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COMM 1129 News Publications I. CIP 0904015406
Supervised production of the student newspaper, The Navigator.
Includes news gathering, writing, editing, layout and distribution.
(1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.

COMM 1130 News Publications II. CIP 0904015406
Supervised production of the student newspaper, The Navigator.
Includes news gathering, writing, editing, layout and distribution.
(1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
Prerequisite: COMM 1129.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication.CIP 0901025106
This is a beginning course for journalism, advertising, public
relations, or communication majors. Mass Communication
covers the different media by which entertainment and
information messages are delivered, including newspapers,
magazines, television, film, radio, and the Internet. It develops
an understanding of the role of mass media in society with an
emphasis on media functions, structure, support, and influence.
(3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
COMM 1316 Photojournalism I.CIP 0904015506
Provides students with knowledge of digital photography for
newspapers and other print media. Topics include introduction
to photography techniques and camera operation, photo
composition, privacy laws and ethics, telling a story through
photographs and digital photo processing. Cameras and
computer software will be provided. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 4 lab)
Prerequisite: Students must be concurrently enrolled in one of
the Navigator publication workshops: COMM 1129, COMM
1130, COMM 2129, or COMM 2130.
 
COMM 1317 Photojournalism II.CIP 0904015506
Provides advanced level photography techniques and digital
photo processing, with an emphasis on special effects, action
shots, portraits and studio photography. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 4 lab)
Prerequisite: COMM 1316 or approval of the division chair.
Students must also be concurrently enrolled in one of the
Navigator publication workshops: COMM 1129, COMM 1130,
COMM 2129, or COMM 2130.

COMM 2129 News Publications III. CIP 0904015406
Supervised production of the student newspaper, The Navigator.
Includes news gathering, writing, editing, layout and distribution.
(1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
Prerequisite: COMM 1130.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
COMM 2130 News Publications IV. CIP 0904015406
Supervised production of the student newspaper, The Navigator.
Includes news gathering, writing, editing, layout and distribution.
(1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
Prerequisite: COMM 2129.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.

COMM 2311 News Gathering and Writing I. CIP 0904015706
Fundamentals of writing news for the mass media. Includes
instruction in methods and techniques for gathering, processing,
and delivering news in a professional manner. (3 SCH, 3 lecture,
0 lab)
Prerequisite: Students must be concurrently enrolled in one
publications course: COMM 1129, COMM 1130, COMM 2129, or
COMM 2130.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
COMM 2315 News Gathering and Writing II. CIP 0904015806
Continuation of the aims and objectives of News Gathering
and Writing I, including instruction in advanced techniques
such as specialized news reporting in business, science, sports,
and broadcast news; including also the study of ethics in news
gathering and reporting. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
Prerequisite: Students must be concurrently enrolled in one
publications course: COMM 1129, COMM 1130, COMM 2129, or
COMM 2130.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.

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