Courses

JTC 100  Media in Society (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Role of media in American democracy; impact of media on individuals and society.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3C, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

JTC 192  Freshman Seminar  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Basic journalism skills; newsgathering and newswriting.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission as JTC major. Credit not allowed for both JTC 192 and JTC 210. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 200  Professional Writing  Credits: 3 (1-0-2)

Course Description: Basic elements of writing for professional and specialized audiences.
Prerequisite: CO 150 or HONR 193.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 203  Television Studio Production  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Hands-on application of the skills needed to produce programs in a television studio.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 204  Radio Operations  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Hands-on application of the skills needed to operate a radio station.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 210  Newswriting  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory and practice in newswriting.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory for face-to-face offerings. Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both JTC 210 and JTC 192. Sections offered as Face-to-Face 03(1-4-0) or Online only 03(3-0-0).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 211  Visual Communication  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Theory and techniques for visually presenting information in various media industries.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 270  Analyzing Data in Journalism and Media  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Application of quantitative concepts and methodologies of data analysis to investigation of media and communication problems.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 300  Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Professional writing and presentation skills applied to students' major fields.
Prerequisite: CO 150 or HONR 193.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Addl Comm - Adv Writing 2, Advanced Writing (GT-CO3).

JTC 301  Corporate and Professional Communication (GT-C03)  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Principles and practice of effective corporate communication with emphasis on written professional reports.
Prerequisite: CO 150 or HONR 193.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Addl Comm - Adv Writing 2, Advanced Writing (GT-CO3).

JTC 305  Media and Global Cultural Identity  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examines cultural diversity and how the media influences cultural identities.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 308  Mobile Media Technology and Communication  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Using mobile technology as a tool in journalism.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 310  Copy Editing  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Theory of copy preparation and editing; publication layout.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 311  History of Media  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Media development, growth, trends within context of political, social, and economic change.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 316  Multiculturalism and the Media  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Media and multiculturalism with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and other protected groups.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Credit not allowed for both JTC 316 and ETST 316.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 320A  Reporting: General News  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods, and practices for gathering information and reporting news.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Students may take JTC 320 only once for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 320B  Reporting: Sports  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods, and practices for gathering information and reporting news.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Students may take JTC 320 only once for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 320C  Reporting: Business  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods, and practices for gathering information and reporting news.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Students may take JTC 320 only once for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 320D  Reporting: Government and Political  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods, and practices for gathering information and reporting news.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Students may take JTC 320 only once for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 320E  Reporting: Health and Medicine  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods, and practices for gathering information and reporting news.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Students may take JTC 320 only once for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 320F  Reporting: Technology and Innovation  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods, and practices for gathering information and reporting news.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Students may take JTC 320 only once for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 320G  Reporting: Education  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods, and practices for gathering information and reporting news.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Students may take JTC 320 only once for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 320H  Reporting: Special Topics  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods, and practices for gathering information and reporting news.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Students may take JTC 320 only once for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 326  Online Storytelling and Audience Engagement  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Production, theory, and techniques in online and mobile device storytelling, information sharing, and audience engagement.
Prerequisite: JTC 210 and JTC 211.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 328  Feature Writing  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory, methods and practice of reporting and writing feature stories, including human-interest, travel/adventure, reflective and in-depth articles.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 335  Digital Photography  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Basic photographic theory and practice using digital camera and image processing technology.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 340  Digital Video Editing  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Theory and technique of editing picture and sound on digital platforms.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 341  TV News Writing, Reporting and Producing  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Practical application of principles, theory, and methods used in television newswriting, reporting, and producing.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 342  Writing for Specialized Electronic Media  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Audience and subject research; script structure and development; narrative techniques; visual story and role of visual media as change agents.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 343  Advanced Television News Production  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Advanced theory and practice of reporting and producing television news; basics of television news management.
Prerequisite: JTC 341.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 344  Fact to Fiction  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Crafting clear, precise prose in reporting the news and researching and writing long-form fiction.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 345  Electronic Field Production  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Theory and techniques of video field production emphasizing news, current affairs, and special interest programs.
Prerequisite: JTC 340.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Required field trips.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 347  Audio Production and Editing  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Principles and practice of producing, recording, mixing and editing sound for films, television, and video.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior Standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 350  Public Relations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Public relations principles and practices of business, industry, education, and public agencies.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 351  Publicity and Media Relations  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Public relations techniques to gain exposure in news and entertainment media.
Prerequisite: JTC 210 and JTC 211.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 352  University Public Relations  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Overview of a multi-faceted university public relations operation, constituencies, staff, management and products.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 353  Communications Campaigns  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of professional communications programs, including analysis and research, strategy, implementation and evaluation.
Prerequisite: (JTC 210) and (JTC 350 or JTC 355 or JTC 365).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 355  Advertising  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advertising principles and techniques used to develop effective advertising campaigns.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 356  Advertising Creativity and Copywriting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Principles and practices producing advertising materials-print, broadcast, digital, out-of-home media, direct response, and collateral.
Prerequisite: JTC 211 and JTC 355.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 357  Persuasion in Advertising  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theoretical issues in the study of persuasion and its application in creating advertising campaigns.
Prerequisite: JTC 355.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 358  Advertising Media Buying and Selling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Principles of advertising, planning, assessment and sales for client, agency and media organization personnel.
Prerequisite: JTC 211 and JTC 355.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 361  Writing for Specialized Magazines  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Writing articles for agricultural, business, hobby, technical, trade, and other specialized periodicals whose readers use information to make decisions.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 363  Data Journalism  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Computer assisted journalistic reporting.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 365  Trends in Digital Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Issues and research in computer-mediated communication relating to individuals, groups, community, and society.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 370  Web Programming for Media Producers  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Web programming and scripting languages used commonly in developing rich content for visual narratives.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 371  Publications Design and Production  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Principles of producing publications for print and electronic delivery, including newspapers, magazines, newsletters, brochures, and printed ephemera.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 372  Web Design and Management  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Design, development, and management of World Wide Web content.
Prerequisite: JTC 210 and JTC 211.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 373  Digital Promotion Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: How organizations use digital technologies for advertising, publicity, promotional, and information purposes.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 374  Social Media Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Organizational uses of interactive media to build relationships and manage online communities.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 382  Travel Journalism in Croatia  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Study and practice of international travel journalism, including newspaper and magazine writing, photography, video, social media, and blogs.
Prerequisite: CO 150 or JTC 210.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 386  Communication Practicum  Credit: 1,3 (0-0-0)

