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JRNL 1000 (3) Principles of Journalism and Networked Communication

Surveys the history, practices and responsibilities of journalism in a democracy. Examines ethics, best practices in institutional and network settings, reporting and writing, international news systems, personal branding, and strategies for creating and distributing content across media platforms. Promotes the highest professional values and encourages students to be leaders who recognize the possibilities of journalism in a democratic society.

Requisites: Restricted to College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) or Program in Journalism Mass Communication (JOUR) undergraduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 1871 (1-3) Special Topics for First-Year Students

Special studies in media that are specific for first-year students. May be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 2000 (3) Writing for the Media

Introduces students to writing news for a range of media platforms, including print, broadcast, podcast, social media and more, and teaches them how to use the appropriate grammar and style conventions for those media types. Also introduces students to various types of stories, from breaking news to features to profiles, and to basic reporting skills.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite of JRNL 1000 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 2001 (3) Fundamentals of Reporting Technologies

Develops news-gathering skills for work in news enterprises. Students learn skills for working with technologies used in news reporting and in storytelling for various media formats. Students are introduced to a range of technologies for recording, editing and producing.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 1000 (formerly JOUR/JRNL 2601) (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors only.

JRNL 2401 (3) Media Coverage of Diverse Populations

Explores the ways in which issues of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religion play out in news coverage and how news organizations approach coverage of marginalized groups in society.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3102 (3) Photojournalism I

Introduces the basic elements of visual communication. Covers the use of camera systems, digital imaging techniques and other aspects of photojournalism including law, ethics, history and critical decision-making.

Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of JRNL 1000 or (formerly JOUR/JRNL 2601) (min grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors or Program in Journalism Mass Communication (JOUR) majors only..
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 3112 (3) Concepts in Visual Culture

Studies the principles, theories and language of visual communication, emphasizing the evaluation and use of images in mass media. Designed to help students build theories and practices learned in previous classes and perfect their skills integrating words and pictures in communication to gain a greater appreciation of the visual world.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3201 (3) Critical Perspectives on Journalism

Introduces students to the critical perspectives most often employed in qualitative analysis of journalistic texts and practice: Marxism, psychoanalytical criticism, semiology, sociological criticism, structuralism, etc. Emphasis is upon texts from contemporary print and broadcast media, although students may also explore documentary film and literary journalism.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3202 (3) Covering Political Campaigns

Provides a blend of theoretical understanding and on the ground experience for students interested in learning about the forces that shape election coverage and the practicalities of reporting on the local and national races for public office.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3211 (3) History of Broadcasting

Offers a broad overview of significant broadcast programs, the institutions and sociocultural and economic influences that have steered the course of radio, television and electronic media history in the United States.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3221 (3) History of Digital Journalism

Explores the history, economics and traditions of digital technologies. Addresses the interaction between digital technologies, culture and economy with particular emphasis on the effects on digital journalism. Concludes with a focus on how these concepts are embraced by new journalism market models.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3231 (3) History of Documentary Film

Explores the evolution of the documentary, both in feature films and on television, to understand how the genre offers both historical context and an understanding of the world in which we live.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3241 (3) History of Journalism

Explores the foundations of journalism practice in a historical context. Students study the evolution of the news industry and analyze examples of contemporary broadcasting, photography, online and print media in light of the past.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3401 (3) Sociology of News

Provides students with an introduction to the factors that shape news reporting and production, including gatekeeping, intermedia agenda setting, pack journalism, beat structures, news values and issues unique to the various platforms on which news is delivered.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3402 (3) Social Media Storytelling

Investigates the theory, ethics and best practices in storytelling across a variety of social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Medium and YouTube. Examines best practices for social media engagement. Students develop a story for multiple platforms and analyze the story performance n the sites and make recommendations for best practices.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3552 (3) Editing and Presentation

Explores copy editing, graphic principles and processes, new media technology.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 2001 or JRNL 1000 (formerly JOUR/JRNL 2601) (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) major or minors or News Editorial (NSED-BSJR or JNED-BSJR) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 3614 (3) Principles of Audio Production

Introduces audio production techniques using digital technologies. Students learn to apply fundamental principles to create professional radio and online programs including podcasting.

