Courses

Students complete all major requirements and must also complete all the requirements in one of the following concentrations: Integrated Marketing Communication, International Public Relations, Media Relations and Writing, New Media or Strategic Communication and Planning.

Major Requirements

 

Lower Division Requirements 

JRN150 Media and Society

Functions, responsibilities, and influence of various mass media and emerging forms of niche media in society. Students review the theories, structures, functions, practices, economics, critical analyses, and historical aspects of mass media and its social responsibility in society. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN150-B
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN170 Writing for Mass Media

An introduction to mass media writing. Students will utilize journalistic reporting, editing and writing for mass audiences intended for distribution across electronic and print media outlets. (3.0 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN170-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-B
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048

JRN254 Publication Layout and Design

Principles and practical experiences in layout and design, including copy, typography, photos and cutlines, and developing pre-press documents to provide practical knowledge of state-of-the-art publishing technology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN254-A
Chute, Katherine B.
09/03/2019 Th 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN254-A
Chute, Katherine B.
01/13/2020 Th 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN

PRL202 Introduction to Public Relations

This course will provide an introduction to the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of public relations with focus on the role of public relations in society, as well as an examination of the communication planning process. (3 units; Fall; Spring)

PRL202-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN
PRL202-A
Brodie, Victoria K
01/13/2020 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

 

Upper Division Requirements 

JRN312 Magazine and Feature Writing

Planning, gathering material, writing and preparation of articles for specialized and general media publications, with emphasis on the magazine article and newspaper feature; includes overview of the magazine market. Laboratory and field work. Students may only earn credit for either JRN 312 or JRN 350. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 104
JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex

JRN320 Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

An introduction to the ethical and legal aspects of public relations and journalism, including print, online and broadcasting. Students will gain practical insight into the field through review of real-world case studies and materials on ethics, policies and law. (3 units; Spring)

JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 104
JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex

JRN349 Editng for Prnt and Online Media

A course involving students in an in-depth study of procedures of copy editing for newspapers, magazines and online media. Through assignments and exercises, students will develop superior skills in grammar and word usage, punctuation, spelling, style, fact-checking, use of reference books, and writing headlines and captions. Students will practice substantive editing, and proofreading for print and online media. The special conditions of the increasingly important Internet to copy editors will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or JRN 170. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN349-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 171
JRN349-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN397 Publication Seminar

Prepares students to produce high-quality publications. Students will learn to work within the guidelines of the university, the publisher of the campus publications, to produce the Angelos yearbook, Banner newspaper or Pursuit magazine. Creating and publishing student-run campus publications will provide an opportunity for students to learn production skills, including editing, interviewing, writing, layout and design, photography, audio, videography, and management skills that will be vital tools for careers in media. Laboratory and field work. May be repeated once for credit. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN397-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN397-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/13/2020 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN

PRL300 Public Relations

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 171
PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex ONLN

PRL302 Public Relations Writing

This course will provide students with practical application of public relations writing process for various media with focus on targeting public using research, audience analysis, and message design. (3 units; Fall)

PRL302-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 048

PRL402 Public Relatns Rsrch and Campgns

This course will provide students with the basic skills and practical experience to plan, develop, execute and evaluate public relations campaigns through case study analysis and actual campaign development. This will be achieved through case study analysis and team-based campaign development. (3 units; Spring)

PRL402-A
Brodie, Victoria K
01/13/2020 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

 

Concentrations

 

 Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: 

Integrated Marketing Communication

COM425 Organizational Communication

Examination of the nature and process of communication in modern organizations, including theories, change strategies, internal personnel relations, and conflict management, as they relate to organizational cultures. (3 units; Spring)

COM425-A
Pate, John R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

MKT333 Principles of Marketing

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

MKT333-B
Ortiz, Mandy H.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 103
MKT333-A
Ortiz, Mandy H.
09/03/2019 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN
MKT333-C
Winter, Natalie A
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall ONLN
MKT333-A
Ortiz, Mandy H.
01/13/2020 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN
MKT333-B
Weniger, Marc
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS
MKT333-C
Ortiz, Mandy H.
01/13/2020 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN

MKT353 Integrated Marketing Communicatn

This course examines the best practices companies use to perform integrated marketing communications (IMC). IMC includes advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, personal selling, public relations, customer segmentation and selection, branding, and building customer relationships. Integration of these functions is essential to the success of the marketing strategy of the organization. Prerequisite: MKT 333. (3 units; Fall)

MKT353-A
Ortiz, Mandy H.
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN

and one of the following:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

 

International Public Relations

ICS305 Global Christianity

A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world -- past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Spring)

ICS305-C
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA ONLN
ICS305-D
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

ICS430 Intercltrl Communctn And Practc

This course will address principles and processes of communication from one culture to another. Attention will be given to different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, verbal and non-verbal expression, and sub-groups within a given culture. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies or Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

ICS430-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

PRL430 Prncpls of Intl Public Relations

This course examines principles of practicing public relations in a global setting. Students will learn practical application of various theories regarding cultural identity, research and planning campaigns for global audiences. APR, Accreditation In Public Relations standards, will be emphasized as they relate to the practice of international public relations. (3 units, Online and Professional Studies)

and one of the following:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

 

Media Relations and Writing

JRN315 News Reporting

Practice in gathering information, conducting interviews and using online databases in writing and reporting news stories. Emphasis on style, clarity, accuracy, responsibility in handling the reporting of news. Laboratory and fieldwork. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN315-A
Quezada, Robert G.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 052
JRN315-A
Quezada, Robert G.
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

JRN440 Writing Columns and Blogs

Principles and practices of writing in the shorter forms of journalism, including editorials and opinion essays for print, electronic and online media outlets. Includes writing columns, blogs, opinion-page articles, and reviews of theater, music, books, and film. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

JRN460 Investigative Reporting

The tradition of investigative reporters, who uncover facts and write articles that expose waste, wrongdoing, mismanagement, fraud, conflict of interest and abuse of authority, and promote change and reform, has a long and proud history that stands alongside more conventional journalistic practices. Students are provided with reportorial skills and techniques required by journalists who develop articles of substance and depth in specialized areas, with emphasis given to research, analysis, and interpretation of complex issues in writing for publication. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall, even years)

and one from the following:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

 

New Media

JRN325 Prncpls of Pdcstng And Brdcstng

This course will provide students with an introduction to electronic and traditional broadcasting principles. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate online and traditional broadcasting principles in the form of podcasts. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN325-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

JRN360 Audio and Video Newsgathering

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of audio and video news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic audio and video reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

JRN360-A
Kruppa, James K.
09/03/2019 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN380 Video Newsgathering

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of television news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic video reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Spring, even years)

and one from the following:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

 

Strategic Communication and Planning

COM308 Interpersonal Communications

This class examines the dynamics of the two-person communication process. Students will study the development of self-concept, self-disclosure, perception, listening, and feedback as they affect the communication process. Non-verbal communication, attitudes, beliefs, and values will also be explored. (3 units; Spring)

COM308-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 190
COM308-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
COM308-B
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

COM425 Organizational Communication

Examination of the nature and process of communication in modern organizations, including theories, change strategies, internal personnel relations, and conflict management, as they relate to organizational cultures. (3 units; Spring)

COM425-A
Pate, John R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

and one from the following:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)