Course Description: Practicum in using the different communication tools that comprise student media.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 410  Newspaper Editing  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Editorial techniques, responsibilities, news evaluation.
Prerequisite: JTC 310.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 411  Media Ethics and Issues  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Professional ethics, issues of media performance and of the relation of media systems to the social systems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Junior, Senior, Senior - 5yr Bachelor, Senior - Post Bachelor, Senior - Second Bachelor.
Registration Information: Junior or senior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 412  International Mass Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Media communication systems, their roles throughout the world; news flow; propaganda in national development; role of foreign correspondents.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 413  New Communication Technologies and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Political, economic, social, philosophical, legal, and educational impacts of new technologies.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 414  Media Effects  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Perspectives on audience processes and media effects on individuals and society.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 415  Communications Law  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Constitutional, statutory law of political speech, obscenity, advertising, libel, privacy, copyright, information ownership and access.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Junior, Senior, Senior - 5yr Bachelor, Senior - Post Bachelor, Senior - Second Bachelor.
Registration Information: Junior or senior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 416  Global Communication Technologies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Broad-based survey of evolving and emergent global communication technologies.
Prerequisite: JTC 210.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 417  Information Graphics  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Static and interactive data visualization and information design using charts, graphs, maps and other visual elements.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 418  Journalism, Peace, and War  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: How the news media can contribute to a more harmonious world, more frequent conflict resolution, and the general well-being of all people.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 419  Food and Natural Resources Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Natural resources issues and the role of news media, PR, and advertising and how people form beliefs about food and natural resources in communication.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 420  Advanced Reporting  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Advanced techniques for gathering and evaluating information; interpretive reporting of public affairs issues.
Prerequisite: JTC 310 and JTC 320 and JTC 211.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 421  Media, Business, and Economics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Media coverage of U.S. and global businesses, economies, markets, recessions, crime, and government regulation.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Business Minor enrollment recommended.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 422  Entrepreneurial Journalism  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The concepts and practices of developing media content solutions for the digital age.
Prerequisite: JTC 326.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 425  Strategic Multicultural Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Identify, formulate and implement effective strategies in integrated advertising and communication campaigns to effectively connect with individuals of Hispanic/Latino, African-American and Asian descent as well as the LGBT sub-segments of the general market in the U.S.; consideration of the globalized marketplace and consumers across under-served markets internationally.
Prerequisite: JTC 326.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 430  Advanced Digital Documentary Photography  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Conceptualization, production, and editing of photographic documentaries.
Prerequisite: JTC 326 and JTC 335.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 433  Advanced Video Editing  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Professional video editing practices, theories, and techniques with practical applications using current hardware and software.
Prerequisite: JTC 345.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 435  Documentary Video Production  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Writing, directing, and editing of long-form television documentaries.
Prerequisite: JTC 345.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 440  Advanced Electronic Media Production  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Techniques and concepts used in advanced media production for television.
Required field trips.
Prerequisite: JTC 341 and JTC 345.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 445  Communication in Human-Computer Interaction  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Evolution of human-computer interaction, from teletypewriters to virtual reality technologies.
Prerequisite: JTC 211.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 450  Public Relations Cases  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of specializations in the field; use of media to achieve objectives with target audiences.
Prerequisite: JTC 350.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 454A  Study Abroad: International Media Studies–Europe  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Field survey of international media systems, technologies, and providers in diverse national and regional cultures.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 454B  Study Abroad: International Media Studies–Australia and NZ  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: A field survey of international media systems, technologies, and providers in diverse national and regional cultures.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 456  Documentary Film as a Liberal Art  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Also Offered As: LB 456.
