197
JOUR-J418 Ernie Pyle: From London to Paris
Description: (cr. 4)
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Requires application process. Must be at least Sophomore standing. Majors only. Covers the life and times of Ernie Pyle. The class will include Spring Break travel to Europe, and will be led by Professor Owen V. Johnson, an Ernie Pyle historian. The week in Europe will include travel to London, Normandy and Paris. Students will visit the Imperial War Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Cabinet War Rooms, historic Omaha and Utah beaches, the American cemetery and Mont-Saint-Michel.
Travel over spring break is a required component of this course.
 
Categories: Research Electives
 
Instructor: Owen V. Johnson
JOUR-J418 International Reporting
Description: (cr. 4)
By permission only. Limited to Journalism majors.
Professor Joe Coleman will join students on a reporting mission to Japan. Focusing on working with survivors of the atomic bombs, travel will include Tokyo and Hiroshima. Students will learn about the media issues surrounding reporting abroad, covering major international issues, informing international audiences and localizing international issues for a domestic audience.
Travel over spring break is a required component of this course.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills
 
Instructor: Joseph Coleman
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=199
JOUR-J418 Media of Color: Ethnic and Indigenous Communications Worldwide
Description: (cr. 4)
Permission only. Limited to Journalism majors, application due Oct. 1. Take a walkabout in the Australian Outback, exploring the Dreamtime stories of the past at Uluru and the Aboriginal media of today in Sydney and Alice Springs. Learn how indigenous cultures approach gathering and disseminating news.
 
Categories: Research Electives
 
Instructor: Michael Evans
JOUR-J418 Public Relations/Italy
Description: (cr. 4) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J321
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Requires application process. Must be at least Sophomore standing.
The role of public relations as an integral part of country and agency integrated marketing campaigns is explored within the context of the global industry of tourism and communications needs and opportunities. Tourism economics will be examined along with an exploration of cultural distinctions that are critical to effective communications and planning. A travel experience component of the course will be focused on Italy over the spring semester break to provide a case study of tourism communication, interactions with government tourist boards, and additional contributing elements developing communication plans.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives, Public Relations
 
Instructor: Dennis Elliott
JOUR-J420 Advertising Concepts and Copywriting
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J320 J210
Intensive practice in producing effective advertising concepts, copy, and design prototypes for newspaper, magazine, direct mail, outdoor, radio, television, and converged campaigns.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Advertising
 
Instructor: Chris Rund
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=185
JOUR-J423 Public Opinion
Description: (cr. 3)
This course examines the nature of public opinion in contemporary American politics. We will discuss how to conceptualize and measure public opinion, where opinions or attitudes “come from,” how people arrived at a vote choice on Election Day, the role of the media in the formation of public opinion, and whether public opinion affects policymaking. In so doing, we will explore whether the roles and functions that opinion surveys and other indicators of public opinion have assumed in American politics are appropriate to their limitations as channels of public opinion. One overarching goal is to help you become a more discerning consumer of public opinion data, so that when you encounter references to public opinion in the news or in a campaign or in politics generally, you will be able to evaluate whether these references are truthful, incomplete, fraudulent, etc.
 
Categories: Research Electives
 
Instructor: Lars Willnat
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=204
JOUR-J428 Public Relations Planning and Research
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J321
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
Theories and principles relevant to public relations research and strategic planning, including development of goals and objectives, client relationships, budgets, and research methods.
 
Categories: Public Relations, Research Electives, Service Learning
 
Instructor: Annette Willnat
Instructor: Dennis Elliott
JOUR-J429 Public Relations Campaigns
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J321
How to develop a campaign proposal to meet a client's business objectives and how to pitch it. Part of the course focuses on media relations and crisis communications training.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Public Relations
 
Instructor: Annette Willnat
JOUR-J438 Advertising Issues and Research
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J320
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Seminar in current developments in advertising as an economic and social force. Examines contemporary issues in the profession. Students will conduct independent and original research projects.
 
Categories: Advertising, Research Electives
 
Instructor: Craig Wood
JOUR-J444 Advanced Photojournalism
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J344
Advanced techniques of reporting and interpreting news with photography. Practice in news, sports, features, photographic essays, color photography, electronic imaging, and studio illustration.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Photography
 
Instructor: Jim Kelly
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=186
JOUR-J450 History of Journalism
Description: (cr. 3)
Prerequisite: At least junior standing. American social-intellectual history integrated with the story of news media development, emphasizing the historical relationship of the mass media to American social, economic, and cultural patterns and developments. Origin, growth, shortcomings, and achievements of media. Impact of society on the media and vice versa.
 
Categories: Research Electives
 
Instructor: Mike Conway
JOUR-J453 Methods of Teaching Journalism
Description: (cr. 3)
Corequisite: J403. Prequisite: EDUC-W 200, EDUC-P 255, EDUC-M 300, EDUC-H 340 and EDUC-M 314. Permission of instructor required. Examination of the methods, techniques, content, and materials applicable to the teaching of journalism at the middle school or high school level. Experience provided to assess ongoing programs in schools and to study materials appropriate for these programs.
 
