L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication
A wide-ranging survey of the history, functions, effects, social issues and ethical responsibilities of the media. Includes theory grounded in mass communication. A minimum grade of C is required for students majoring in media studies or public relations. 3 credits.
L.COM-158: Introduction to Television Production
A study of the basic techniques and methods of effective television broadcasting, programming, production, and studio operations. 3 credits.
L.COM-225: Media Writing
Emphasis on format, style, and writing techniques in radio, print, web and television. Practice in the development and scripting of news stories, commercials, and PSAs. For media studies majors or minors, the division requires a minimumgrade of C+ in this course. Prerequisite: L.LIB-105 or L.ENG-111; Prerequisite or Corequisite: L.COM-131. 3 credits.
L.COM-280: News Analysis
An examination of the selection, content, and delivery of print and broadcast news on the local and national levels. Students will engage a variety of news sources in order to analyze their methods of presentation and structure and in order to gain a greater understanding of the media’s role in determining what news is. L.COM-158 can be taken prior to L.COM-280 or concurrent with L.COM-158. 3 credits.
L.COM-305: Media Convergence
An examination of the methodologies, trends, and practices of social media technology in journalistic mediums. Extensive work in application of those technologies for mobile journalists. Prerequisite: L.COM-131. 3 credits.
L.COM-492: Journalism Practicum
Hands on experience with The Lorian or MyDuhawk.com converged website. Journalism minors must take two semesters; one semester with The Lorian and one semester with MyDuhawk.com. Instructor approval required. 1 credit.
L.COM-202: PR Writing
A fundamental skills course in writing, editing and designing materials for use in public relations. For students majoring in public relation, the program requires a minimum grade of B- in this course. Prerequisite or concurrent: L.LIB-105 or ENG 111. 3 credits.
L.COM-264: Desktop Publishing
Principles and theories of design and layout used in developing a variety of publications. Includes typography, graphics, and copy fitting. Emphasizes computer-assisted publishing based on page layout and graphics programs. Students must demonstrate computer competency. Open only to public relations majors and minors. 3 credits.