CORE REQUIREMENTS

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Freshman Seminar Required

 

 

  • CJN-101 Introduction to Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the discipline addressing social science, humanities and practical art approaches to the study of communication. Students investigate the broad themes and foundational concepts which unify the discipline in order to understand the diverse fields, functions and purposes of communication. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-177 Professional Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the processes of professional communication, with emphasis on oral presentations, report writing, effective listening, and interpersonal communication in the business environment. Required of all students in the Sawyer Business School.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-503 Experiential Learning in Communication

    Prerequisites:

    16 Hrs of CJN coursework or CJN Advisor consent

    Credits:

    1.00-12.00

    Description:

    Internships, practicum, and independent study experiences in Communication are available prior to the start of each semester. Normally offered every semester. ECR

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-101 Introduction to Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the discipline addressing social science, humanities and practical art approaches to the study of communication. Students investigate the broad themes and foundational concepts which unify the discipline in order to understand the diverse fields, functions and purposes of communication. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-103 Presentations Skills

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The development, delivery of oral presentations. Students develop skills in oral and physical delivery, organization, persuasion, critical thinking and use of support media.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-112 Journalism I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introductory news writing course designed to teach both the writing style used by journalists and basic techniques used for gathering and presenting information for general publication. The course emphasizes fundamental writing and reporting skills such as interviews, finding sources, and choosing essential facts. Students will also be introduced to feature news writing and be assigned to develop and write basic stories drawn from real-life situations.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-114 Great Works of Journalism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of important contributions to the literature of journalism through an analysis of major writers and news coverage of significant events from a journalistic perspective.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-177 Professional Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the processes of professional communication, with emphasis on oral presentations, report writing, effective listening, and interpersonal communication in the business environment. Required of all students in the Sawyer Business School.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-H177 Honors Professional Communication

    Prerequisites:

    3.2GPA

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An honors-level introduction to the processes of professional communication, with emphasis on oral presentations, report writing, effective listening and interpersonal communication in the business environment. This course is required for all students in the Sawyer School of Business.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-210 Communication Research Statistics

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course develops an understanding of how statistics are used in the presentation of information and arguments in Communication and Journalism. Emphasizing a conceptual approach to learning statistics, the course focuses on data collection and summarization, correlation, regression, sampling, estimation, and tests of significance. Students perform basic statistical calculations using SPSS software.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Quantitative Reasoning

  • CJN-212 Journalism II

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 112

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Modern reporting techniques are examined and applied to writing of full-length news and feature news stories, with an emphasis on investigative journalism. The course includes an introduction to and an analysis of alternative or new journalism", combined with the survey of journalistic styles and standards as they evolved in the American and International Press over the last century.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-214 Professional Writing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Provides students with the opportunity to develop their writing style for a professional audience. Memo writing, report writing, letter writing and other common writing situations for business professionals are considered.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-215 Interpersonal Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analysis of communication behavior in individual and group environments. Topics include conflict, leadership, common communication difficulties, communication roles and reflective thinking.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-216 Intercultural Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the communication variations and cultural viewpoints and their impact on cross-cultural communication. A special emphasis is placed on rituals and message patterns in non-Western cultures. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • CJN-217 Gay and Lesbian Studies

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the portrayal of homosexuality in political, social and cultural discourse. Analyzes the role of media and symbolic construction in the shaping of public values, opinions and social movements. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • CJN-L218 Photojournalism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the role of photography in the journalistic process. A discussion of photography as communication and a survey of the history of photography.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-222 Leadership and Communication

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    This course explores different definitions, perspectives, and strategies of leadership, with the goals of developing a better understanding of the concept as well as the students' own styles of leadership. The course examines a number of components of leadership including power, credibility, motivation, styles, situations, and followership.

