Description

The broadcasting major offers courses leading to a wide variety of careers in the broadcasting and telecommunications industry. Building on a solid base of instruction in radio, television, mobile and online journalism, the major has broadened its curriculum in response to advancing technology and new electronic media. Broadcasting offers courses in news gathering and dissemination, sports reporting, videography, data visualization, web design, sales, management, programming and other specializations including the use of audio and video. Courses are designed to develop both a comprehensive understanding of theoretical principles and professional skills. Most courses involve extensive practical laboratory work in addition to classroom lectures and discussions.

Many of the broadcasting faculty members have extensive industry experience at media organizations such as WBNS-TV (CBS) in Columbus, Ohio, KMTV, Omaha, Nebraska, and Nebraska Educational Television. The faculty continues to be connected to the industry, and its members are actively involved in professional media organizations. Students, likewise, are encouraged to further their professional goals through participation in student organizations such as the Alpha Epsilon Rho national broadcasting society, the Society of Professional Journalists, Northwest Broadcast News Association, Radio, Television News Directors Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the American Copy Editors Association.

KRNU and KRNU2 are professionally managed radio stations and are an integral part of the instructional program. With studios in Andersen Hall, KRNU operates year-round and serves an audience of potentially 250,000 persons in the Lincoln area, plus a global audience via the Internet. KRNU2 operates on the Internet only.

Broadcasting faculty assist students in acquiring internships and professional work experience prior to graduation. Broadcasting majors have held more than 100 media-related internships and professional part-time jobs, including internships at CNN in New York working with Anderson Cooper, at ESPN and VH1. Graduates are working for major media organizations throughout the nation.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications are the same as the admission requirements for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

These include:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics (4 units)
  • Social studies (3 units)
  • Natural sciences (3 units), and
  • Foreign language (2 units)

One unit equals one year of high school credit. Students with one deficiency, two deficiencies but not in the same category, or two deficiencies in foreign language who receive a Deferred Admission or Admission by Review, may be considered for admission to the college. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under Admission to the University, Removal of Deficiencies. High school deficiencies must be removed during the first 30 credit hours of enrollment at UNL (60 hours for foreign language) or the first calendar year, whichever takes longer.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

You must remove entrance deficiencies in geometry and foreign language before you can graduate from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Removing Foreign Language Deficiencies

A student will need to complete the second semester of the first-year language sequence to clear the deficiency and the second semester of the second-year language sequence to complete the college graduation requirement in language.

Removing Geometry Deficiency

A deficiency of one year of geometry can be removed by taking two high school geometry courses by Independent Study or by completing a geometry course from an accredited community college or a four-year institution. Neither of these options will count for college credit.

Admission GPA

Any student transferring into the college must have at least a 2.0 GPA. A student with 12 or more hours of college credit must have at least a 2.0 GPA to be admitted or readmitted to the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Readmission

A student who left the University not in good standing (below a 2.0 grade point average) may be readmitted in the Explore Center. Such a student would be eligible to reenter the College of Journalism and Mass Communications upon attaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA. This student would follow the catalog in effect at the time of the transfer from the Explore Center to the college.

Other Admission Requirements

Students from other Colleges

College of Journalism and Mass Communications courses will be restricted to College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors except where stipulated differently. Students from colleges and departments with a written agreement with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will be exempt from this policy. Permission may be granted by an associate dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications in special circumstances following the directives provided by the faculty in these matters.

ESL Students

Applicants who speak English as a second language must present a TOEFL score of 70 or higher, which includes a subscore of at least 20 on the writing test. Additionally, broadcasting majors must present a score of at least 45 on the Test of Spoken English.

College Degree Requirements

College General Education Requirements

To graduate with a bachelor of journalism degree, students must complete requirements from the following areas:

  • the University ACE requirements
  • the requirements for a major offered by the college
  • the non-major requirements that are specific to the college

College Non-Major Requirements

The college non-major requirements (NMR) are designed to further the purposes of liberal education by encouraging study in several different areas. Courses satisfying these requirements may impart specialized knowledge or broadly connect the subject matter to other areas of knowledge.

Group 1

The college requires a second set of ACE 1 and ACE 3-9 courses beyond the ACE courses required by UNL. The ACE 4 course in group 1 must include a lab.