Requisites: Restricted to College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) or Program in Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) majors or JRNL minors with a minimum of 45 hours taken.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 3644 (3) Principles of Television Production

Emphasizes the use of video technologies in both field and studio production, camera and editing work, producing and directing for professional program production.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 2001 or JRNL 1000 (formerly JOUR/JRNL 260; min grade D-). Restricted to BCNS-BSJR or JBCN-BSJR or BCPM-BSJR or JBCP-BSJR majors only or JRNL majors or minors with a min of 57 hours taken.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 3651 (3) Media Law and Ethics

Studies state and federal laws and court decisions that affect the media in order to develop knowledge of media rights and responsibilities and an understanding of the legal system. Provides students with an overview of the theories, ethics, codes, and analytical models that are used in journalism, and introduces students to a variety of ethical issues that can arise in journalism.

Requisites: Restricted to College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) or Program in Journalism Mass Communication (JOUR) undergraduate students only, or JRNL minors.

JRNL 3674 (3) Television Production 2

Covers studio productions for "Newsteam Boulder." Students also do field projects to sharpen their writing, video production, and editing skills.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 3644 (minimum grade C-). Restricted Broadcast News (BCNS-BSJR or JBCN-BSJR) or Broadcast Production (BCPM-BSJR or JBCP-BSJR) majors only or Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 3704 (3) Sports Writing

Prepares students for the world of sport journalism. Combines the skills of a hard news reporter, the perspective of an entertainment reporter and the persuasive abilities of an editorial writer.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 3804 (3) Sports, Media and Society

Examines how sports, culture and especially the media, with a specific focus on journalism, all come together to influence society. Explores how sports communication affects, and is affected by, the issues and tension that touch society at large, such as law and politics, race, gender, sexuality and disability.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: MDST 3331
Requisites: Restricted to students with a minimum of 29 credits completed.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4002 (3) Reporting 2

Assumes mastery of basic reporting and writing skills. Students produce more sophisticated stories on a variety of topics.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 2001 (minimum grade C-). Restricted Journalism (JRNL) or News Editorial (NSED-BSJR or JNED-BSJR) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4011 (3) Principles of Media Relations

Provides students with information about the ethics, history and practice of media relations (community affairs, community relations, customer relations, government relations, industry relations, internal communications, public relations, press agentry, public affairs, publicity, etc.). Introduces students from multiple academic disciplines to the genres of writing required for a media relations career.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4102 (3) Photojournalism Portfolio

Advanced course intended to give students a forum in which technical skills will be brought to professional standards. Build a polished portfolio of work to present to editors and buyers.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5102
Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 3102 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4311 (3) Literary Journalism

Studies the contributions of American literary journalists from Sara Davidson, Joan Didion, Normal Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe; to established writers of nonfiction, including Annie Dillard, Jon Krakauer, Jane Kramer, Adrian Nichole LeBlanc and Terry Tempest Williams; to the newest wave of long-form journalists. Explores the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction and the literary techniques that distinguish creative nonfiction and literary journalism from other reportorial and storytelling forms.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5311
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4344 (3) Video Documentary Production

Designed to give students the experience of researching, writing, shooting and editing their own documentaries.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5344
Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 3644 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 4351 (3) Reporting Wars, Conflict and Peace

Explores how journalists report international breaking news with a focus on war, disaster and peace and how these news events affect peoples' lives, governmental decisions and news media operations.

Requisites: Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors or Program in Journalism and Mass Communication (CMCI) major students with a minimum of 73 hours taken.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 4354 (3) TV Reporting

Students learn basic broadcast reporting skills -- where to find news and how to cover it, how to analyze and organize news stories. Skills are linked with advanced concepts of shooting and editing videotape in order to produce news stories on deadline.

Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 3644 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) or Broadcast News (BCNS-BSJR or JBCN-BSJR) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 4401 (3) News and Public Perception

Considers the impact that news and journalistic practice have on the public through processes like agenda setting and second-level agenda setting, as well as issues such as news avoidance, the spiral of silence and political cynicism.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4411 (3) International Media and Global Crises

Investigates how media organizations, audiences and other international organizations function during various global crises, such as national disasters, climate change and health epidemics, due to imbalanced distribution of wealth and resources, ethic tensions and diplomatic failures.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4502 (3) Reporting 3

Involves writing news and features about actual events for publication under deadline pressure. Lab to be arranged.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5502
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 3552 and JRNL 4002 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) News Editorial (NSED or JNED) or Journalism (JRNL) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4562 (3) Digital Journalism

Builds upon digital production skills through the creation of multimedia project. Applies media theory to evaluate digital media content and explore how digital forms influence the news industry, politics, culture and society.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5562
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 2001 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors or Program in Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4572 (3) News Corps

CU News Corps provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a single project and then produce an in-depth text based or multimedia explanatory/investigative story for publication in professional media. Students spend several weeks studying the subject in question before reporting and producing their stories.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4602 (3) Opinion Writing

Concentrates on several of the subjective areas of journalism. Emphasizes editorial and column writing, editorial pages and blogging.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5602
Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of JRNL 2001 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4614 (1-3) Advanced Audio Practices

Applies advanced skills in producing in-depth audio programming for radio stations in Colorado and for weekly discussion-critique sessions.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 3614 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 4624 (4) NewsTeam

Students participate in Newsteam Boulder a program broadcast live over the Boulder cable television system.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5624
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 4354 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) or Broadcast News (BCNS -BSJR or JBCN-BSJR) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 4634 (1-3) Broadcast Projects

Covers interpretation, preparation, and/or reporting in programs for broadcast media. Prepares radio or television documentaries and informational/entertainment programs.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5634
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 3644 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 4651 (3) Advanced Media Ethics

Examines the responsibilities, the power and the problems of news media through the lens of ethical inquiry. Applies the philosophical an other perspectives from humanities and social sciences to consider ethical frameworks for guiding journalism in an era of technological disruption. Examines issues including privacy, conflicts of interest, undercover reporting, use of graphic images, interviewing trauma victims and other concerns in journalism through the lens of moral philosophy, best practices and codes of ethics.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 3651 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4674 (1-3) Television Production 3

Provides in-depth experience in directing and producing television programs.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 3674 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Broadcast News (BCNS-BSJR or JBCN-BSJR) or Broadcast Production (BCPM-BSJR or JBCP-BSJR) majors only or Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 4684 (3) Advanced Camera and Editing

Emphasizes the advanced techniques in digital video camera usage and digital editing for professional broadcast video production.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5684
Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of JOUR/JRNL 3644 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Broadcast News (BCNS-BSJR or JBCN-BSJR) or Broadcast Production (BCPM-BSJR or JBCP-BSJR) majors only or Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 4702 (3) Arts/Cultural Reporting and Criticism

Emphasizes composition of criticism for the performing arts and other areas of entertainment.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5702
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 2001 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors or Program in Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4704 (3) Athletic Media Relations

Offers the opportunity to both observe and experience what is required to work in the world of intercollegiate athletic media relations and professional sports public relations. Covers how to write and how to budget the vital components of publications, media bias and crisis management.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 3704 (minimum grade C-).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4714 (3) Sports Broadcasting

Teaches students how to do live sports television production. Students will learn the sports TV business from the ground up and be responsible for participating in the broadcasting of three to four live sporting events.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4724 (3) Sports Announcing

Teaches students about sports talk and sports announcing, how to interview sports celebrities and the legal considerations and ethics of the business. Students will be doing play-by-play and color of live sporting events.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 4802 (3) Feature Writing

Provides practice in writing freelance articles. Considers types, sources, methods, titles, illustrations, and freelance markets. Students submit work for publication.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5802
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 2001 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors or Program in Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4822 (3) Reporting on the Environment

Involves reporting and writing about the environment by taking into account the scientific, technological, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental subjects.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5822
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JRNL 2001 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or minors or Program in Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4841 (1-4) Undergraduate Independent Study

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.

