School of Communication & Journalism

Journalism - JRNL Courses

JRNL 1100 JOURNALISM FUNDAMENTALS (3) LEC. 3. Emphasis on Associated Press Stylebook, word usage, and spelling for students interested in print, broadcast, public relations, and web-based writing.

JRNL 1AA0 JOURNALISM FUNDAMENTALS ENTRANCE EXAM (0) LAB. 1.5. SU. JRNL 1AA0 is an exam option for students who are required to take JRNL 1100. The course will test students on spelling, grammar, Associated Press Style and word usage to mirror content covered in the in-person course. This course is not repeatable.

JRNL 2210/2213 NEWSWRITING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0. With a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100. Introduction to newswriting techniques, with emphasis on learning news values, recognizing parts of a story, and writing stories that meet standards of accuracy, grammar, style, spelling, law, and ethics.

JRNL 2310 REPORTING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210. With a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100. Preparation for careers in gathering and telling the news. Course emphasizes the writing of accurate, clear, and meaningful news stories for print and digital formats.

JRNL 2320 ADVISING STUDENT PUBLICATIONS (3) LEC. 3. Primarily for non-journalism and non-communication majors. Role and responsibilities of the publication adviser in high school and college.

JRNL 3010 DIGITAL NEWS PRODUCTION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103) and JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0. with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Introduction to the basics of digital video production. Emphasis on techniques used in producing newscasts for broadcast, web and mobile devices.

JRNL 3020 DIGITAL NEWS REPORTING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 and JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 3010 and (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103). with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Writing and reporting digital news stories on deadline for broadcast, online, social media, and mobile outlets.

JRNL 3103 GLOBAL JOURNALISM AND MEDIA SYSTEMS (3) DSL. 3. The Internet and social media have created a world more connected than ever. Examines the economic, political, technological, and cultural changes that impact media and journalism globally.

JRNL 3110 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED JOURNALISM (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210 and JRNL 2310and (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103). with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIV or MDIA. Introduction to how a media organization operates; provides an opportunity for students to gain practical, hands-on journalism experience.

JRNL 3220 MAGAZINE AND FEATURE WRITING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103) and JRNL 2210. with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Introduction to writing colorful, human-interest non-fiction pieces that illustrate drama and impact. Students will learn how to pitch their ideas to editors in print and digital markets.

JRNL 3410 PHOTOJOURNALISM (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103) and JRNL 2210. with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Uses, techniques, and processes of digital photography for the newspaper, magazine, and web-based industries. Operations of digital SLRs and Photoshop and techniques for variety of assignments are addressed.

JRNL 3470 EDITING AND DESIGN (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210 and (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103). with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Introduction to the basics of design, layout, headline writing, typography, use of color, and selection of images for visual impact. Students will learn how to design news, sports, and magazine layouts, using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

JRNL 3510 MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103) and JRNL 2210. with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Introduction to multimedia journalistic storytelling. Reporting and production course where students use various technologies to produce journalism stories for digital platforms.

JRNL 3530 SPORTS REPORTING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210 or (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103). with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Sports reporting for print, broadcast, and online media, with emphasis on interviewing athletes, covering sporting events, and learning about issues surrounding sports.

JRNL 4230 ADVANCED REPORTING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103) and JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210 and JRNL 2310 and (JRNL 3220 and JRNL 3020) or (JRNL 3220 and JRNL 3530) or (JRNL 3020 or JRNL 3530). with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Developing and writing news stories under deadline pressure; investigative and interpretative reporting.

JRNL 4320 ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNALISM (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 and (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103). with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. or Departmental approval. Emphasis on content, advertising, audience, and marketing in news organizations and applying entrepreneurial principles to journalism start-ups.

JRNL 4410 JOURNALISM HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Issues facing the American press, from colonial times to the present, with emphasis on regional and state issues.

JRNL 4417 HONORS JOURNALISM HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College. Issues facing the American press, from colonial times to the present, with emphasis on regional and state issues. Credit will not be given for both JRNL 4410 and JRNL 4417.

JRNL 4470 ADVANCED MAGAZINE AND FEATURE WRITING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103) and JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210 and JRNL 2310 and JRNL 3220 and (JRNL 3020 or JRNL 3530). with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Emphasis on creating long-form, non-fiction articles for print and digital publications through graceful and innovative writing techniques and skillful reporting.

JRNL 4480 ADVANCED PUBLICATION DESIGN (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103 and JRNL 2210 and JRNL 3470. with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA, MDIV or Departmental approval. Desktop publishing to produce print publications, including brochures and newsletters, and with exposure to web page, advertising, and magazine design.

JRNL 4490 LITERARY JOURNALISM (3) LEC. 3. Survey course on the best non-fiction produced by journalists.

JRNL 4870 COMMUNITY JOURNALISM (3) LEC. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210 and (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103). with a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100. Civic role of community journalists.

