Journalism and Media Studies (JAMS)

JAMS 011 JOURNALISM PRACTICES (1 credit)

Application of journalistic skills through work on student media.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

JAMS 012 ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRACTICES (1 credit)

Introduction to electronic media programming, production, and distribution. Audio and video production skills, electronic media distribution channels, business practices, legal and policy issues, professional standards and methods. Requires work at the Linfield Pawdcast Network or Wildcat Productions.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

JAMS 013 SPORTS MEDIA PRACTICES (1 credit)

Fundamentals of sports programming, production, and distribution for electronic media. Introduction to sports programming practices, audio and video production skills, electronic media distribution channels, business practices, legal and policy issues, professional standards and methods. Requires work at the Linfield Pawdcast Network, Wildcat Productions, and/or Linfield Sports Information.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

JAMS 015 SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT AND STRATEGIES (1 credit)

Introduction to social media platforms, content, and strategies, including social media planning, distribution platforms, business practices, legal and policy issues, professional standards and methods. OFFERED THROUGH ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (OCE) ONLY.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

JAMS 111 JOURNALISM PRACTICES (1 credit)

Application of journalistic skills through work on student media.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

JAMS 112 ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRACTICES (1 credit)

Introduction to electronic media programming, production, and distribution. Audio and video production skills, electronic media distribution channels, business practices, legal and policy issues, professional standards and methods. Requires work at Linfield Pawdcast Network or Wildcat Productions.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

JAMS 113 SPORTS MEDIA PRACTICES (1 credit)

Fundamentals of sports programming, production, and distribution for electronic media. Introduction to sports programming practices, audio and video production skills, electronic media distribution channels, business practices, legal and policy issues, professional standards and methods. Requires work at the Linfield Pawdcast Network, Wildcat Productions, and/ or Linfield Sports Information.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

JAMS 150 LIVING IN A MEDIA WORLD (3 credits)

Introduction to social, political, and economic roles of the media in the United States. Discussion of development and technology of media industries, including online and social media, newspapers, magazines, books, music, television, film, video games,journalism, advertising and public relations.

(INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES, U.S. PLURALISM)

JAMS 175 INTRO TO MEDIA WRITING (4 credits)

Introductory survey of writing styles used by media professionals, including print, broadcast, public relations, blogs, and social media. Emphasis on grammar, style, and structure.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required. JAMS 150 recommended.

JAMS 180 MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING (4 credits)

Fundamentals of storytelling for interactive multimedia channels, including blogs and social media. Introduction to a variety of story forms and structures, and how forms and structures change for different audiences and delivery systems. Work with basic production tools and techniques for creating and distributing text, image, audio, and video content.

Total Course fees: $30.00

Prerequisites: JAMS 150 recommended. Consent of instructor required.

JAMS 187 CAREER PREPARATION (1 credit)

Training and preparation for internships and careers in the media and communication fields. Preparation of a résumé, cover letter and portfolio. Practice and preparation for interviews and networking. Research skills pertinent to searching for internships and jobs. For Journalism and Media Studies majors and Media Studies minors.

Prerequisites: JAMS 150 and INQS 125, or consent of instructor.

JAMS 230 MEDIA THEORY AND CRITICISM (4 credits)

Introduction to theoretical perspectives and analytical techniques used in the critique of media production, content, and audiences. Critical study of media organizations, media representations, the political role of media, media effects on audiences, and contemporary journalism. Development of research skills and use of scholarly texts.

Prerequisites: JAMS 150 and INQS 125.

JAMS 321 TOPICS IN MEDIA PRODUCTION (4 credits)

Selected topics in the production of media content for distribution through a variety of channels. Topics and media vary and may include print, photography, audio, video, or interactive multimedia. Lab and/or seminar format as appropriate to course topic. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

Total Course fees: $45.00

Prerequisites: JAMS 180 or consent of instructor.

JAMS 327 INTRODUCTION TO FILM (ALSO LISTED AS ENGL 327) (4 credits)

The tools of visual literacy. Responding to and evaluating cinema as art and as mass media. The vocabulary of film-making and film criticism. Sample topics: genre analysis, directorial study, international film industry, film narrative.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

JAMS 330 MEDIA HISTORY (4 credits)

The role of the media in the development of the American nation and culture. Includes history of newspapers, books, radio, video, film, advertising, and public relations and their interactions with political, social, and cultural institutions.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(VITAL PAST)

JAMS 335 MEDIA ETHICS (4 credits)

Structures, concerns, and issues in media industries, including responsibility, confidentiality, privacy, attribution, objectivity, conduct codes, accountability, and the public interest.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(ULTIMATE QUESTIONS)

JAMS 337 MEDIA AND THE LAW (ALSO LISTED AS POLS 337) (4 credits)

Legal, regulatory, and ethical issues involving print and broadcast media and the Internet, including libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, shielding of sources, freedom of the press, copyright, and government regulation.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

JAMS 340 MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE (4 credits)

The role of the mass media in the origins, development, and dissemination of American popular culture. Consideration of elite critiques of popular culture. Analysis of popular cultural manifestations in films, television, comic books, recorded music, and other media.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

JAMS 343 SOCIAL MEDIA THEORY AND PRACTICE (4 credits)

Exploration of social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, and their applications in journalism and public relations. Study of the history, function, economics, psychology, and sociology of social media as theorized by communication scholars. Hands-on experience in the planning and implementation of ethical and effective social media strategies for journalists and public relations practitioners.

