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COMMUNICATION

COMM-535
Special Topics in News Media (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

(BJ, CS, PJ) (MS) Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics in the analysis and working methods of specialized areas of the news media. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 GPA.

COMM-535
E02L
COMMUNICATION
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Special Topics in News Media (3)

New Media Practices and Techniques

This online course provides a survey of contemporary new media practices and techniques, which are being applied through broadcast, web, and mobile devices such as pod movies. From Saul Bass to Hillman Curtis, students study the methodology and apply what they learn to their new media projects. Students also engage in contemporary reading by new media makers in the field. This course is oriented to any student in the school of communication who is interested in learning new media language and applying it to their own work. Students blog, smash, mash, and apply the techniques to a production-oriented main project within their selected field.

COMM-535
E03L
COMMUNICATION
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Special Topics in News Media (3)

Visual Strategies for News

This online course teaches students how to research and write for alternative storytelling--charts, maps, tables, photos, and related visual elements. What they write and create can complement an existing text story online or in print and also become another way to explain information they want to get across to readers. Prerequisite: COMM-320 or COMM-621, or permission of instructor.