JOMC20
Professional Development/Sophomore Experience

Prerequisites: JOMC 100

Required for capstone courses.

Description: Focus on resume, cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, and strategies for internship and job searches.

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Course Format:LEC

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JOMC98
Senior Assessment

Prerequisites: Graduating senior in the semester the student enrolls in the course

Description: All seniors must complete an exit interview to remain eligible for graduation. This course uses Blackboard. Appropriate career-related announcements, activities, and responsibilities

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JOMC100
The First Year Experience

Description: Assists new students in making a successful transition to the University of Nebraska, specifically the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, both academically and personally. Fosters a sense of belonging, promotes engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the University, encourages self responsibility, and articulates the benefits of a higher education and the expectations and values of the University. Helps students develop and apply essential study skills, communication skills and explore interests, abilities and values.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOMC 20

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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JOMC101
Principles of Mass Media

Description: 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.

This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 227; JOUR 201; JOUR 202

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOMC130
Introduction to Design Thinking

Prerequisites: Admitted to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course.

This is the first of six credit hours in visual communications required for all COJMC majors. Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester. Students can register for JOMC 130, 131, and 132 simultaneously.

Description: Live events, online materials and activities in design thinking, storytelling, and how technology works to challenge students to think creatively, strategically and intelligently when producing content.

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Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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JOMC131
Visual Communication Core Modules I

Prerequisites: Admission to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course.

Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.

Description: Self-paced modules and weekly critiques introduce students to specific types of content in traditional and digital media, such as video, photography, layout, typography, web design, audio and mobile.

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Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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JOMC132
Visual Communication Core Modules II

Prerequisites: Admission to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course.

Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.

Description: Students continue self-paced modules and weekly critiques to learn fundamentals of specific types of content in traditional and digital media, such as video, photography, layout, typography, web design, audio and mobile.

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Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
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Credit Hours:1

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JOMC133
Visual Communication Advanced Modules

Prerequisites: Successful completion of JOMC 130, JOMC 131, and JOMC 132.

Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.

Description: Students continue self-paced modules and weekly critiques to achieve more advanced proficiency in specific types of visual communication used in traditional and digital media.

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Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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JOMC134
Visual Communication Project

Prerequisites: JOMC 130, 131, 132

Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.

Description: Produce multimedia group project that communicates information about organization, group, social issue, etc. Use all skills developed in previous modules.

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Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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JOMC150
Introduction to Sports Communication

Description: Examines the primary concepts and conflicts in contemporary sports communication.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOMC191
Special topics

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.

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Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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JOMC222
Social Justice, Human Rights and the Media

Description: Role of ethical principles and social responsibility and their importance in society and media today. Analysis of local and global human trafficking issues and advancing knowledge and solutions in areas of awareness, prevention, education, and role of media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 9 Global/Diversity

JOMC291
Special Topics

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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JOMC391
Special topics

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.

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Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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JOMC408
Politics and the MediaCrosslisted with JOMC 808

Description: Current issues in media and politics, domestically and internationally.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

JOMC412
Literature of JournalismCrosslisted with JOMC 812

Description: The roles and effects of mass media and major works exemplifying the practice of journalism.

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Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOMC422
Race, Gender, and MediaCrosslisted with JOMC 822

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.

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Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOMC444
Science WritingCrosslisted with JOMC 844, ALEC 444

Prerequisites: Permission

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

JOMC485
Mass Media HistoryCrosslisted with JOMC 885

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOMC486
Mass Media LawCrosslisted with JOMC 886

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.

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Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOMC487
Mass Media and SocietyCrosslisted with JOMC 887

Prerequisites: Junior standing; major in ADPR, BRDC or JOUR

Description: Interrelationships between the American mass media and society, integrating ethics, theories and contemporary issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

JOMC491
Special TopicsCrosslisted with JOMC 891

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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