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 210 News Reporting and Writing 3.00 credits
Reporting techniques and experiences in identifying news and information sources, contacting sources, interviewing, and obtaining information. A variety of writing styles will be emphasized. Some emphasis on journalism ethics and law.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 110 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 220 JournalismReporting&WritingLab 1.00 credit
With direction from student newspaper advisors, instructors and editors, students write news 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 Journalism Editing &Design Lab 1.00 credit
With direction from student newspaper advisors, instructors and editors, students edit news stories and design presentation 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 news stories, writing headlines and news design for print and online 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 341 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.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 210 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 353 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. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 110 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 364 Media Law 3.00 credits
A study of major facets of communications law and their effects upon print and digital media. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: COMM 101 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 410 Special Topics 3.00 credits
Topics vary, and may include community journalism, reporting on courts, religion, science, medicine, sports, business, education, environment, entertainment, and the arts. On sufficient demand.
 
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 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. Course content includes an overview of ethical models. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: JOUR 210 Minimum Grade: D
JOUR 490 Directed Study-Special Project 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Tutorial study and special projects. Limit 6 credits. Fall and Spring.
 
JOUR 494 Independent Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Tutorial study and special projects. Limit six credits. Fall and Spring.
 
JOUR 497 Internships 1.00 - 6.00 credits
Professional work experience in journalism. Possibilities include metropolitan dailies, suburban dailies, weeklies, 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.