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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer 005
English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989)
Major Requirements: CCAS and UCC
Minor Requirements: CCAS and UCC
Independent Study and Internship: CCAS and UCC
Departmental Honors Program: CCAS and UCC
Teacher Certification in English: CCAS and UCC
Graduate Courses for Undergraduate Credit: CCAS and UCC
Dual-Degree Program
Courses (Communication 192)
Courses (English Literature 350)
Courses (American Literature 352)
Courses (Film 354)
Courses (Journalism 570)
Courses (Linguistics 615)
Courses (Rhetoric 842)
Courses (Writing 989)
Finance 390
Forensic Science 412
French 420
Gender Studies 443
Geology 460
German 470
Global Studies 480
Health Sciences 499
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
Individualized Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
Learning Abroad
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Management Science and Information Systems 623
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
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Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
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Social Work 910
Sociology (920), Anthropology (070), and Criminal Justice (202)
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Teacher Education 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Theater Arts 965)
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Global Studies 480, Spanish 940)
Urban Studies 975
Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989) Courses (Journalism 570)  

Courses (Journalism 570)

50:570:194 Laboratory in Experiential Learning (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:570:201 Introduction to Journalism (3) The course will focus more on basic skills and tasks, most of which will happen within the classroom, rather than field reporting and working as an independent journalist, which would be saved for a more advanced reporting course. Prerequisite: 50:989:101.
50:570:210 Media Literacy (3) This course will teach students how to become media literate, concentrating on issues such as how social media is revolutionizing news delivery, how members of the legacy news outlets do their job, how politicians, corporations, and other influencers attempt to use, or in some cases bypass, the media to distribute their messages, and how the public consumes and interprets the cacophony of messages being delivered. By employing critical thinking skills similar to those applied to other aspects of one's studies, students will begin to discern what is true, and what is propaganda, manipulation, or exploitation.
50:570:300 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) A survey course examining the history and modern developments of newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, movies, music, the internet, advertising, and public relations.
50:570:301,302 News Reporting and Writing (3,3) The basic "straight" news story, with excursions into the second-day story and the follow-up; emphasis on writing professionally.
50:570:303 Issues in Contemporary Journalism (3) An examination of issues facing journalists today and the changing nature of the journalist's job in our present 24-7 news delivery system.
50:570:304 Political Reporting (3) Taught during the presidential election year, this course focuses on the functions and responsibilities of being a political reporter and the impact that role has on election outcomes.
50:350:305 Opinion Writing (3) Covering several forms of opinion writing, from commentaries on current events to critiquing artistic endeavors to personal blogs, students will develop a voice and point of view.
50:570:306 Urban Reporting (3) With Camden as a canvas, students will report on several aspects of the urban environment --from city government and politics, to criminal justice, to housing and community development, to health care.
50:570:307 Public Relations (3) An introduction to the field of public relations (PR), which will lay a groundwork toward developing the skills required to become a PR professional.
50:570:308 Law and Order (3) Covering police and the courts: Explores the various aspects of reporting on the criminal justice system, from working with police and following criminal investigations to covering criminal and civil court trials to investigative reporting and research tapping into the wealth of available data, statistics, and records.
50:570:309 Race, Religion, and Social Diversity (3) In the hyperpartisan society we now live in, the topics of race, religion, and social diversity have become the focus of much of today's news reporting. In this course, students will both report upon these subjects as well as investigate how the media navigates the tricky and rapidly changing terrain associated with these issues, including discussion on demographic polarization, diversity in the newsroom, the public 's influence on policy, and the role of social media in exposing stories and expanding the message.
50:570:310 Food Writing (3) From best-selling memoirs and cookbooks to newspaper columnists to scripted reality shows, writing about food has become a burgeoning field for journalists, critics, and essayists. Whether it's debating the agripolitical issues surrounding sustainability and food industry practices, or examining food-related health issues like obesity, or tweeting about celebrity chefs, our culture has become obsessed with what and how we eat. This course will explore this phenomenon, looking at historical and contemporary attitudes about food writing, food politics, food in literature, and the modern foodie culture. We'll conduct product tasting and analysis, become restaurant reviewers, and look at some of the big issues in food writing today, with students writing and blogging on several of these topics. Readings will include works by food scientists and policymakers, chefs, food bloggers, and food journalists. Along the way, students will not only hone their creative and critical writing skills, they will also develop more discerning palates by tasting some good food.
50:570:311 Media Ethics (3) The press in America plays a vital role in our democracy, yet today's media face growing challenges, from those who doubt their integrity on a daily basis, to rapidly changing multimedia technology that both aids and complicates the job of a journalist. Still, the cornerstones of the practice--ethics, accuracy and fairness--remain critical in maintaining credibility and value, and will be the focus of this course. Through open discussion and debate, the class will explore ethical values and theories in the context of real situations facing today's media professionals, where journalists find themselves having to make split-second decisions, and what impact those decisions have upon those being reported on, news consumers, and the public at large.
50:570:316 Journalist in and on Film (3) For many, our understanding of what journalists do has been shaped by popular culture, more specifically, by how reporters, editors, and media moguls are portrayed in film. From the hapless bumbler to the crusader, the hard-bitten cynic to the power-hungry megalomaniac, the ambitious scoundrel to the intrepid investigator, cinema's depictions of journalists, real or fictional, have both reinforced stereotypes and provided keen insights. This course will offer a comprehensive look at how the news, and those who produce the news, are portrayed in movies and how that impacts our perceptions of the media. We will view and discuss films focused on journalists from over the last 80 years, including His Girl Friday, Citizen Kane, Superman, All the President's Men, Good Night and Good Luck, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Shattered Glass, Anchorman, Truth, and 2016's Best Picture Oscar winner, Spotlight. Graded assignments will include a film viewing journal blog, a movie critique, and a researched, analytical magazine style article.
50:570:319 Copy Editing I (3) Basic copy editing and headline writing. Prerequisites: At least one semester of 50:570:301,302.
50:570:320 Copy Editing II (3) Emphasis on newspaper layout and story selection, plus selecting and cropping photographs. Prerequisite: 50:570:319.
50:570:335 Freelance Article Writing (3)
Magazine writing from the initial idea to the completed manuscript, including possible publication.
50:570:336 Review Writing (3) Analysis of styles and trends in contemporary reviewing, with instruction and practice in writing criticism of books, theater, cinema, and various other arts.
50:570:338 Writing for Broadcast Journalism (3) Fundamentals of writing for broadcast media, primarily radio and television.
50:570:395,396,397,398 Special Studies in Journalism (3,3,3,3) A course in a specially selected topic. Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
50:570:491,492 Independent Study in Journalism (BA,BA) An opportunity for advanced students to pursue their interests in journalism in a self-determined course of study under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: 50:570:301,302, and 335 with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.
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