Courses


JOUR 110 Journalistic Writing 3.00 credits
An introduction to journalistic-style writing across media platforms, including broadcast journalism and public relations writing. Fall, Spring, Summer.
 
JOUR 170 Photographic Art 3.00 credits
A survey of the role of photography in media and art as well as contemporary human experience. The course emphasizes creative control of digital cameras and an understanding of the principles of photography in creating images with technical and high aesthetic value. Fall and Spring.
 
JOUR 190 Directed Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
 
JOUR 210 Civic Journalism 3.00 credits
Emphasis on the style of journalism that fosters community engagement. Research, reporting and interviewing techniques that focus on news coverage of public organizations and groups that participate in framing public policy. A variety of writing styles will be utilized.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 110 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 220 Student Media Writing Lab 1.00 credit
With direction from student newspaper advisers/instructors and editors, students write stories and produce multimedia news reports for The Gonzaga Bulletin and gonzagabulletin.com. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 110 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 230 Student Media Editing Lab 1.00 credit
With direction from student newspaper advisers, instructors and editors, students edit news stories and design pages and story packages for The Gonzaga Bulletin and gonzagabulletin.com. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 110 Minimum Grade: D and JOUR 280 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 270 Photojournalism 3.00 credits
Emphasis on the role of photography in visual journalism. Includes lab instruction in photo editing techniques. Digital cameras supplied. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 110 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 280 News Editing and Design 3.00 credits
Editing stories, emphasis on design principles and skills for print and online journalistic platforms. Attention also to news values and philosophies.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 110 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 310 Public Affairs Reporting 3.00 credits
Reporting municipal, county, state, and federal affairs. Open meeting, shield and disclosure laws, law enforcement and the judicial process. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 210 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 350 History of Journalism 3.00 credits
The historical development of the press and journalistic practices in America. The focus is the development of journalistic values such as objectivity, accuracy, balance and legal and ethical issues such as free speech and access to public records. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 110 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 360 Media Law 3.00 credits
A study of major facets of communications law, including libel, privacy and copyright, and their effects on print, digital and online media. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: INMD 101 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 370 Multimedia Journalism 3.00 credits
Students integrate reporting and research with audio, video, photos and text to produce and design multimedia packages in a journalistic context. Students may utilize blogging, podcasting, social media and emerging media techniques. Some focus on analysis of the optimal platforms for presenting journalistic content. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 270 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 410 Special Topics 3.00 credits
Course content focuses on emerging issues and topics that relate to journalistic practice and philosophy.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 210 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 420 Literary Journalism 3.00 credits
The course focuses on writing longer forms of journalism. Content includes a look at the traditions of literary journalism in America, memoir-style nonfiction and using fiction techniques in nonfiction stories. Writing topics are individualized. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 210 Minimum Grade: D or ENGL 301 Minimum Grade: D or ENGL 302 Minimum Grade: D or ENGL 303 Minimum Grade: D or ENGL 306 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 440 News Seminar 3.00 credits
Examines the organizational, cultural, technological, and ideological nature of news. Attention is given to theories of the press, the construction of news, news as a form of knowledge, and the broader social implications of news organizations and practices. Fall and Spring.
 
JOUR 485 Seminar: Journalism Ethics 3.00 credits
Journalistic ethical issues ranging from fairness, balance and conflicts of interest to sensationalism will be discussed in depth. Overview of theories of leading historical and contemporary philosophers through the lens of relevance to contemporary media. Emphasis on use of ethical decision-making models. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 210 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 490 Directed Study-Special Project 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Tutorial study and special projects. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Fall and Spring.
 
JOUR 494 Independent Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Tutorial study and special projects. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Fall and Spring.
 
JOUR 497 Internships 1.00 - 6.00 credits
Professional work experience in journalism. Possibilities include print and online journalistic organizations and magazines.. Fall, Spring and Summer.
 
JOUR 499 Capstone Project 1.00 credit
Students demonstrate command of journalistic practices and philosophies in a comprehensive project. Spring.