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Graduate Journalism

2013 Fall Term

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3 Units

HISTORY OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Journalism 505

An overview of the origin, development, strengths and weaknesses, and achievements of mass communication in the United States, with particular attention to the interrelationship between mass communication and society.


3 Units

LAW OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Journalism 620

Study of law as applied to the mass media with particular emphasis on freedom of information, libel, privacy, contempt, commercial speech, regulation of electronic media and copyright regulation.


3 Units

COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC OPINION

Journalism 630

The role of the mass media of communication in the formation of public opinion. Use of social science techniques for studying public opinion will be examined. Prereq: Consent of instructor.


3 Units

MASS COMMUNICATION IN SOCIETY

Journalism 631

A course which examines the functions and effects of mass media in our society. Theoretical bases for assessing social, behavioral and cultural influences are emphasized.


1-3 Units

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Journalism 798

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Students must complete the Independent Studies Form located at http://www.uww.edu/commgrads/forms.html or available from the Communication Department office prior to registering for this course. The form requires signatures from the instructor supervising the independent study and from the graduate coordinator. Note, Comm799 or Journlsm 799 Thesis credits and Comm789 or Journlsm 789 ACP credits may not be taken concurrently with Comm798 or Journlsm 798 Independent Study credits.


3 Units

THESIS RESEARCH

Journalism 799

Guided investigation of an approved thesis topic. Students may receive credit for research activities planned in conjunction with their advisors and leading to the completion of a master's degree. For students choosing the thesis option, 3 units of Thesis Reseach (JOURNLSM 799) may count toward the 30 required credits. For students choosing the ACP option, 3 units of ACP (JOURNLSM 789) credits may count toward the required 30 units. Thesis prospectus forms are available from the Graduate Program Coordinator and the department website at http://academics.uww.edu/commgrads/forms.html. In addition, students must complete the Graduate School thesis proposal form available at http://www.uww.edu/gradstudies/thesisform.php. Note, Comm 799 credits may not be taken concurrently with Comm798 or Journlsm 798 credits.

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