Prerequisites: JAMS 150, INQS 125 and sophomore standing.

JAMS 347 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (4 credits)

Development and role of public relations in mass communication discipline and professions. Contributions of mass communication, public opinion and persuasion theories to public relations. Importance of ethics and social responsibility in practice. Public relations research techniques, planning, strategic analysis and application in a variety of situations and organizations, including government, corporate, and not-for-profit.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

JAMS 349 PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING (4 credits)

Introduction to field of advertising and its importance to mass media. Research techniques, strategic planning, audience segmentation, creative development, media planning, implementation and evaluation of advertising effectiveness. Analysis of social effects of advertising, what makes an ad effective, and importance of ethics and social responsibility in advertising.

Prerequisites: JAMS 150 or consent of instructor.

JAMS 351 PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM (4 credits)

Overview of journalism theory and practice with particular emphasis on its role in a democratic society. Use of current issues as springboard for discussion of technological trends, economics and social responsibility of the news media.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.

(U.S. PLURALISM)

JAMS 353 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (ALSO LISTED AS POLS 353) (4 credits)

The uses and functions of communication in modern democracies. Exploration of dilemmas involved in communicating political information to the citizenry and the role of citizens in the broader political communication system.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher.

(INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

JAMS 357 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY (ALSO LISTED AS ENVS 357 AND COMM 357) (4 credits)

Investigates the challenges and methods for informing the public and engaging stakeholders in addressing environmental problems. Students practice a variety of communication and engagement techniques as well as create and critique environmental messages, public participation strategies and information dissemination styles for multiple audiences and purposes.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing required; one of ENVS 201, JAMS 150, COMM 255; or consent of instructor.

(INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

JAMS 360 TOPICS IN JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES (4 credits)

Selected topics in media production, content, and sociocultural impact, which may include new innovations and involve advanced study. Topics will vary and may include Sports and the Media; Media, War, and Culture; Advanced Audio Production; or Advanced Photojournalism. Lecture, seminar, and/or lab format as appropriate to course topic. May be repeated once for credit with different content.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

JAMS 370 PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING (4 credits)

Advanced-level laboratory and field course creating and producing written materials used in public relations, including press releases, public service announcements, brochures, newsletters and speeches.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: JAMS 175, JAMS 230, and JAMS 347.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

JAMS 375 REPORTING (4 credits)

Advanced-level field experience course emphasizing story ideas, sources, ethics, and legal questions. Reporting for local paper, lectures and discussions, consultations.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: JAMS 175 and 230.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

JAMS 377 FEATURE WRITING (4 credits)

Advanced-level laboratory and field course, researching and writing feature articles suitable for publication in magazines, newspapers and online news sites. Covers elements that distinguish feature articles from other kinds of writing, different types of feature articles, and the processes of researching, writing and selling articles.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: JAMS 175 and JAMS 230.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

JAMS 378 ELECTRONIC MEDIA WRITING (4 credits)

Advanced-level laboratory and field course. Theory and practice of writing for audio, video, and online channels. Covers techniques for writing news, features, commentary, and persuasive content for electronic media.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: JAMS 175 and 230.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

JAMS 398 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Most recent topic offered has been media in the European Union. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

JAMS 425 ADVANCED VIDEO (4 credits)

Advanced studies of critical and technical skills in video production. Students undertake individual projects. Assist faculty members in the classroom and media production facilities as peer instructors.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

JAMS 429 ADVANCED INTERACTIVE MEDIA (4 credits)

Advanced studies of critical and technical skills in interactive media. Students undertake individual projects. Assist faculty members in the classroom and media production facilities as peer instructors.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

JAMS 447 PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH AND CAMPAIGNS (4 credits)

Advanced seminar combining theory, research, and practice in public relations. Development of a public relations program. Design, implementation, and analysis of social science research; public relations, mass communication, and public opinion theory; application of public relations principles, strategies, and techniques through experiential learning.

Prerequisites: JAMS 347 and 370 or consent of instructor.

JAMS 450 MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS (4 credits)

Survey and practice of quantitative and qualitative social science research methods used by media scholars and professionals to answer theoretical and applied questions.

Prerequisites: JAMS 150, INQS 125, and sophomore standing; or consent of instructor.

JAMS 480 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 credits)

Advanced study in the journalism and media studies disciplines.

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair required.

JAMS 485 SENIOR CAPSTONE (4 credits)

Capstone seminar for majors, integrating theoretical and practical aspects of the curriculum. Includes intensive examination of recurrent and new issues in journalism and media studies, self-assessment, preparation of a portfolio, development of an advanced media or research project tailored to the interests of the student, and oral presentations of the portfolio and project.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.

JAMS 487 INTERNSHIP (1-4 credits)

Supervised work at a newspaper, magazine, broadcast station, or public relations, marketing or advertising agency or department, or other approved media outlet. Arranged through the department by individual students. Letter grades. May be taken multiple times up to a cumulative 4 credits.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)