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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - JOU5342
Tracking Number - 1765
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Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-07-31
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
- Date & Time Submitted: 2006-04-05
- Department: School of Mass Communications
- College: AS
- Budget Account Number: 1247000000
- Contact Person: Derina R. Holtzhausen
- Phone: 46800
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prefix: JOU
- Number: 5342
- Full Title: Multimedia Journalism
- Credit Hours: 3
- Section Type: D -
- Is the course title variable?: N
- Is a permit required for registration?: Y
- Are the credit hours variable?: N
- Is this course repeatable?:
- If repeatable, how many times?: 0
- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Multimedia Journalism
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online:
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Prerequisites: An appropriate undergraduate degree in mass communications or significant professional experience in journalistic writing styles.
- Corequisites: None
- Course Description: The course is designed to bring components of print, web and broadcast writing together to develop skills for and understanding of the multimedia environment. It is restricted to majors and not repeatable for credit.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The challenge for a new generation of journalists and communicators, i.e. print and magazine journalists, broadcasters, advertising and public relations professionals will be to build a system that provides more than just a quicker way to receive the same
- What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This is the intro level course for the newly proposed Mulitmedia Journalism Concentration and is required of all students in this concentration. Also, students from the other concentrations in the School of Mass Communications graduate program will be required to take this course if they wish to take the Advanced Multimedia Journalism course.
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? yes, twice.
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) A PhD in Mass Communications or related field and professional multimedia journalism experience.
- Objectives: To teach students from a variety of mass communication backgrounds the necessary writing skills to be able to communicate through advanced methodologies on multiple journalistic platforms.
- Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:
- hone their writing skills and apply them to different media platforms
- evaluate multimedia journalism products
- critically evaluate multimedia journalism and its current impact on media values and characteristics
- produce their own multimedia works.
- Major Topics: New media vs. old media
Diffusion of new media
Information vs. entertainment
Writing for print
Writing for broadcast
Writing for the Web
Individual project development
- Textbooks: Williams, J. M. (2003). Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace.
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