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JEM Graduate Course Descriptions

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JREM 500 Thesis

(1 -15 Credit Hours) Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

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JREM 502 Use of Facilities

(3 Credit Hours) Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when the student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.

Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

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JREM 510 International Journalism

(3 Credit Hours) Studies the development and impact of international and trans-national media systems on journalism today. Examines the implications for reporters, editors, and publishers in print, broadcasting, cable, satellite, and the Internet as well as the effects on audiences, societies, global cultures, and political economies. Comparative analysis of media, media practices, and flow of information throughout the world.

Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction: Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

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JREM 512 Research Methods

(3 Credit Hours) Applications of communication research techniques for management. Gathering and analysis of data for assessing media audiences and message impacts.

Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction: Enrollment is limited to graduate students or consent of instructor.

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JREM 515 Adv. Reporting Across Media

(3 Credit Hours) Developing good story ideas, researching them, and translating them into suitable material for news in print, broadcasting, cable, and the Internet. Using video and graphics to reinforce the story concept. Considering the needs of the media and the audience. Theories of how content changes as the medium changes.

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JREM 520 Seminar in Political Communication

(3 Credit Hours) 520 Seminar in Political Communication – Relationships among mass media, public relations and government and their roles in democratic society. Governmental public relations, political campaigns, coverage of military, executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, special interest groups and public access to government information.

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JREM 522 Seminar In Journalism Issues and Theory

(3 Credit Hours) Discussion of the important issues in journalism from a variety of theoretical viewpoints. Study of the basic literature on theory involving journalism (print, broadcasting, cable, and the Internet) and its application to current problems.

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JREM 525 Public Opinion

(3 Credit Hours) Role of press in developing and influencing public consensus. Social theories of public opinion and analysis of media’s response.

Cross-listed: Same as Public Relations 525

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JREM 530 Mass Comunication Law in Democratic Society

(3 Credit Hours) Advanced study of legal issues in journalism across the media. Constitutional interpretation of First Amendment rights. The evolution of the theory of press freedom in the United States. Principles and case studies in communication law. Analysis of court opinions and regulatory policies. Discussion of legal research. Examination of the impact of globalization and new technologies on the traditional values of the First Amendment.

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JREM 550 Writing and Editing Projects

(3 Credit Hours) Specialized writing or editing interests: agriculture, politics, labor, finance, science, technical, general publications.

Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

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JREM 555 Seminar In Technology and Economics of Media and Information Systems

(3 Credit Hours) xamines how economics and technology shape development and operations of media and information systems. Focus on industry structures, market definitions, and the impacts of emerging completion. Implications of emerging technologies on costs, market definitions, and supply and demand characteristics. Discussion of emerging/new media and implications on existing systems. Comparison of traditional and emerging industries, markets, and models.

Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only

Registration Restriction: Enrollment is limited to graduate students or consent of instructor.

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JREM 556 Seminar in Mass Media Health Communication

(3 Credit Hours) Methods, problems, theories, and issues of communication in health field. Media’s reporting of health issues. Setting of media’s health agenda; strategic uses of media in social marketing efforts; public communication of complex social/medical issues. Discussion of relevant communication theories including uses and gratifications, reasoned action, health belief model, social cognitive and framing.

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JREM 560 Advanced Web Publishing

(3 Credit Hours) Electronic research and publishing. Social, legal and ethical challenges surrounding online publishing. Project planning and storyboarding techniques for designing and creating site on web.

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JREM 590 Project

(3 Credit Hours) Capstone project under guidance of faculty. Applications of principles from previous course work.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

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JREM 592 Internship

(3 Credit Hours) Full-time (30-40 hours per week) work experience in news, production, or sales and management with non-university professional organization. Educational experience beyond that available at the university. Final term paper.

Credit Restriction(s): No retroactive credit for previous work experience

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JREM 597 Independent Study

(3 Credit Hours) Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Must be a graduate student.
Registration Permission: Advanced undergraduate students who wish to be considered must seek permission of instructor.

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JREM 680 Mass Communication Theory

(3 Credit Hours) Survey of major theories and studies in mass communication.
Cross-listed: (Same as Advertising 680 and Public Relations 680.)

Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor. Minimum student level – graduate.

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