Group 2

Candidates for the bachelor of journalism degree must abide by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication accrediting guidelines, which require 72 semester hours be completed outside the college in subjects approved by UNL as liberal education/liberal arts courses and traditional liberal arts and sciences courses. All ACE courses from outside the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and all traditional liberal arts courses (departments identified in the degree audit) will apply to Group 2, along with non-vocational ALEC courses, College of Business courses and College of Fine and Performing Arts courses and any from NUTR, HRTM, and TMFD, unless specifically excluded. These 72 hours of liberal education/liberal arts courses are identified as Group 2.

Students graduating with 120 hours can take a maximum of 48 hours in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Students may take additional hours in the college, but those hours will be in addition to the 120 hours required to graduate.

Group 3—Minor outside of the College

CoJMC majors must complete one minor outside the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as stipulated by the department offering the minor. Students may complete more than one minor if they wish.

Generally, CoJMC courses will not count toward a minor unless the department offering the minor approves the substitution. The CoJMC course that was substituted cannot be a required course in the CoJMC major and cannot count toward the total number of hours in the CoJMC major. 

Students have the option to complete an inter-college major in the College of Arts & Sciences in lieu of a minor or a dual matriculation with any other UNL college. Students who dual matriculate must fully complete all degree requirements of both colleges.

Group 4—Languages—Classical and Modern: 0-6 or 10 hours

A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement. All foreign language courses as well as American Sign Language courses will also count in Group 2.
 

Options for completion of language requirement:

  1. Regular four-semester sequence: 101, 102, 201, and 202 (5, 5, 3, 3 hours for a total of 16)
  2. Three-semester sequence: 101, 102, and 210 (5, 5, 6 hours for a total of 16)
  3. Students who have completed at least two years of one foreign language in high school may satisfy the college’s foreign language requirement by completing 101 and 102 in a different foreign language.
  4. Students who have not taken four years of the same foreign language in high school but who complete the Modern Language Placement Exam and are placed into 203 (or higher) of that language, are exempt from the foreign language requirement without credit toward the degree.

Students who have taken three years or fewer of a foreign language in high school should contact the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures for recommended placement.

A student who achieves a specified scaled score in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam in French, German and Spanish, Levels 1 and 2, may be exempted from the language requirement and may also receive credit for the fourth semester course in the language. Students who want to exercise this option must receive permission from an associate dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

A student who has demonstrated acceptable proficiency in a language other than English is exempt from the foreign language requirement without credit toward the degree (for example, international students who completed high school outside the United States). The student's academic advisor will determine whether a placement exam administered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is necessary.

Group 5

At least 30 of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

The college will accept no more than 15 semester hours of grades less than a C from any program outside the University of Nebraska system. No grades less than a C will count toward a CoJMC major. The college will honor minimum grade requirements stipulated by departments offering minors outside the college.

Pass/No Pass

The college will accept up to 24 hours of Pass/No Pass courses toward a bachelor of journalism degree, subject to the following limits:

All courses in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications must be taken for grade only, unless otherwise specified. This applies to both majors and non-majors.

The Pass/No Pass (P/N) option is designed to be used by students seeking to expand their intellectual horizons by taking courses outside the college in areas where they may have minimum preparation without adversely affecting a student’s grade point average.

  1. Neither a P (pass) nor an N (no pass) contributes to a student’s GPA.
  2. P (pass) is interpreted to mean a grade of C or better. A student who earns a C- or lower will receive a grade of N.
  3. P/N is not available to students on academic probation unless the course is offered only that way.
  4. The 24-hour college limit does not include courses offered on a Pass/No Pass only basis or AP credit. This limit does apply to transfer courses from UNO, UNK, UNMC, and other institutions.
  5. P/N hours can count toward fulfillment of group requirements up to the 24-credit hour maximum (if the course is eligible as a P/N course).
  6. Students may change from graded to P/N or vice versa only until half way through the course. In either case, they must speak with an advisor before doing so.

Residency

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least half of their major course work including 6 hours above 299 in their major, and 15 of the 30 hours required above 299 in residence. Students transferring hours into the advertising and public relations, broadcasting, or journalism majors must meet additional requirements, which are described under Transfer Credit Rules. To encourage participation in international study, the college accepts all prior-approved education abroad credits as hours in residence.

