JRN 101: News Literacy
Undergraduate 3 credits
Pre- or corequisite: WRT 101 or higher or equivalent, or permission of department
DEC: B SBC: CER; SBS
How do you know if you're getting the truth from the news media? This course is designed to prepare students to become more discriminating news consumers. It will examine standards of reliability and accuracy in news gathering and presentation, and seek to establish the differences between news and propaganda, assertion and verification, bias and fairness, and infotainment and journalism. Students will be encouraged to critically examine news broadcasts, newspaper articles and Web sites. Visiting journalists will be questioned about the journalistic process and decision-making. JRN 101 and JRN 103 are mutually exclusive; JRN 101 cannot be taken for credit in addition to JRN 103 or vice versa.
Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes Session 2 64991 30 Jonathan Anzalone Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open× Session 2 64992 R30 Jonathan Anzalone Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open×
JRN 120: Fundamentals/Public Speaking
Undergraduate 3 credits
Focuses on the core principles underlying effective oral presentations and the development of effective presentations in public and professional settings. There is an emphasis on analyzing audiences, composing meaningful, coherent messages, conducting responsible research, developing effective arguments, and improving delivery skills to strengthen confidence and credibility. Students will develop skills that lay the foundation for success in future speaking endeavors in both professional and personal settings. This course will also focus on how to make critical judgments as an audience to public discourse. Upon completion of this course students will be more confident and effective speakers and listeners.
Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes Session 1 64994 33 Brenda MacArthur Mon. & Weds. 09:30-12:55PM West (Main Campus) Open× Session 1 64994 33 TBA Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open× Session 1 64995 34 Judah Mahay Tues. & Thurs. 09:30-12:55PM West (Main Campus) Open× Session 1 64995 34 TBA Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open× Session 1 64997 36 Nicole Leavey Tues. & Thurs. 01:30-04:55PM West (Main Campus) Open× Session 1 64997 36 TBA Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open× Session 2 64993 32 Radha Ganesan Mon. & Weds. 09:30-12:55PM West (Main Campus) Open× Session 2 64993 32 TBA Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open× Session 2 64996 35 Peter Felsman Mon. & Weds. 01:30-04:55PM West (Main Campus) Open× Session 2 64996 35 TBA Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open× Session 2 64998 37 Julia Hathaway Tues. & Thurs. 01:30-04:55PM West (Main Campus) Open× Session 2 64998 37 TBA Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open×
JRN 305: Mass Communication Law &Ethics
Undergraduate 3 credits
Prerequisite: U3 or U4 status
Provides students with a model by which they can analyze, understand, and act upon the law and ethical considerations that journalists and mass media professionals and consumers face in the 21st century. The class will use case studies, the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, the First Amendment Handbook from the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, and current newsworthy stories to build an analytical model.
Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes Session 2 65913 30 Richard Ricioppo Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open×
JRN 503: Science Comm II
Graduate 1 credit
In this immersive science communication training, participants who have completed JRN 501 will continue their foundations in science communication with explorations into engaging with key audiences and the media, as well as creating a presentation accompanied by compelling visuals.
Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes Session 2 66074 S30 Elizabeth Bojsza Tuesday 01:00-03:10PM West (Main Campus) Open +×
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JRN 513: Sci Sci Comm
Graduate 1 credit
The U.S. National Academies has paid increased attention to the "science of science communication," an interdisciplinary area of social science and humanities research and scholarship that spans a range of disciplines, including communication, psychology, decision science, mass communication, risk communication, health communication, political science, sociology, and science and technology studies, history, and others. This course is designed as an introductory survey course for graduate students in science, biomedical, engineering, and health disciplines to this interdisciplinary field. The key goal is to provide context on science communication research that can inform students' science communication practices. Specifically targeted to students who are not communication researchers, this essential overview will help students understand the importance of linking theory with practice when they communicate about their own research. The course is designed to complement applied science communication coursework offered by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in the School of Journalism.
Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes Session 2 66076 S30 Elizabeth Bojsza Flexible (Online) TBA West (Main Campus) Open +×
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JRN 534: Comm Sci Digital
Graduate 3 credits
JRN 565 OR (JRN 501 + JRN 503 + JRN 513)
Science and health information increasingly travels by digital media, as new ways emerge for scientists to communicate directly with the public, without the intermediaries of press or public relations. In this online course, students will learn how to be a more effective and engaged online communicator, so that their science can reach a greater audience in more meaningful ways. Students will also learn about the great potential and perils of social media, as they learn to think critically about the broader issues surrounding this medium. This course gives students a practical and hands-on approach to teach them how to use digital "tools of the trade" such as blogs, video, audio/podcasts, and social media platforms to foster two-way communication with different segments of the public, including colleagues in other disciplines. Using improvisational techniques combined with message design strategies for structuring content, students will create, practice and hone their science communication skills through this dynamic and interactive online course.
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