Description: Current issues in media and politics, domestically and internationally.
Description: The roles and effects of mass media and major works exemplifying the practice of journalism.
Description: 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. Open to non-College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors.
Open to all majors. Articles may be submitted for publication.
Description: Advanced writing about science for the non-expert and/or for the general public. Issues in science communication through reading the best writers in science and journalism. Research and write short articles and longer profiles about science and scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and elsewhere. Polish writing skills for doing work in science classes.
Prerequisites: Junior standing; major in advertising and public relations, broadcasting, or journalism
Description: History of American mass media in cultural and philosophical contexts; the evolution of mass media as a social institution.
Prerequisites: Junior standing; major in ADPR, BRDC, or JOUR.
Description: Legal basis for freedom of speech and press. Limitations imposed upon rights by statue, common law and court decisions. Resolving conflicts between those rights and other constitutional rights. Enhancing critical-thinking and writing skills. Roles, rights, and responsibilities of mass media in a free society through analysis of cases.
Prerequisites: Senior standing; major in ADPR, BRDC or JOUR
Required of all students seeking a degree through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Description: Interrelationships between the American mass media and society, integrating ethics, theories and contemporary issues.
Description: Topics vary each term. 12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.