Transfer Credit Rules

The goal of the following policy is to ensure that students from other campuses meet the same standards required of students who take all their courses at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

The college will accept up to 6 hours in journalism and mass communications courses taken at institutions that do not have an accredited journalism and mass communications program. Students must take the remainder of the required hours in their ADPR, BRDC, JOMC or JOUR courses from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In advertising and public relations, these courses must include one 300- or 400-level ADPR course and ADPR 429 Jacht Student Ad Agency, ADPR 439 Student Competitions or ADPR 489 Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns; and in broadcasting, BRDC 370 Broadcast News Writing and BRDC 472 Advanced Reporting or BRDC 360 Broadcast Writing and BRDC 462 Advanced Production. In journalism, the courses must include JOUR 302 Reporting II and either JOUR 401 Depth Reporting,  JOUR 450 News-Net-Nebraska, JOUR 446 Nebraska Mosaic or JOUR 497 Nebraska News Service. Students from ACEJMC-accredited programs may request equivalency reviews of the required courses at those schools. Degree candidates must accumulate 72 credit hours of non-journalism and mass communications classes. These are to be selected from ACE courses outside of journalism and mass communications courses or courses in disciplines listed as Liberal Education/Liberal Arts, which includes non-vocational ALEC courses, College of Business courses and College of Fine and Performing Arts courses.

Credit for courses taken at foreign universities and colleges will be transferred only after evaluation by the appropriate associate dean. This evaluation may include examination of the student over subject matter studied at the foreign institution.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement-Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at http://ace.unl.edu.

Catalog Rule

Students who left the university in good standing may be readmitted to the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and they may choose the catalog under which they wish to graduate according to the following guidelines:

  1. Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the Undergraduate Catalog for the year they enter the College of Journalism and Mass Communications or in any subsequent catalog published while they are enrolled in the college.
  2. No returning student may use a catalog that is 10 years old or older. In addition, any student seeking graduation credit for a College of Journalism and Mass Communications course taken more than 10 years prior to graduation must demonstrate mastery of the material currently included in that course at the proficiency level satisfactory to the relevant associate dean and one or more faculty members qualified to teach the course in question. Students unable to demonstrate satisfactory mastery of the course material will be required to repeat the original course or a corresponding contemporary course designated by the college’s advisory committee, if the original course is no longer offered.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in broadcasting will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press as well as receive instruction in and understand the range of systems of freedom of expression around the world, including the right to dissent, to monitor and criticize power, and to assemble and petition for redress of grievances.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to mass communications.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples and cultures and of the significance and impact of mass communications in a global society.
  5. Understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity.
  7. Think critically, creatively and independently.
  8. Conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.
  9. Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve.
  10. Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness
  11. Apply basic numerical and statistical concepts.
  12. Apply current tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work, and to understand the digital world.

Major Requirements

Specific Major Requirements

The broadcasting major is 40 hours with 18-21 of the hours selected to develop an option in either news or production.

News Option

Broadcasting Major
JOMC 100The First Year Experience1
JOMC 101Principles of Mass Media3
JOMC 130Introduction to Design Thinking1
JOMC 131Visual Communication Core Modules I1
JOMC 132Visual Communication Core Modules II1
JOMC 133Visual Communication Advanced Modules1
JOMC 134Visual Communication Project2
JOMC 20Professional Development/Sophomore Experience0
JOMC 486Mass Media Law3
JOMC 487Mass Media and Society3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
News Option
JOUR 202Reporting I3
JOUR 304Multimedia Journalism3
BRDC 370Broadcast News Writing3
BRDC 371News Videography3
BRDC 472Advanced Reporting6
Select 6 hours of electives chosen from advertising and public relations, broadcasting or journalism6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Total Credit Hours40

Production Option

Broadcasting Major
JOMC 100The First Year Experience1
JOMC 101Principles of Mass Media3
JOMC 130Introduction to Design Thinking1
JOMC 131Visual Communication Core Modules I1
JOMC 132Visual Communication Core Modules II1
JOMC 133Visual Communication Advanced Modules1
JOMC 134Visual Communication Project2
JOMC 20Professional Development/Sophomore Experience0
JOMC 486Mass Media Law3
JOMC 487Mass Media and Society3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Production Option
BRDC 227Principles of Audio Production3
BRDC 228Television Production3
BRDC 359Cinematography-Videography3
BRDC 360Broadcast Writing3
BRDC 462Advanced Production6
Select 6 hours of electives selected from advertising and public relations, broadcasting or journalism6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Total Credit Hours40

Students may complete additional majors in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications by completing all requirements for each major. However, additional majors in the college will not take the place of a minor or any of the 72 hours required outside the college.

Graduating seniors also must complete JOMC 98 Senior Assessment, which is typically taken in the last semester. However, seniors who have completed all courses for the major may take it two semesters preceding graduation.