  • CJN-235 Argument & Advocacy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Modern applications of argument in political, social and legal situations. Emphasis on development of arguments, analysis, use of evidence and delivery of oral and written assignments. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-239 Media Law

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the legal rights, responsibilities, and constraints on the media, and media professionals. Special focus on defamation, copyright, obscenity, broadcast regulation and media-related tort law.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-245 Forensics

    Credits:

    1.00- 8.00

    Description:

    Intensive research on topics in debate and active participation in the University forensics program. ECR

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-247 Design Lab

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Computer applications for Advertising and communication design. Using various graphical editing and design programs, students learn the theory and practice of design for layout, logos, and graphic elements in communication.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-253 Broadcast Journalism

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-112;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to newswriting, production and performance techniques for radio and television. Students write, produce, and perform new packages as part of the course.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-255 Introduction to Media

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the role of media in contemporary society, focusing on media's influence on cultural, political, and ideological processes. An examination of the historical contexts within which newspapers, radio, television and new media technologies developed and how audiences interact with and influence the use of media.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-257 Advertising

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Theoretical and practical applications of communication are considered in terms of advertising strategies and campaigns for media.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-259 Sports Public Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The application of Public Relations strategies and techniques in college and professional sports.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-265 Small Group & Team Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analysis of the concepts and theories of communication in small groups and teams. Improvement of problem-solving, decision-making, analysis and evaluation skills in the team environment. The study and practice of merging trends in team dialogue, team learning, team development and leadership.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-275 Advanced Public Speaking

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 103 or CJN 177

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Intensive training in public speaking techniques employing a variety of speaking situations.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-277 Public Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The basic principle techniques and processes of public relations are examined. Issues, trends, opportunities, and problems faced by the practitioner and impacting the organization are analyzed.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-285 Media and Pop Culture I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the influence of media upon contemporary society. Television, radio, film and print formats are discussed in terms of their persuasive impact on American mass culture. Focus is on the period 1950-1970.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-287 Media Criticism

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-255

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Critical examination of various mass media including film, television, radio, music, newspapers and magazines. Theories of media criticism discussed and applied to specific media or media products.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-288 Film Language: From Silents to Citizen Kane

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Film history from 1895 - 1940. An introduction to the language and technology of cinema as developed by pioneering filmmakers, and a basic discussion of aesthetics and criticism of film. Key films from the silent era through Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-290 Women in Struggle on Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Problems of women at work and at war, in love, marriage and pregnancy, as seen in Hollywood films, both old and new, and in documentaries. The roles of women are examined historically, psychologically, sociologically, and cinematically. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-291 Film Studies: the Modern Era

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Film history from 1940 until 1970. Includes an emphasis on film aesthetics, criticism, and history from World War II through the end of the Hollywood studio system; from film noir to Italian Neo-Realism to the French New Wave.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-293 Hong Kong Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Conducted in a seminar format, we examine the film texts of Wong Kar-wai, Andrew Lau/Alan Mak by focusing on issues such a colonization/decolonization, transnational political economy and global Hollywood, the Greater Chinese Dynasty, diaspora, and postmodern aesthetics.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • CJN-297 New Media New Markets

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores current trends in advertising and public relations. Examines new media choices in cable, direct response and the internet and their impact on these professions. Includes an analysis of new markets in Generation X, Generation Y, the international, and ethnic communities.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-301 Documentary Film and the Image of Conflict in the Middle East

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will focus on some of the divisions and conflicts within Israeli society. Students will analyze and compare mainstream media discourse to alternative representations in documentary film. Analysis will also cover media representation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • CJN-313 Advanced Reporting

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-112 and CJN-212;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The principles and techniques of advanced news and investigative reporting are studied and applied. Students develop, organize, and write detailed news and news-feature stories based on original research. Each student is assigned a real-life news beat or news project to work on throughout the semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-317 Copy Editing

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 112 or CJN 113

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of the fundamentals of copy editing, newspaper typography, and makeup.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-L318 Advanced Photojournalism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of the field of Photojournalism. Emphasis is placed on the development of photo essays and the visual impact of photography on the print media. Prerequisite: CJN 218. 1 term - 4 credits.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-325 World Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines films from cultures around the globe, including masterpieces of cinema from European, Asian, South American, and African nations. (Films are often subtitled.)