Categories: Journalism Education, Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Teresa A. White
JOUR-J460 Audio Storytelling II
Description: (cr. 3)
By instructor permission only. (cr. 3) Requires: C- or better in one of the following: J 341 Newspaper Reporting, J 342 Magazine Reporting, J 343 Broadcast News or J-344 Photojournalism Reporting and one of the following: Audio Storytelling 1, Multi-media Storytelling, Creating an Indiana Magazine, Story Mechanics, Narrative Journalism.
Students who miss a class the first week will be dropped from the course. This is a continuing workshop in writing and editing audio stories.
Professional level storytelling and audio editing skills are stressed, and photo, sound or video editing experience is highly recommended.
Each student produces one audio story and pitches it to a professional venue. All stories from last year’s Audio Storytelling 1 course were accepted for publication. Students are also given local and national professional networking opportunities.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills
 
Instructor: Sarah Neal-Estes
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=183
JOUR-J460 Conflict, Terror, and Humanitarian Intervention
Description: (cr. 3)
P: at least Junior Standing. J460 is a course about how wars, acts of terrorism, and humanitarian interventions are reported by the global news media. Taught by Professor Steve Raymer, a journalist who has covered conflict on four continents, the courses explores the following topics: The evolution of war reporting by examining the work of pioneering correspondents and their often-romanticized efforts to convey news to the public from far-flung battlefields; the Vietnam War as a watershed in the history of war reporting; military operations in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan as tools of foreign policy and how these operations can help us understand the “U.S. way of war;” the history of an ongoing struggle between a free press and militaries and governments; the development of propaganda during wars over the past 150 years and the perspective that reporters, editors, and publishers who have sometimes tailored the news to fit their political agendas; why many ongoing wars receive little or no attention in world media; the impact of technology on diplomacy and society — technology that allows real-time reporting from battlefields in even the most remote parts of the world; the psychological and physical danger faced by war correspondents and the effects of witnessing trauma; terrorism as a specialized form of conflict reporting; how to spot and avoid stereotyping in reporting acts of terrorism; humanitarian interventions and the moral demands these ask of journalists, and the laws of war and the responsibility of correspondents to understand and report on the ethical, legal, and humanitarian dimensions of the conflicts that they witness.
 
Categories: Research Electives
 
Instructor: Steve Raymer
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=188
JOUR-J460 Reporting the Arts
Description: (cr. 3)
Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing.
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
 
Categories: Advanced Skills
 
Instructor: Peter Jacobi
Syllabus: http://journalism.indiana.edu/apps/courses/db_scripts/get_file.php?syllabus=210
JOUR-J460 Story Mechanics
Description: (cr. 3)
P: J341, J342, or J343 and instructor permission required.
This advanced reporting and writing class will hone narrative skills through intensive coaching. In a workshop setting, French will critique stories in class and will meet one-on-one with students to help develop their stories for publication, either in print or online. Due to the extensive amount of individualized coaching, this will be a small class, with room for only a handful of students. To apply, submit three stories published or written for another class and a brief (no more than one page) description of why you’d like to take this course to Tom French.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Print
 
Instructor: Tom French
JOUR-J463 Graphic Design I
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J210
This graphic design course incorporates electronic photo editing, graphics, and page design. Students are instructed in design theory, computer publishing skills, and creative problem solving.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Graphic Design
 
Instructor: Steve Layton
Instructor: Jim Kelly
JOUR-J464 Infographics
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J463
Permission of instructor can substitute for class prerequisite.
This course builds a foundation of knowledge about the visual display of quantitative data and the ethical issues in graphs and maps. Students put this knowledge into practice by creating graphs, maps and explanatory diagrams in Adobe Illustrator for print publication and in Flash for motion graphics.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Graphic Design
 
Instructor: Steve Layton
JOUR-J465 Graphic Design II
Description: (cr. 3) Requires a grade of C- or better in the following: J463
This advanced design course builds on Graphic Design I and incorporates advanced work in color, type design, computer illustration, creative problem solving, and an introduction to production.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Graphic Design
 
Instructor: Steve Layton
JOUR-J481 Creating an Indiana Magazine
Description: (cr. 3)
Prerequisite: C- or above in one of the following: J341, J342, J351, J352 or J463; or significant magazine writing or design experience. Junior/senior standing. Registration by permission of instructor.
Students in this advanced class will produce a print and online magazine that covers intriguing people, places and moments in history in Southern Indiana. Students will report, write and edit stories, take photographs and design pages. The class will be limited in size. To apply, students should electronically submit a brief description of their magazine-related classes and experience along with a short explanation of why they’re interested in the course. Applications (no more than 250 words) should be sent to Nancy Comiskey.
 
Categories: Advanced Skills, Print
 
Instructor: Nancy Comiskey
JOUR-J492 Media Internship
Description: (cr. 1-3)
Prerequisite: prior approval of internship coordinator; journalism majors only; graded course. Taught through Oncourse.
Supervised professional experience in communications media. May be repeated, but a student may take no more than 3 credit hours total of internship credit for the B.A.J. degree, either through journalism or any other academic unit.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Marcia Debnam
JOUR-J496 Foreign Study in Journalism
Description: (cr. 3-8)
ABOVE CLASS RESERVED FOR STUDENTS IN THE JOURNALISM SUMMER IN LONDON, MAY 10 - JULY 6, 2014.
 
Categories: Journalism Electives
 
Instructor: Michael Evans
JOUR-J499 Honors Research in Journalism
Description: (cr. 1-3)
Prerequisite: consent of the School of Journalism dean. Opportunity for independent reading, research, and experimentation on relevant issues in mass communications. Work with faculty member on individual basis. (May take twice for a total of 4 credits. No more than 3 credits at one time.)
 
Categories: Special Schedule Activities
 
Instructor: David Boeyink
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