Additional Major Requirements

Internship Policy

Students may be able to earn credit for internships under certain circumstances. Please refer to the college website and find the Internship Policy under the Student Services tab.

Credit in Special Experiences

Students may earn up to 6 credit hours toward the degree in some student experiences: Jacht, National Student Advertising Competition, photojournalism reports, depth reports and others. Students may repeat the same course again for additional credit hours, but those credits will not count toward the degree inside or outside the major. Talk with an academic advisor for further information or specific questions.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

A broadcasting minor (21 hours) is available only for meteorology majors and environmental studies majors with a meteorology emphasis.
 

JOMC 130Introduction to Design Thinking1
JOMC 131Visual Communication Core Modules I1
JOMC 132Visual Communication Core Modules II1
JOMC 133Visual Communication Advanced Modules1
JOMC 134Visual Communication Project2
JOUR 202Reporting I3
BRDC 371News Videography3
BRDC 370Broadcast News Writing3
BRDC 472Advanced Reporting6
Total Credit Hours21
BRDC191
Special topics

Description: Topics vary each term. 12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 191/191X 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

ACE:

BRDC226
Introduction to BroadcastingCrosslisted with COMM 226

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; or freshman standing with a minimum of 12 hrs completed, broadcasting major, and 3.0 GPA in major.

Description: Development of the American system of broadcasting and the telecommunication industry.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC227
Principles of Audio Production

Prerequisites: JOMC 101

BRDC 227 is a production track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 228 and BRDC 359.

Description: Theory and use of sound, audio production and vocal performance for electronic media applications. Write correctly and clearly for electronic media. Tools and technologies appropriate for electronic media applications using the college's FM radio station and audio production studios. Basic numerical and statistical concepts to understand audience measurement.

This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 228; BRDC 359

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC228
Television Production

Prerequisites: BRDC 227, JOMC 130-134.

BRDC 228 is a production track course.

Description: Concepts, theories, technologies, and techniques needed for planning, scripting, producing, directing, and performing in professional multi-camera remote and in-studio television programs, interview shows, and demonstration shows. Directing, switching, and operating studio equipment.

This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 360

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC229
Audio Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: Parallel BRDC 227.

Description: Audio production techniques and broadcast performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

BRDC234
Audio and Studio Video Production

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Basic audio and studio video production techniques and processes; studio operations, microphones, audio editing, talent selection and use, portable audio equipment, production planning/budgeting, cameras, lighting, new telecommunications technologies.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC269
Field Video Production

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Basic field video production techniques, processes, and systems; cameras, lenses, mounting equipment, picture composition, videotape editing, audio recording and editing. field lighting, on-camera talent use, multimedia production considerations.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC291
Special topics

Description: Topics vary each term. 12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 291/291X 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

ACE:

BRDC359
Cinematography-Videography

Prerequisites: Junior standing; JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160; BRDC 227.

BRDC 359 is a production track course, and is a prereq for BRDC 462.

Description: Concepts, theories, technologies and techniques needed for planning, scripting, shooting, and editing different genres and styles of professional, single?camera video productions, features, music videos, instructional videos, commercials, and drama. Composition, continuity, sequencing, aesthetics, and audiences. Operation of professional video cameras and non?linear editing and graphics software.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC360
Broadcast Writing

Prerequisites: BRDC 228. JOMC 130-134

BRDC 360 is a production track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 462.

Description: Writing scripts and preparing materials for broadcast, cable, and video streaming production processes. Audience composition thorough research of topics, and adaptation to concurrent delivery through multiple mass media technologies. Awareness of diverse audiences and use of statistics.

This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 375

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC370
Broadcast News Writing

Prerequisites: JOUR 202. JOMC 130-134. Junior standing.

BRDC 370 is a news track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 371 and BRDC 472.

Description: Clear and correct writing principles. Journalistic research techniques. Use of new tools and technologies to create broadcast news content for KRNU radio and other broadcast outlets.

This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 371; BRDC 375

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC371
News Videography

Prerequisites: JOUR 202. JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160. BRDC 370

BRDC 369 is a news track course, and it is a prereq for both JOUR 302 and BRDC 372.

Description: Produce a news story worthy of airing live during Star City News. Produced live newscast aired in Lincoln. What is news. How to make contact with news makers. How to perform interviews. How to write a news story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. How to shoot and edit the video that supports the story.

