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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - JOU6349

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-07-31
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Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1766 2006-04-05
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Mass Communications AS 1247000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Derina R. Holtzhausen 46800

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    JOU 6349 Advanced Multimedia Journalism

    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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Advanced Multimedia Journalism
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    JOU 5342 Multimedia Journalism (new course proposal)



    Course Description

    Students learn what it means to work in a multimedia environment and will create a journalism project across multiple media platforms, including broadcast, print and the web. They will also explore the theoretical assumptions of the field.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The course will be one of the required courses in the newly proposed Multimedia Journalism Concentration. This course is necessary because students need to be able to deal with multiple media and to understand how different media require different storyte

    B. 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 course will specifically service students in the new Multimedia Journalism Concentration in the School of Mass Communications but will also be open to students in the Media Studies and Public Relations concentrations if they have the necessary prerequisites.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, twice.

    D. 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 experience in multimedia journalism.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To prepare students to work in the field of multimedia journalism as storytellers who have the ability to merge television/broadcast, print, and the communication capabilities demonstrated by computers and the Internet.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will have knowledge of what it means to live and work in a converged media world, and how this affects the daily lives of reporters, photojournalists, editors, and producers at various levels. They will learn more about the broad vision of multimedia journalism and through the outside work and the final multimedia stody products, they will demonstrate their skills as multimedia journalists. This course will build further on their existing knowledge of writing and producing for the broadcast, print and online platforms, and on their existing familiarity with the equipment and processes involved with those respective platforms.

    C. Major Topics

    Multimedia journalism and society.

    The effects of multimedia media journalism on 21st century newsrooms.

    The effects of multimedia journalism on audiences.

    Multimedia and the diffusion of innovations.

    Technological changes in society that affect news delivery.

    D. Textbooks

    Stovall, James G. (2004). Web Journalism: Practice and Promise of a New Medium. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon.

    Lowery, Joseph W. (2002). Dreamweaver MX Bible with CD-ROM. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

    Additional readings.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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