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Graduate Journalism

2014 Summer Term

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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

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.


3 Units

APPLIED COMMUNICATION PROJECT CREDITS

Journalism 789

Applied Communication Project (ACP) units allow a student to work with his/her project director and committee in further developing and completing the ACP, a capstone experience option emphasizing the application of communication theory and principles to solve a communication problem or meet a specific need relating to corporate communication or mass communication issues. ACP proposal forms available at http://academics.uww.edu/comgrads/forms.html or 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.


1-3 Units

COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM

Journalism 793

The Communication Practicum gives students, under the direction of a faculty advisor, the opportunity to apply their theoretical and research backgrounds in "real world" settings ranging from internships in organizations or agencies to other approved activities.


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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