Graduate Journalism

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Graduate Journalism

2020 Spring Term


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3 Units


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.

1-3 Units


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 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


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 In addition, students must complete the Graduate School thesis proposal form available at Note, Comm 799 credits may not be taken concurrently with Comm798 or Journlsm 798 credits.

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