Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC)

JMC 825P – Public Policy and the Media     3 credit hours

This course provides students with a systematic framework for ethical decision-making in mass communications. Ethics theory is examined in combination with the practice of ethics commonly applied by media professionals including print and broadcast news practitioners as well as those involved in the fields of public relations and advertising.

JMC 860P – Mass Media & Society     3 credit hours

An examination of the theories, issues and controversies surrounding the mass media. Particular emphasis will be given to press ethics, freedom, and media effects.

JMC 899P – Topics     3 credit hours

Selected topics and problems of current interest considered in-depth. Classroom or on-line discussions, course projects or research problems. Topics vary each semester depending on instructor; however, the purpose of the course is to offer an opportunity for students to study either fresh topics of particular timeliness or standard topics in more theoretical depth than appropriate in other existing courses.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00