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-335 Persuasion

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analysis of persuasive techniques particularly those used by communicators in their attempt to gain public acceptance.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-343 Advanced Feature Writing

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-112 and CJN-212;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Emphasizes in-depth development of articles in the style of narrative journalism for magazines and other publications. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-347 Media Planning

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 257

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The planning and purchasing of advertising space and time. The course examines media costs, budgets, and media strategy for different audiences and markets. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-353 Broadcast Journalism II

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-253 and CJN-355;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Advanced work in newswriting, production, and performance techniques for television. Students report, write, and produce news packages, with emphasis on increasing the depth, breadth and frequency of reporting. Work will also include gathering, organizing, and evaluation the newsworthiness of information, evaluating the credibility of sources, writing the story, and producing broadcast quality work. Cannot be taken concurrently with CJN 483.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-354 Digital Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students study cinematography techniques and theory, putting them into practical application in various projects using video cameras, lighting and composition to create images and scenes. Students produce work in multiple environments including stage and on-location shoots.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-355 Media Production

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Practical exposure to methods of production and production equipment of the media. Students are introduced to basic theoretical concepts, such as three-point lighting and white balancing, and apply those to their productions. Students create a variety of non-fiction videos in teams and/or by themselves.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-356 TV Studio Production

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course provides students with a hands-on introduction to the process of planning, preparing, producing, and evaluating studio productions. Students are exposed to the elements and terminology of a multi-camera studio with live switching, audio mixing and studio lighting. Students produce interviews, PSA's, and a live variety/talk show.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-357 Post Production

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration into the activities that wrap up the creation of films and television programs. Students create and add motion-graphics and visual effects to edited programs, generating output for videotape, the web, and DVD platforms.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-358 Family Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will look at different family structures using communication concepts and theories as a focus to glance at family life. Communication issues will include the creation of meaning and identity through storytelling, rules and roles, conflict, power, intimacy, and then glance at challenges to the family unit. Students will need to understand their own family issues so that they can glance across the street to neighbors' differing viewpoints, so that we can broaden to begin to understand families from different cultures. We will accomplish this by examining both fictional and real families portrayed in television, movies, documentaries, as well as in fiction and non-fiction writing. Final projects will be a paper and presentation about a specific family communication concept applied to a specific family unit.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-359 Advertising Copy

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 257

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of Advertising, with special emphasis on practical advertising and advertising campaigns. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-361 Television News Producing

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 253 and CJN 355

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students produce news segments, series, and/or specials leading to broadcast quality products. Emphasis will be on the pacing, timing, and flow of newscasts, as well as pre-production, teases (script and on-camera) and the issues of an audience and professional ethics. Cannot be taken concurrently with CJN 483

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-365 American Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Trends in Hollywood and American independent cinema from 1970 onwards, including maverick directors, Hollywood blockbusters, and, when possible, class visits by New England-based filmmakers.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-366 Great Film Directors

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An in-depth look at the films of one great film director, either American or foreign, demonstrating how the filmmaker develops his/her themes over the course of a career. As there is a different director each time, this course can be taken for credit more than once. (But will only count once towards the Major)

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-375 Organizational Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Historical development of the theory of organizations, examination of information flow, network analysis, communication overload and underload, corporate culture, superior-subordinate communications, organizational effectiveness and change processes. Normally offered yearly.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-377 Public Relations II: Strategic Research and Writing for PR

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-277;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An applied course that focuses on Public Relations research methods, the development of persuasive messages, and the selection, development and editing of appropriate materials used to communication with an organization's stakeholders.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-378 Event Planning and Promotion

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 277

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines how conferences are built, promoted, managed, and assessed, with particular emphasis on nonprofit conventions, trade shows, and volunteer organizations. Specific issues analyzed include facilities planning and contracts, legal issues, volunteer management, budgeting, marketing, and planner/staff communication.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-381 Business of Media

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-255

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores how media in the 21st century are managed. Students learn contemporary trends in media regulation, ownership structures, programming strategies, audience measurement, and global business tactics. Students apply these concepts by running a media firm simulation. Normally offered yearly

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-383 Online Advertising

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-257;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    All forms of online advertising are explored, including paid search, with a focus on building a brand online.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-385 Globalization of Media and Telecommunications

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the development of global media and telecommunication corporations and technologies and the influence these transnational organizations and technologies bear on regional and nation-state communication policy, global and local culture, and the world economy. Cultural Diversity B ECR

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE,Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-387 Media Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the relationships among the public and private sector organizations and the media. The course focuses on issues management, the role of public relations and the perspective of media professionals in the discussion of public issues. Normally offered alternate years.

  • CJN-389 Social Media

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-257;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are examined from a cultural and critical perspective. The use of social media for community formation, social presence, identity building and social activism are considered. The roles of advertising, public relations and branding are examined.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-390 Screenwriting

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students learn the basic principles of writing a short film for the screen by closely examining professional scripts and one-act films, and then creating, step-by-step, their own one-act screenplay so that it could be ready for production.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-398 Special Topics: Photojournalism In Toscania

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will be an in-depth analysis of the field of Photojournalism. Emphasis will be placed on development of photo essays and the visual impact of photography on the print media. Following the pattern created in my photography classes at the Dakar campus students will also create personal and group portfolios and will exhibit the work to the greater university community in Boston. Additionally each student will be required to produce a research paper and photo essay as a Power Point presentation on a subject approved by the instructor that will allow the student to examine in depth an aspect of historic or contemporary life in Italy. The history of photography and photojournalism will be discussed in order to give students a perspective on the field and to understand their own role in the journalistic process. The basic technical aspects of camera work and photo composition will be taught as well as the new advanced techniques used by photojournalists working with digital photography equipment and computers. Image capture, manipulation, captioning, electronic transmission and line quality printing for exhibit will be presented. The region of Tuscania and the facilities at the Lorenzo de Medici campus make for an ideal location for the class, Field trips to Rome to explore and photograph the city and the Old Forum and to Florence where a visit to the Museo Nazionale Alinari Della Fotografia is planned, along with local excursions to archaeological sites near Tarquinia where permission has already been granted to visit and photograph and the nationally protected nature reserves nearby, as well as the town of Toscania itself will provide fertile visual opportunities for the aspiring photojournalism students. As always, Study Abroad Photojournalism classes serve as a vehicle for spreading goodwill in the host country, creating greater inter-cultural understanding, and offering students the opportunity to begin developing a mature world view.

    Term:

    Summer

  • CJN-400 Media Effects & Audiences

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: CJN-255

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the theoretical and practical research on major issues in the media from a social scientific perspective. Examines the effects that sexual and violent media content, stereotyping, political messages, communication technologies, advertising and marketing have on audiences. Students acquire quantitative method skills such as survey, experiment and content analysis. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-403 Issues in Journalism

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-112

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Each time this course is offered it examines a different in Journalism, such as Social Justice Journalism, Electronic Journalism, Ethics, Political Journalism, and International Journalism. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-405 Communication Theory

    Prerequisites:

    Senior Standing;CJN majors only

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Senior standing; CJN majors only. An interdisciplinary examination of the development of communication theories from the classical tradition to the modern perspectives of rhetoricians, scientist, psychologist, sociologists, philosophers and others. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-415 Review Writing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analysis and critique of movies, theater, music, art and food. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-421 Media Seminar

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-255;CJN Majors with Senior Standing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Conducted in an interactive and intensive seminar format, students examine special media topics by leading class discussion and engaging in original research. Possible topics include, but a not limited to: women, gender and communication technologies; media and social movements; topics in cultural studies; media and democracy; media and community; and participatory media culture. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-437 Ad Campaigns

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 359, CJN 257

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Principles of advertising campaigns. Students design, plan and produce a national advertising campaign for a client as members of a simulated agency team. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-440 Health Communication

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-277;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the important functions performed by human and mediated communication for health care consumers and providers. In particular, the course focuses on the use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions regarding health.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-455 Advanced Media Production

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 355

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course focus is on specialized production techniques including advanced lighting, sound recording, cinematography and editing techniques. Students work in teams to create a variety of fiction productions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-457 Integrated Marketing Communication

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN 277, CJN 257

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the integration of advertising, promotion, public relations and marketing communication in the strategic communication process.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-465 Film and Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The study of the relationship between film and society. The course features filmmakers who emphasize political, historical, racial, gender, and other important social issues. Normally offered yearly. Revised Description A study of how cinema reflects, and reflects on, the values of the society in which it is produced. The course features films and filmmakers who emphasize political and social issues dealing with race, gender, sexuality, and other important concerns.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-466 Seminar in Film

