Graduate Program

Journalism Graduate Courses

602. REPORTING OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (3).

Advanced study and application of investigative, interpretive, and in-depth reporting of public affairs. Emphasis on social, political, and economic news as it is developed and reported at the local, state, and federal levels.Practical reporting experiences combined with seminar discussions and research investigations.

621. SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (3).

May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topics vary.

635. PUBLIC RELATIONS CASES, CONCEPTS, AND CAMPAIGNS(3).

Practice in planning and conducting campaigns to achieve specific goals and to anticipate and solve specific public relations problems, including pre and post testing to measure results. Case method approach.

652. SEMINAR IN MEDIA CONVERGENCE (3).

Development,structure, and future of print-broadcast-online journalism. Examination of how news media have changed and are changing, with focus one economic, political, and social systems. Advanced techniques for reporting, producing, and managing news for multiple platforms.

682. THE PRESS AND WORLD AFFAIRS (3).

Communication problems of the press in international affairs; detailed study of international news agencies and services; investigation of the foreign press by countries with emphasis on the press under fascism,communism, and democracy; and world censorship.

683. SEMINAR IN PRESS PROBLEMS (3).

Selected problems in press freedom, federal-local censorship, press privileges, display and suppression of news, and the public’s right to know. Also selected problems in influences of the press on social, economic, and political affairs; public opinion; and the formation of thought processes. Maybe repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topics vary.