JRNL 4872 (1-3) Special Topics: Print

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 5872
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 15.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) majors or miniors or Program in Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) majors with a minimum of 57 hours taken.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 4874 (1-3) Special Topics

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 15.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) and JRNL majors or minors or JOUR majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 4931 (1-6) Internship

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite of JRNL 4002 or JRNL 3644 or JRNL 4354 (all minimum grade of C-). Restricted to JRNL majors

JRNL 5001 (3) Media Technology Boot Camp

Offers a foundation in the technologies of journalistic storytelling across a variety of established and emerging media platforms, such as print, television, radio, online publications, blogs, social media and emerging forms of communication. Students will emerge from the course with basic competence in the technical tools they will need as journalists.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

JRNL 5011 (3) Newsgathering and Multimedia Storytelling

Develops skills in research and reporting on public issues and news events, and in the construction of narrative in the journalistic and documentary traditions, using a variety of media platforms.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

JRNL 5102 (3) Photojournalism Portfolio

Advanced course intended to give students a forum in which technical skills will be brought to professional standards. Build a polished portfolio of work to present to editors and buyers.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4102
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5201 (3) Principles of American Journalism

Acquaints students with concepts and functions of journalism in America. It will explore the underlying principles of journalism, relationships among journalism and other institutions, and current issues and problems facing journalists. Students will develop familiarity with how journalism works, as well as some perspective on how well (or not) journalism performs its function in American society.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 5211 (3) Funding Journalism in the 21st Century

Explores new business models and strategies that could sustain the news industry as it makes the transition to primarily digital platforms. The course examines both for-profit and nonprofit models in the United States, while also investigating projects around the world. The class answers the question: If journalism is funded this way, how can I use this in my own career?

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 5231 (3) Video Newsgathering

Explores the principles and techniques involved in the preparation of mobile- and social-based video storytelling. Students will learn the basics of video journalism: gathering sound and picture simultaneously, the fundamentals of exposure and composition, the grammar of video, writing to picture, selecting sound bites, and the basic concepts of editing.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 5241 (3) Coding for Journalists

Prepare non-coders to work successfully with developers-for students to learn what they need to know to collaborate with technologists. Students will also learn the basics of front-end web development languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript), which will help them develop their own portfolios, and essentially become more marketable and versatile.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 5311 (3) Literary Journalism

Studies the contributions of American literary journalists from Sara Davidson, Joan Didion, Normal Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe; to established writers of nonfiction, including Annie Dillard, Jon Krakauer, Jane Kramer, Adrian Nichole LeBlanc and Terry Tempest Williams; to the newest wave of long-form journalists. Explores the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction and the literary techniques that distinguish creative nonfiction and literary journalism from other reportorial and storytelling forms. Formerly JRNL 6321.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4311
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 5344 (3) Video Documentary Production

Designed to give students the experience of researching, writing, shooting and editing their own documentaries.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4344
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 and JRNL 5514 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 5502 (3) Newsgathering 2

Involves writing news and features about actual events for publication under deadline pressure. Lab to be arranged.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4502
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JOUR 5511 and JRNL/JOUR 5552 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5512 (3) In-Depth Reporting

Shows how to dig beneath the surface of issues and events. Focuses on research, interviewing, and writing.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5514 (3) Newsgathering for Television

Teaches advanced principles and techniques involved in the preparation of news for broadcasting.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 5521 (3) Data Journalism

Instructs students in data-driven investigative reporting. Includes hands-on, in-depth instruction in gathering data from census reports, commercial databases, information networks, and other sources, and utilizing statistical analysis software and spreadsheets to analyze the information in ways that can help deepen and strengthen journalistic stories on a wide variety of subjects.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 5552 (3) News Editing

Discusses principles and practice in copy editing and writing headlines for local and wire stories. Practice in page makeup, picture editing, and electronic editing.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5562 (3) Digital Journalism

Builds upon digital production skills through the creation of multimedia project. Applies media theory to evaluate digital media content and explore how digital forms influence the news industry, politics, culture and society.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4562
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5572 (3) CU News Corps

Provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in an explanatory/investigative news project that gives students a chance to use in-depth research to produce content for Colorado news outlets and practice the skills they've learned in previous reporting classes. Students spend several weeks studying the subject in question before reporting and producing their stories.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 5602 (3) Opinion Writing

Concentrates on several of the subjective areas of journalism. Emphasizes editorial and column writing, editorial pages and blogging.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4602
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5624 (4) NewsTeam

Students participate in Newsteam Boulder a program broadcast live over the Boulder cable television system.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4624
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 and JRNL 5514 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 5634 (1-3) Broadcast Projects

Covers interpretation, preparation, and/or reporting in programs for broadcast media. Prepares radio or television documentaries and informational/entertainment programs. Instructor consent required.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4634
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 and JRNL 5514 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 5651 (3) Journalism Law & Ethics

Explores the legal and ethical frameworks of journalistic practice and media production. Covers historical as well as current frameworks used in examining the legal and ethical issues that arise in newsgathering and publication. Examines the relationships between ethics and the law in various media context.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

JRNL 5684 (3) Advanced Camera and Editing

Emphasizes the advanced techniques in digital video camera usage and digital editing for professional broadcast video production.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4684
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 and JRNL 5514 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.

JRNL 5702 (3) Arts/Cultural Reporting and Criticism

Emphasizes composition of criticism for the performing arts and other areas of entertainment.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4702
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5802 (3) Feature Writing

Provides practice in writing freelance articles. Considers types, sources, methods, titles, illustrations, and freelance markets. Students submit work for publication.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4802
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5812 (3) Science Writing

Helps students acquire the basic skills and knowledge required of science journalists. Also examines issues of scientific importance such as climate change, the nature of scientific knowledge, and how science is covered in various media.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5822 (3) Reporting on the Environment

Involves reporting and writing about the environment by taking into account the scientific, technological, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental subjects.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4822
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5841 (1-3) Graduate Independent Study

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 5851 (1-6) Graduate Professional Project

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 5871 (1-3) Special Topics

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 15.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 5872 (1-3) Special Topics: Print

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JRNL 4872
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 15.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Print Online Journalism

JRNL 5874 (1-3) Special Topics: Electronic Media

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 15.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to Journalism (JRNL) graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Broadcast Journalism

JRNL 5931 (1-3) Internship

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires pre-requisite of JRNL 5001 and JRNL 5011 and JRNL 5521 (all minimum grade of C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 6651 (3) Media Law

Graduate seminar in communications law. Studies changing law and applied legal research techniques.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Core Curriculum and General Electives

JRNL 6871 (3) Special Topics

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 15.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

JRNL 6940 (1) Master's Degree Candidate

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

JRNL 7001 (3) ProSeminar in Mass Communication Theory 1

Discusses prominent theoretical and methodological points of view in journalism studies and strategic communication that range from social science to critical studies to the humanities. The premise is that methods are driven by research questions, so there is no best way to conduct research. You should leave this course with an understanding of how to address various mass communication phenomena.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: APRD 7001
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 7002 (3) Research Design

Adopts a holistic and creative approach to bridging theory with method for the purpose of research design. Students learn how to bridge theory and method, exploring research designs that effectively address research questions and hypotheses through elaboration of theoretical and operational linkages.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: APRD 7002
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of JRNL 7003 and MDRP 7051 and MDRP 7061 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 7003 (3) ProSeminar in Mass Communication Theory II

Continues introducing and discussing theoretical and methodological points of view in areas of communication, journalism and persuasion. Discusses the most important qualitative and quantitative methodological points of view, and from theoretical viewpoints that range from social science to critical studies. The idea is to develop an appreciation for theories and methodologies that can be employed depending upon the research question.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: APRD 7003
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 7004 (1) Doctoral Professionalization Seminar

Introduces you to the university and gives you a chance to think out loud about what your academic future might look like. The course is designed to be responsive to your needs regarding your career, getting a job, getting tenure and teaching. In short, the course prepares you for a career in academia.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: APRD 7004
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 4.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to PhD students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

JRNL 8991 (1-10) Doctoral Dissertation

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 40.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.