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-288 CJN-291 and CJN-355;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Course merges theoretical and practical film studies approaches. Students revisit concepts learned in previous classes and apply them to advanced film analysis. Analysis incl. (re)creation of important film scenes or concepts, such as Eisenstein's five types of montage. (Capstone course, prereq. 288, 291, 355)

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-467 Film Genres

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Theories of genre as applied to a specific film genre, with a different genre each semester: i.e., screwball comedy, horror film, science fiction, the western the musical, film noir. This film may be taken for credit more than once.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-477 Public Relations II

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 277, 377 AND Senior Standing.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines case studies and typical public relations problems experienced by profit and not-for-profit organizations. The course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the skills, techniques, and knowledge of public relations by creating a comprehensive campaign for an actual client. Fulfills ECR requirement.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-479 Environmental Public Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the public issues involving the environment. Focuses on public relations strategies for government agencies, corporations and other organizations concerned with the environment. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-480 Documentary Film Production

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students analyze contemporary documentaries and study documentary history and theory. Working in teams, students also produce, write, direct, crew, and edit documentary shorts.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-481 Making the Short Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This advanced class works together as a crew for the creation of a short narrative film shot in HD video. Under the direction of the professor students learn the process of making professional-quality work. Each student will be responsible for various crew positions during pre-production and the shooting of the film.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-483 Suffolk TV News

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN 253 CJN 355 and either CJN 353 or CJN 361 or instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students write, direct, crew, edit and serve as talent in producing the CJN Department's weekly news program aired on Boston Cable Access. Cannot be taken concurrently with CJN 361 or CJN 353.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-485 Rhetoric of Protest & Reform

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the persuasive strategies of social reform movements with special emphasis on the civil rights', women's rights, and gay rights movements in the United States. Normally offered yearly. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • CJN-488 Grant Writing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Hands-on course that explores the process of writing and submitting grants to foundations, associations, the government, and other grantors on behalf of nonprofit organizations. Students learn how to identify grant resources through research, compile an effective submission, and write supporting material such as cover letters and appendices. Also covers how grants are reviewed and tips for successful grant submissions.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-489 Political Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examination of special circumstances created by politics and their impact on attempts at persuasion. Case studies of famous politicians' political campaigns are combined with discussions of current trends in media and politics. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-490 Temple Street Project

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-253. CJN-355

    Credits:

    4.00- 8.00

    Description:

    Students write, direct, crew, edit and serve as talent in producing the Department's magazine- format television program aired on Boston Cable Access. Normally offered every semester.

  • CJN-491 Special Topics in Communications

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Current issues in the field of communication. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-492 Special Topics in Public Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Current issues in Public Relations. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-493 Special Topics in Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Specialized courses in film theory, history, criticism and genre. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-496 Special Topics in Media Production

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Specialized courses in writing, editing, producing, directing, and other facets of media production. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-497 Special Topics in Media

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Specialized courses in media trends, history, theory,and criticism Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-503 Experiential Learning in Communication

    Prerequisites:

    16 Hrs of CJN coursework or CJN Advisor consent

    Credits:

    1.00-12.00

    Description:

    Internships, practicum, and independent study experiences in Communication are available prior to the start of each semester. Normally offered every semester. ECR

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-505 Journalism Practicum

    Prerequisites:

    12 hours of CJN coursework and CJN advisor consent

    Credits:

    1.00-12.00

    Description:

    Practicum and Internship projects are available prior to the start of each semester. Prerequisites: Journalism majors with a minimum of 12 credits of coursework or permission of the Department Chairperson. 1-3 terms : 1-12 credits. Normally offered every semester. ECR

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-506 Honors Seminar

    Prerequisites:

    Senior CJN majors with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and a major GPA of 3.4

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Senior CJN majors meeting requirements for Departmental Honors are invited to participate in this seminar, which entails research and presentation of an approved research topic. Prerequisites: Senior CJN majors with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a major GPA of 3.4. 1 term; 4 credits. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00-12.00

    Description:

    Internships, practicum, and independent study experiences in Communication are available prior to the start of each semester. Normally offered every semester. ECR

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring