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Journalism

Course Descriptions

JOURN 115: College Newspaper

Credits: 1.0 to 2.0

Individualized course that builds on JOURN 125/135 writing and reporting skills, such as pitching stories, interviewing, news and feature writing and editing. Work with editorial staff of The Triton Review under instructor's supervision. Prerequisite(s): JOURN 125 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate improvement in specific writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 125/135 and identified in the initial contract.  [COMMUNICATE] 

JOURN 116: College Newspaper

Credits: 1.0 to 2.0

Individualized course that builds on JOURN 125/135 writing and reporting skills, such as pitching stories, interviewing, news and feature writing and editing. Working with the editorial staff of The Triton Review under instructor's supervision. Prerequisite(s): JOURN 115 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate improvement in specific writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 125/135 and identified in the initial contract.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Build on improvements in writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 115.  [COMMUNICATE] 

JOURN 117: College Newspaper

Credits: 1.0 to 2.0

Individualized course that builds on JOURN 125/135 writing and reporting skills, such as pitching stories, interviewing, news and feature writing, and editing. Work with editorial staff of The Triton Review under instructor's supervision. Prerequisite(s): JOURN 116 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate improvement in specific writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 125/135 and identified in the initial contract.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Build on improvements in writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 116.  [COMMUNICATE] 

JOURN 125: Introduction to Journalism I

Credits: 5.0

Emphasizes integrating critical reading, thinking, and writing. Covers academic and journalistic composition methods, rhetorical principals, styles, conventions, and techniques for gathering, evaluating, using, and citing sources. Explores print, digital, and Web-based publications. Addresses basic layout and design. Prerequisite(s): Grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL& 101 or its equivalent.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Integrate critical thinking, reading, and writing independently to locate, research, analyze, evaluate, and use various kinds sources.  [REASON] 
  2. Adapt writing to audience, context, and purpose by independently using rhetorical principles and journalistic concepts in varied, complex ways.  [REASON] 
  3. Apply composition principles and journalistic concepts independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically in major news stories.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate writing processes by independently choosing and applying suitable strategies to different writing stages, such as idea generating, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Apply journalistic conventions for sentence-level writing and use AP style independently for formatting, documenting, and managing multiple sources of various kinds.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Describe and evaluate journalism theories and trends.  [REASON] 
  7. Demonstrate interview skills, write in a range of journalistic modes, and apply journalistic ethics.  [ACT] 
  8. Evaluate both print and electronic publications for content and design.  [REASON] 

JOURN 126: Introduction to Journalism II

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of JOURN 125. Students will comprise the writing staff of the campus newspaper, The Triton Review. Article assignments will include news and feature stories, editorials and reviews. Some introduction to layout and design. Prerequisite(s): JOURN 125.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Build on skills established in Journalism 125 to integrate critical thinking, reading, and writing independently to locate, research, analyze, evaluate, and use various kinds sources. [REASON [REASON] 
  2. Demonstrate advanced techniques and methods for gathering information  [REASON] 
  3. Adapt writing to audience, context, and purpose by independently using rhetorical principles and journalistic concepts in varied, complex ways.  [REASON] 
  4. Apply composition principles and journalistic concepts independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically in major news stories.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate writing processes by independently choosing and applying suitable strategies to different writing stages, such as idea generating, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Apply journalistic conventions for sentence-level writing and use AP style independently for formatting, documenting, and managing multiple sources of various kinds.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  7. Describe and evaluate journalism theories, trends, and evaluate both print and electronic publications for content and design.  [REASON] 
  8. Demonstrate interview skills, write in a range of journalistic modes, and apply journalistic ethics.  [ACT] 
  9. Demonstrate ability to meet the deadlines and demands of a regular production schedule.  [ACT] 

JOURN 135: Feature Writing

Credits: 5.0

Supports student-writing staff of the campus newspaper, The Triton Review. Addresses various article assignments but focuses on feature writing. Explores digital and Web-based journalism, including gathering, creating and posting multimedia content. Students learn principles of layout and design and research submission possibilities. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate feature-writing skills (applied to non-breaking news stories, non-news matter, interviews, profiles, columns, etc.) by interpreting events, providing context, foregrounding human-interest elements, and conveying the color of stories and events.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate interview skills.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Edit their own and others' writing in workshops.  [REASON] 
  4. Use headlines, captions and accompanying photo/graphics to frame and enhance feature stories.  [REASON] 
  5. Apply the basic principles of page design, photojournalism and visual storytelling.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Evaluate both print and electronic publications for article and design quality.  [REASON] 
  7. Evaluate trends in electronic journalism (blogs).  [REASON] 
  8. Describe and apply the basic principles underlying libel law, journalism ethics, prior review and the student press, and AP style.  [ACT] 
  9. Use standard journalism hardware and software to draft and submit articles, communicate with Review staff, and conduct research.  [ACT] 
  10. Research submission possibilities in publications other than campus newspaper by investigating and critically evaluating library holdings, local publications, and Web publications.  [REASON] 

JOURN 225: Newspaper Production

Credits: 5.0

Students comprise the operations staff of the campus newspaper, The Triton Review. Instruction will include elements of production, such as ethics, marketing, design and business operations. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Edit texts according to accepted journalistic style.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Explore and apply elements of design theory to print and Web publications.  [REASON] 
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills and business/management skills related to publication by creating and implementing business strategies for distributing publications, keeping business records, expanding readership, recruiting personnel, and driving advertising.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Describe and contribute to production process.  [REASON] 
  5. Describe journalism's professional and ethical principles and explain how they apply to newspaper production.  [ACT] 
  6. Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines and demands established by The Triton Review's production schedule.  [ACT]