Journalism and Mass Communications Course Descriptions
JOU 1100 – Basic Reporting 3 credits
Journalistic writing emphasizing the elements of reporting with an emphasis on the modern news story, analysis of the elements of news, style structure of news stories, news sources, and the mechanics of newspaper production.
JOU 2200 – Editing and Makeup 3 credits
The application of copy desk techniques, including evaluating and editing copy, correcting faulty news stories, handling wire copy, writing headlines, and designing page layouts.
MMC 2000 – Introduction to Mass Communications 3 credits
Development of a critical perception of the mass communications process and its results in both printed and electronic media. Applications of the ethics and codes of journalistic media. MMC 2000 will transfer for mass communications majors to various universities within the Florida State System.

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