Course Description: Documentary film and its role in human history, culture, and social interaction.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Junior, Senior, Senior - 5yr Bachelor, Senior - Post Bachelor, Senior - Second Bachelor.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both JTC 456 and LB 456.
Junior or senior standing. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 460  Senior Capstone  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Integration and reflection for seniors with a career component that will prepare them for the job market.
Prerequisite: (JTC 326) and (JTC 000 to 9999 - at least 27 credits).
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 461  Writing About Science, Health, and Environment  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Writing about science, health, and the environment for lay audiences from a journalistic perspective.
Prerequisite: JTC 210 or JTC 300 or LB 300.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 464  Technical Communication  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Writing and producing technical and scientific information for electronic and print media for professionals.
Prerequisite: JTC 210 or JTC 300 or LB 300.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 465  Specialized and Technical Editing  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Editorial purpose, techniques, and evaluation of specialized and technical print and online information.
Prerequisite: (JTC 210 or JTC 300 or LB 300) and (JTC 211) and (JTC 461 or JTC 464).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 468  Convergence and Hypermedia  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Applications of theories of convergence, hypermedia, and social practices in computer-mediated communication. Development of a professional portfolio.
Prerequisite: JTC 310 and JTC 365.
Registration Information: JTC 310; JTC 365; 9 credits selected from JTC 326, JTC 372, JTC 373, or JTC 487.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 470  Transmedia Storytelling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examining and developing transmedia storytelling techniques and products that are applied to a single topic, entity or organization.
Prerequisite: JTC 326.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 471  Research for Public Communicators  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Skills, knowledge and strategies needed to read, interpret, evaluate, and communicate about research reports across diverse fields.
Prerequisite: STAT 000 to 9999 - at least 1 course or ST 000 to 9999 - at least 1 course or STCC 000 to 9999 - at least 1 course.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 484  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 487  Internship  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of department.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 490  Workshop  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 495A  Independent Study: Electronic Reporting  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 495B  Independent Study: Editing  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 495C  Independent Study: Photojournalism  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 495D  Independent Study: Public Relations  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 495E  Independent Study: Readings  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 495F  Independent Study: Reporting  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 495G  Independent Study: Technical Communication  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 496  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 500  Communication Research and Evaluation Methods  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and applied communication research and evaluation methodologies for assessing and improving communication in technological environment.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both JTC 500 and JTC 471.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 501  Process and Effects of Communication  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of communication theory including communicator credibility, messages, channels, audiences, and information, behavior, and attitude change.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 511  Corporate Media Ethics and Issues  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Professional ethics in corporate and media settings.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Offered as an online course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 513  Impacts of New Communication Technologies  Credits: Var[1-2] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Current topics and issues regarding uses and impacts of video and computer-based communication technologies.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 526  Digital Media Writing and Production  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Writing and producing media content that will be delivered via a variety of communication channels to diverse publics.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 535  Electronic Media Regulation and Policy  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Role of legislators, regulatory agencies, judiciary and public in the evolution of U.S. broadcast and digital media. Implications for free press.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 540  Corporate Digital Video Editing  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced theory and techniques of digital video editing in a corporate setting.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Offered as an online course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 544  Corporate and Institutional Media Production  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Advanced techniques in media production and management in corporate and institutional settings.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

