The Washington State University Catalog

Courses with the COMJOUR Subject

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Courses

Journalism And Media Production (COMJOUR)

150 Introduction to Broadcast Equipment 1 Orientation to broadcast equipment; audio, studio television, and field television, as applied to various functions. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

333 [M] Reporting Across Platforms 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 210; COM 300 with a C or better; certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication. Instruction in reporting, writing and editing news stories suitable for publication and on-air presentation. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

335 Broadcast News Reporting 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: COMJOUR 333; certified in any major in the College of Communication. Fundamentals of broadcast reporting; development of editorial and news judgment, writing skills, and proficiency in field camera production and editing. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

350 News and Society 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major in the College of Communication. Fundamentals of historic, contemporary, and emerging models of news production; social contexts and effects, alternative sources, and critiques of news. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

355 Beginning Television Production 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: COMJOUR 333; certified in any major in the College of Communication. Beginning television studio production, directing, lighting, graphic design, editing, video/audio compression. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

360 Writing for Television 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major in the College of Communication. Theory and practice of writing scripts: analysis of dramatic, comedic, commercial, documentary scripts; writing scripts for each genre. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

390 Video for the Web 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: COM 210; certified in any major in the College of Communication. Capture, design, edit, and compress quality video and audio; basic lighting techniques. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

425 [M] Reporting of Public Affairs 3 Course Prerequisite: COMJOUR 333; certified in any major in the College of Communication. Research covering public and private sectors. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

433 Advanced Radio News and Production 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: COMJOUR 333; certified in any major in the College of Communication. Intense radio news and production course designed to refine radio news writing, reporting, and on-air presentation skills.

455 Advanced Television Production 4 (3-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: COMJOUR 355; certified in any major in the College of Communication. Field production; editing; advanced studio production. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

465 [M] Advanced Television News 4 (3-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: COMJOUR 335; certified in any major in the College of Communication. Writing, reporting, and editing broadcast news; development and production of broadcast quality news. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

466 Digital Video Editing for News Reporting and Documentary 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication. Video editing for news reporting; feature-length editing for news and public affairs topics; documentaries; visual storytelling. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

481 Broadcast Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication; senior standing. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

486 (475) Murrow News Service 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Course Prerequisite: COMJOUR 335, 355, or 425; certified in any major in the College of Communication. Advanced journalism and media production to produce investigative, watchdog news reports for media outlets and public. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

495 Broadcasting Professional Internship V 2-12 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: COMJOUR 333; COMJOUR 350; COMJOUR 355 or 425; certified in any major in the College of Communication; by interview only. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

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