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Fall Three Week Session

College of Journalism & Mass Communications Fall Three Week Session

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Enroll in an online class during the fall three week session to make progress toward your degree, enhance your professional credentials or tackle a grand challenge.

Register by September 20 in MyRed.

Pop-up Classes


JOMC 191.100 | 1 credit hourAdobe: DigitalNov. 30 - Dec. 18

Want to learn more about the Adobe apps? This course will get you going with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe XD. You will learn the basics of producing graphics for the web and social media using Adobe Photoshop. Then put that all together using Adobe XD to design ideas for websites and apps.

Faculty: Adam Wagler

JOMC 491/891.100 | 1 credit hourBranding Yourself in Today’s MarketNov. 30 - Dec. 18

Wondering how to brand yourself in today's ever-changing market? One of the best ways to articulate your skills, experience, knowledge, and overall worth in today’s competitive job market is to create a personal brand that helps you stand out in the crowd. Learn how to formulate your own value proposition and convey your knowledge, skills and abilities to prospective employers. This pop-up course will leverage relevant social media platforms and other online portfolio tools to help you reframe how you approach your personal brand.

Faculty: Jemalyn Griffin

JOMC 191.101 | 1 credit hourAdobe: LayoutNov. 30 - Dec. 18

Want to learn more about the Adobe apps? This course will get you going with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. Learn how to create graphics and illustrations through the basics of Adobe Illustrator. Then understand how to use these graphics when designing layouts for print and digital distribution using Adobe InDesign.

Faculty: Katie Krcmarik

JOUR 191.102 | 1 credit hourTrusting the news in a hyper-polarized eraNov. 30 - Dec. 18

Seventy percent of Americans can't tell the difference between real news and fake news. Fifty-nine percent of people surveyed in the U.S. and 27 other countries for the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer said they were unsure what they see in the media is true and what isn't. Nearly seven in 10 said they worry about fake news being used as "a weapon." Almost two-thirds (63 percent) said the average person does not know how to tell good journalism from rumor or falsehoods. Can you? In this class you'll learn how to detect and measure the bias, accuracy and reliability of news stories you read every day.

Faculty: Barney McCoy

Three Credit Hour Courses

JOMC 101.100 | 3 credit hours Principles of Mass Media Nov. 30 - Dec. 18

Introduction to the mass media as sources of news and entertainment conduits for messages of persuasion. Background and history about print and broadcast media and about public relations. How the media and persuasive messages both affect and are affected by society and content. Open to non-College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors.

Faculty: Kelli Britten

ADPR 151.100 | 3 credit hours Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations Nov. 30 - Dec. 18

Fundamental concepts and processes underlying integrated marketing communications in a global market place. The discipline's historical roots and current role of professionals.

Faculty: Frauke Hachtmann

JOMC 422.100 | 3 credit hoursRace, Gender, and the MediaNov. 30 - Dec. 18 | ACE 8 or 9

Multicultural and gender diversity issues within the mass media. Broadcast news, print, and advertising media messages of racial, ethnic, and gender based minorities including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and women.

Faculty: Trina Creighton

ADPR 484/884.100 | 3 credit hoursBrands and BrandingNov. 30 - Dec. 18

The managerial philosophy, techniques, and processes in advertising. Organizational structures, integrated marketing communications, strategic planning, marketing planning, advertising planning, advertising research, budgeting, and decision paradigms.

Faculty: Valerie Jones

ADPR 283.100 | 3 credit hoursStrategy Development for Advertising and Public Relations Nov. 30 - Dec. 18

Examine client problems and possible solutions and develop and evaluate strategies and tactics for promotional communications.

Faculty: Mike Hanus

JOUR 200A.100 | 3 credit hoursFundamentals of Editing and Reporting l Nov. 30 - Dec. 18

Fundamentals of reporting, writing and editing for news media in print, digital and broadcast platforms.

Faculty: Jennifer Sheppard
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