JTC 545  Organizational Media Production  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Incorporation of multimedia content in video production in governmental, corporate and institutional media production.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 550  Public Relations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Contemporary public relations principles and practices.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 560  Managing Communications Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of role, responsibilities of communication managers in translating theory into effective, applied communication programs.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 568A  Journalism for High School Advisers: Journalism Concepts  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 568B  Journalism for High School Advisers: Newspapers  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 568C  Journalism for High School Advisers: Yearbooks  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 570  Political Economy of Global Media  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of the changing media information system worldwide and the role of social, political, legal and economic forces upon it.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 571  Digital Media Research and Evaluation Methods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Basic conceptual processes and tools for conducting applied research in the field of communication; research tools in real-world professions.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 572  Corporate Web Design and Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design, development, and management of corporate digital media content.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Offered as an online course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 573  Strategic Digital Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development, implementation and assessment of digital communication projects and campaigns/programs.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 601  Cognitive Communication Theory  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theories of information technology and communication as they relate to cognitive and social cognitive processing.
Prerequisite: JTC 501.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 501 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 602  Social and Cultural Communication Theory  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theories of information technology and communication as they relate to the field of media systems, organizations, and culture.
Prerequisite: JTC 501.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 501 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 614  Public Communication Campaigns  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Conceptual, methodological issues and decisions underpinning determination of communication campaign effects, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of graduate advisor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 630  Health Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Role of health communication in public health programs and campaigns.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 640  Public Communication Technologies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of evolving and emergent communication technologies.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 650  Strategic Communications  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theoretical/practical management issues in public relations, advertising/promotional communications including behavioral, societal, ethical, legal.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 660  Communication and Innovation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Communication's role in the process of innovation as well as the diffusion of new technologies, products, ideas, behaviors and attitudes.
Prerequisite: JTC 501.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 501 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 661  Information Design  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theoretical and empirical review of creation, presentation, storage, and distribution of information.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 662  Communicating Science and Technology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of theoretical and empirical studies concerning communication of science and technology subject matter.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 664  Quantitative Research in Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced quantitative research methods used in communication research.
Prerequisite: JTC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 500 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 665  Qualitative Methods in Communication Research  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Techniques for collecting; interpreting, analyzing qualitative communication data.
Prerequisite: JTC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 500 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 670  Communication in the Social Processes of Risk  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Communication and psychological, sociological, and cultural factors shaping risk involving technology, health, environment, disasters, sustainability.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 684  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Philosophy, techniques, and approaches to teaching journalism skills courses, as supervised by faculty.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 687  Internship  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 690  Workshop  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 698  Research  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Development of theoretical basis and methodology for thesis or research project.
Prerequisite: JTC 500 and JTC 501.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 701  Colloquium in Communication and IT  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Orientation to graduate studies; communication theories, processes, media, and technology.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Course may be taken up to 4 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 790  Workshop  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 792A  Seminar: Health and Risk  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 792B  Seminar: Human Computer Interaction  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 792C  Seminar: Communication Technology in Organizations  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 792D  Seminar: Ethics, Law, and Policy  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 792E  Seminar: Strategic Communication  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 792F  Seminar: Media Technology and Society  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 793A  Seminar: Experimental Design  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: JTC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 500 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 793B  Seminar: Survey Design  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: JTC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 500 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 793C  Seminar: Content Analysis  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: JTC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 500 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 793D  Seminar: Qualitative Methods  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of graduate advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 793E  Seminar: Human Factors  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: JTC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: JTC 500 or written consent of graduate advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 793F  Seminar: Critical and Cultural Methods  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of graduate advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 795  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 798  Research  Credits: 3 (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of graduate advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

JTC 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.