JRNL 4920 JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP (3) INT. 3. Pr. (CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103) and JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210 and JRNL 2310 and (JRNL 3020 or JRNL 3220 or JRNL 3530) and (JRNL 3010 or JRNL 3110 or JRNL 3410 or JRNL 3470 or JRNL 3510). With a minimum grade of "B" in JRNL 1100 and one specialized reporting course and one journalism production course and Declared major in JRNL. Opportunity to apply classroom experience to career setting. Internship must be a supervised, closely monitored work experience, appropriate to the major, that takes place in a professional setting. Admission to internship program.

JRNL 4930 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-4) IND. Research and analysis of specific areas of journalism. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

JRNL 4967 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College or departmental approval. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

JRNL 4970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (3) AAB. 3. Pr. JRNL 1100 or JRNL 1AA0 and JRNL 2210. with a minimum grade of B in JRNL 1100 and Declared major in AGCO, COMM, JRNL, PRCM, MDIA or MDIV. Study of narrowly defined journalism topics not already covered in the current JRNL curriculum. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

JRNL 4997 HONORS THESIS (1-3) IND. Pr. Honors College or departmental approval. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

Communication and Journalism - CMJN Courses

CMJN 2100/2103 CONCEPTS IN COMMUNICATIONS AND JOURNALISM (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 1. Introduction to the basic principles of various communication forms, the dominant communication theories, and communication industries. May count either CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103.

CMJN 2910 COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM PRACTICUM (1-3) PRA. SU. Departmental Approval. Practical experiences in potential career fields gained while working in professional settings. One to three hours variable credit. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

CMJN 3110 SPORTS MEDIA RELATIONS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103. Focuses on the major concepts and theories of the management of sports media relations. Will include discussion of issues, philosophies and cases. May count either sections CMJN 3110 or MDIA 4350.

CMJN 3210 NEWS AND SPORTS ANNOUNCING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103 or Departmental approval. This class focuses on the theory and practical technique of studio and field announcing. Primary emphasis will be placed on announcing for news and sports. Additional attention will be given to voice over announcing.

CMJN 3350/3353 VISUAL COMMUNICATION (3) LEC. 3. Visual literacy, cognition, aesthetics, critical evaluation, and technology in human communication, with emphasis on impact of visual media in informative, interpretive, and persuasive message.

CMJN 3410/3413 INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS VIDEO PRODUCTION (3) LEC. 2, LST. 1. Introduction to multi-camera live sports production, video and audio editing techniques, how to operate equipment, create basic animated graphics, learn work crew positions and understand a script. Students will complete work for the SEC Network and War Eagle Productions.

CMJN 3650/3653 RHETORIC OF SPORTS (3) LEC. 3. Examination of sports in the public sphere, using rhetorical theories to understand how sports contribute to social issues such as identity, community, ethnicity, gender, and politics. May count either CMJN 3650 or COMM 3650.

CMJN 4000 MASS MEDIA LAW AND REGULATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CMJN 2100 or CMJN 2103. and junior or senior standing. Laws and regulations that govern journalists, media content and industries.

CMJN 4340 MASS COMMUNICATION AND FAMILY (3) LEC. 3. Examination of the relationship between the American family and the mass communication industry.

CMJN 4370 MASS COMMUNICATION AND RELIGION (3) LEC. 3. Examines the relationship between mass communication and religion. Portrayals and influences will be analyzed.

CMJN 4400/4403 GENDER COMMUNICATION (3) LEC. 3. Examination of the ways in which gender is created, maintained, and/or changed through communication.

CMJN 4410 ADVANCED SPORTS VIDEO PRODUCTION (3) LEC. 2, LST. 1. Pr. CMJN 3410. This course is designed to give students in-depth training that covers advanced video editing techniques and effects. In addition, students will gain experience with advanced camera operation and techniques, focusing on high-quality production throughout the process.

CMJN 4430/4433 SPORTS, MEDIA AND SOCIETY (3) LEC. 3. Cultural and professional implications of the relationship between sports and media. May count either CMJN 4430 or JRNL 4430.

CMJN 4970/4973 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM (3) LEC. 3. Specialized topics related to the study and practice of Communication, Journalism, Media Studies and/or Public Relations. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

CMJN 5100 CMJN ABROAD (3) AAB. 3. Explores theory, research, and practice in the fields of communication, media, and public relations in an international context. May count either CMJN 5100 or CMJN 6100.

CMJN 6100 CMJN ABROAD (3) AAB. 3. Explores theory, research, and practice in the fields of communication, media, and public relations in an international context. May count either CMJN 5100 or CMJN 6100.

For more information

John Carvalho

John Carvalho
Associate Director of Journalism
220 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-4454
carvajp@auburn.edu

Last Updated: September 26, 2018