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Journalism

Course Descriptions

JRN 101 News I 3-0-3
News 101 is a study of the basic principles and practical application of news gathering and news writing. The course includes emphasis on correct writing which includes study of AP style and grammar and usage. Participation in the college newspaper, The Greyhound Express, is required.

JRN 102 News II 3-0-3
News II is a continued study of the basic principles and practical application of news gathering and news writing. This course will include practice in other kinds of news writing, editing, and research in the field of journalism. This course continues the emphasis of correct writing which includes study of AP style and grammar and usage. Participation in the college newspaper, The Greyhound Express, is required. Prerequisite: JRN 101.

JRN 120 Principles of American Journalism 3-0-3
Principles of American Journalism will focus on fundamental concepts of journalism in American society. Students will be introduced to the principles and practices of American journalism. They will explore the functions of American journalism in society and in a global context. Study will include readings and writings of current issues and problems facing journalists in the digital age.

JRN 140 Newspaper Production I 2-0-2
JRN 140 is designed to reflect an emphasis on newspaper production rather than news writing. The course will include practical application for both print and online format which will better suit the needs of the college and the journalism department. The course will allow more students to take the course as an elective; it will be open to students who have completed a journalism or graphic arts course or have previous newspaper and/or news layout experience.

JRN 141 Newspaper Production II 2-0-2
JRN 141 is a continuation of JRN 140. Students will gain additional experience in the practical application of newspaper design and production as well as layout in an online format. Students will produce the college newspaper, The Greyhound Express. Other media projects may include internships in marketing or radio broadcasting. Prerequisite: JRN 140

JRN 299 Special Studies in Journalism (1-6)-0-(1-6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN)