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

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Spring Pop-up Classes

One-credit-hour

JOMC 191.102 | 1 credit hour | P/NPStayCation: Travel Write Where you areJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Travel blogs, vlogs, photo or art blog create stories that help us imagine lavish retreats, abroad adventures, or tranquil getaways. What are the best ways to blog about our fancy staycations? What travel stories can we tell about walks around our neighborhoods, community centers, and local parks? This course provides you with travelogue strategies, tools, and multi-media experiences in digital media. You gain storytelling skills needed for brand content creators, communication strategists, and freelancer writers. You practice the art of travel writing right where you are.

Faculty: Madeline Wiseman

JOMC 391.100 | 1 credit hour | P/NPHow To Get Your Drone LicenseJan. 4 - Jan. 22

This is a pop up course where students learn how to prepare for the FAA test to receive credentials to operate a drone license. This new, unique skill has help students get hired because they had a drone license where other applicants didn't. The course will give students the knowledge and skills needed to conquer the hardest parts of the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone license examine. This course has helped students get hired because they had a drone license where other applicants didn't.

Faculty: Matt Waite

JOMC 191.101 | 1 credit hour | P/NPAdobe Bootcamp: Audio EditingJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Students will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Audition used for editing and mixing audio. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Students will take advantage of their free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus. Want to learn more about the Adobe apps? This course will get you going with Adobe Audition. You will learn the basics of capturing and editing audio for a variety of formats including podcasts, audio books, and interviews. The basics of the software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of multitrack editing and mixing. Take advantage of your free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus.

Faculty: Kaci Richter

JOMC 191.100 | 1 credit hour | P/NPAdobe Bootcamp: Video EditingJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Students will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Rush applications used for editing video. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Students will take advantage of their free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus. Want to learn more about the Adobe apps? This course will get you going with Adobe Premiere and Adobe Rush. You will learn the basics of editing video for the web and social media. The basics of the software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Take advantage of your free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus.

Faculty: Alan Eno

Spring Three Credit Hour Courses

JOMC 491/891.100 | 3 credit hoursBias in MediaJan. 4 - Jan. 22

While bias in media is typically viewed through a lens of the political viewpoints of liberal versus conservative, bias in media runs far deeper in the biased portrayal of people of color, women, and sexuality. The bias presents in the language used along with the imagery chosen to support a distorted or skewed narrative. This course will explore current examples of the bias still present in the media coverage of these groups with the intent of making students more conscious of how the choices they make affect the perceptions of groups of people in society and reinforce harmful narratives about the groups. Students will learn how to identify the bias present in the media, explore the concept of unconscious bias including how it manifests in our decision making when creating content, and steps to take to reduce bias in content creation.

Faculty: Katie Krcmarik

ADPR 221.100 | 3 credit hoursStrategic Writing for Advertising and Public Relations Jan. 4 - Jan. 22

Advertising and public relations writing styles and techniques to develop effective, goal-oriented communications designed for diverse audiences, tactics and media. This course spans objective news-style writing to digital storytelling, persuasive ad copywriting and promotional direct marketing.

Faculty: Mike Hanus

ADPR 361.100 | 3 credit hoursConnecting Through: Owned, Earned and Paid Media Jan. 4 - Jan. 22

Understanding connections between paid media (advertising) and owned and earned media (public relations) as part of integrated marketing communications.

Faculty: Changmin Yan

JGEN 200.100 | 3 credit hoursTechnical Comm I Jan. 4 - Jan. 22

Introduction to written and oral communication and document design principles and strategies as applied in the sciences and technology. Communications for various audiences and/or purposes and/or situations.

Faculty: Mary Schieke

JOUR 200A.100 | 3 credit hoursFundamentals of Editing and Reporting I Jan. 4 - Jan. 22

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

Faculty: Olga Pierce

SPMC 250.100 | 3 credit hoursBeginning Sports Writing for News and Promotion Jan. 4 - Jan. 22

Introduction to a variety of writing styles and techniques to develop effective sports-oriented communications for diverse audiences and media.

Faculty: Jenn Sheppard

Fall Pop-up Classes

One-credit-hour

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

Fall 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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