Special Topic Classes

College of Journalism & Mass Communications Special Topics Classes

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Special topic courses are new or emerging classes offered for three credit hours during a regular academic session - fall, spring or summer semesters.

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Fall 2019

JOMC 491/891.791 | mini session, Oct. 21-Dec. 13 | 3 credit hoursData StorytellingOnline

Every day, more of our lives are being stored in a database somewhere. With that explosion of data, storytellers now more than ever need the skills to analyze and understand data to then produce the stories hidden in the information. In this class, we’ll use brainpower and software to look at raw data -- not summarized and already reported information -- to tell stories for a variety of audiences. We’re going to get our hands dirty with code, data, basic stats and the thinking that goes with it.

Faculty: Olga Pierce

JOMC 491/891.002 | 3 credit hoursUser experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design

Web design systems expand design knowledge from paper to digital. In the world of digital and interactive media, tools change and trends come and go. Applying principles and strategy for user experience (UX) and user interface design (UI) students will create usable prototype designs. This class you will learn prototyping best practices using Sketch, apply Atomic Design Principles and understand web designs systems without any coding.

Faculty: Mollie Cox, lead user experience architect, DMSi Software
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