This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 379; JOUR 450

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC375
Sports Broadcasting

Prerequisites: BRDC 360 or 370

Description: Broadcast sports reporting. Play-by-play sports reporting.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC379
Corporate and Organizational Video

Prerequisites: BRDC 371 or parallel

Description: Intensive exploration of television and related visual communications technologies in the corporate and organizational environment. Formulation, production and applications of informational and motivational video communications in corporate and non-profit operations.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC391
Special Topics

Description: Topics vary each term. 12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 391/391X 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

ACE:

BRDC428
Advanced Television ProductionCrosslisted with BRDC 828

Prerequisites: BRDC 228.

Description: Theory of visualization for television. Practical application of directing techniques. Programs analyzed in relation to translation of facts, ideas, emotions and attitudes through television. Program production experience in the studios of the university station, KUON-TV.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC433
Digital Motion GraphicsCrosslisted with BRDC 833

Prerequisites: Upper class standing and successful completion of JOMC 130-134

Description: Creating digital motion graphics and animation using compositing and animation software. Covers project creation, techniques, workflow management, and related post-production work.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC454
Broadcast ManagementCrosslisted with BRDC 854

Prerequisites: Senior standing and major in broadcasting.

Description: Organizational and management procedures as they relate to the telecommunications media.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC455
Broadcast ProgrammingCrosslisted with BRDC 855

Prerequisites: Senior standing and major in broadcasting.

Description: Radio and television program philosophies and formats with emphasis on regulations, responsibilities, economics and audience measurement procedures.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC456
Cable TelecommunicationsCrosslisted with BRDC 856

Prerequisites: BRDC 228.

Description: Development of cable telecommunications systems and relevant regulatory aspects of cable development. Current and future projections of cable systems management systems-satellites, teletext, interactive, access channels, importation, origination, pay cable.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC461
Instructional TelevisionCrosslisted with BRDC 861

Prerequisites: Senior standing in broadcasting.

Description: Preparation of instructional television programs. Historical development of television as an instructional medium, learning and communication theory relevant to proper applications of televised instruction.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC462
Advanced ProductionCrosslisted with BRDC 862

Prerequisites: BRDC 228, BRDC 359 and BRDC 360

BRDC 462 is the capstone course in the production track.

Description: Produce multiple long-form, edited television programs to be distributed to a mass audience. Directing a weekly, live, thirty-minute television studio newscast. Advanced operation of studio equipment, graphics software and non-linear editing equipment. Prepare demo materials for a professional portfolio.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:6

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

BRDC465
International BroadcastingCrosslisted with BRDC 865

Prerequisites: Senior standing in broadcasting or international studies.

Description: Development of programming patterns and controls as well as cultural consideration of national and international systems of broadcasting.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC466
Telecommunication and Information SystemsCrosslisted with BRDC 866

Prerequisites: Permission of department head.

Description: The telephone industry, voice and data communication and networking systems. Explores the development and structure of telecommunications, issues, services, applications, technology and management.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC469
Advanced Cinematography/VideographyCrosslisted with BRDC 869

Prerequisites: BRDC 359 and 371.

BRDC 469/869 is a continuation of BRDC 359 and 371.

Description: Production of single and double system sound films. Production of videotapes for television.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC472
Advanced ReportingCrosslisted with BRDC 872

Prerequisites: BRDC 369 or BRDC 371, BRDC 370, and JOUR 202

BRDC 472 is a capstone course in the news track.

Description: Produce multiple live weekly newscasts with anchors (news, sports, entertainment, social media) to be distributed to a mass audience. Advanced reporting skills, knowledge of graphics software and non-linear editing equipment. Prepare demo materials for a professional portfolio.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:6

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

BRDC473
Broadcast DocumentaryCrosslisted with BRDC 873

Prerequisites: Senior standing in broadcasting; BRDC 472.

Description: Depth reporting and advanced production techniques necessary for the preparation of a broadcast documentary program.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC474
Advanced Broadcast WritingCrosslisted with BRDC 874

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Description: Techniques of planning, preparing and writing radio, television and motion picture scripts including announcements, interviews, talk programs, features, editorials, investigative reports and dramatic adaptations.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC477
Broadcast Performance

Description: Improve communications skills by gaining experience performing in front of live camera. Learn how to control nerves, voice, mannerisms. Daily tapings and critiques.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC491
Special TopicsCrosslisted with BRDC 891

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 491 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.

Description: Topics vary each term.

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

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

BRDC495
Broadcasting Internship

Prerequisites: Permission code

Description: Broadcasting-related internships, paid or unpaid, will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their professional skills while contributing meaningful work and expanding their career networks.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

BRDC496
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Independent study; topic and assignments to be arranged between a student and supervising faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

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

ACE:

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

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

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

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

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

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC412
Literature of JournalismCrosslisted with JOMC 812

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

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC444
Science WritingCrosslisted with JOMC 844, ALEC 444

Prerequisites: Permission

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

ACE:

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC487
Mass Media and SocietyCrosslisted with JOMC 887

Prerequisites: Junior 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.

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

ACE:

JOUR102
The Art of Writing

Prerequisites: Major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications or major in other colleges whose programs require JOUR 102; passing grade on the "Writing/Usage" proficiency exam.

Description: Basic principles of creating and evaluating clear, engaging expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive writing for defined audiences and the contribution that tight focus, effective transitions, proper grammar, spelling, usage and punctuation make to effective writing.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

One University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program. JOUR 189H is open to University Honors Program students with any major and will count toward the degree in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

JOUR191
Special topics

Description: Topics vary each term. Maximum of 12 credit hours of special topics at all levels (191, 291, 391, 491). JOUR 191 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

ACE:

JOUR201
Editing I

Prerequisites: JOMC 101

Work in JOUR 201 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.

Description: Evaluating stories for grammar, punctuation, accuracy. and fairness. Learning and applying AP style. Writing headlines and captions.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 302; JOUR 303; JOUR 348

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR202
Reporting I

Prerequisites: JOMC 101

Work in JOUR 202 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 202 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Basic reporting and writing for all news media. Interviewing and gathering information from appropriate sources.

This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 370; BRDC 371; JOUR 302; JOUR 303; JOUR 304; JOUR 307; JOUR 408

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

JOUR204
Information Gathering

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and JOUR 102.

Description: Introduction to techniques for gathering information for use in preparing news and advertising for public media.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR291
Special Topics

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. JOUR 291 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.

Description: Topics vary each term.

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

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOUR302
Reporting II

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160, JOUR 201 and 202.

Work in JOUR 302 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.

Description: Advanced reporting and writing. Skills and techniques necessary to develop more complex stories for all platforms.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 324; JOUR 326; JOUR 450

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR303
Editing II

Prerequisites: JOUR 201 and 202

Work in JOUR 303 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 303 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Refining of editing of news and feature stories for print and on-line media. Issues of ethics and news-editing.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR304
Multimedia Journalism

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160; JOUR 202.

Description: Explores a variety of digital reporting and storytelling options used to produce journalistic content online.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR305
Magazine Reporting and Writing

Prerequisites: JOUR 302.

Work in JOUR 305 will appear on student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 305 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Intensive practice in writing magazine articles for the general and specialized markets. Writing techniques and research.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR307
Data Journalism

Prerequisites: JOUR 202

Description: News reporting using data and analysis. Techniques for analysis and skills for writing complex stories.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR324
Feature Reporting

Prerequisites: JOUR 302

Description: Feature writing with the objective of improving the ability to produce nonfiction news stories.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR326
Sports Reporting

Prerequisites: JOUR 302

Description: The importance of good sports reporting through clear writing and its importance to readers; the principles of different types of sports stories; how to think critically about sports media; and how the fundamentals of good reporting and writing apply to sports.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR348
The Real World I

Prerequisites: JOUR 202

Pass/No Pass only

Description: An inside look at the news reporting business by hearing each week from working journalists at the Omaha World-Herald.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 448

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

JOUR386
Magazine Editing and Design

Prerequisites: JOUR 302 and 303.

Work in JOUR 386 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 386 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Theories and principles of editing and designing magazines. Decisions regarding the format and breakdown of the magazine, editing and designing stories, choosing photographs, writing captions and headlines.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR391
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

ACE:

JOUR401
Depth ReportingCrosslisted with JOUR 801

Prerequisites: JOUR 302

Work in JOUR 401/801 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. Jour 401/801 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Long-form writing, interviewing, computer-generated research, refined writing and teamwork in the creation of a single-subject project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR404
Digital Photojournalism/Multimedia ICrosslisted with JOUR 804

Prerequisites: JOMC 101 and JOMC 130-134

Student work in JOUR 404/804 will appear on student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.

Description: News, feature, sports and picture-story journalism.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR406
Digital Photojournalism/Multimedia IICrosslisted with JOUR 806

Prerequisites: JOUR 404/804

Description: Building visual skills to recognize action, reaction and/or emotion, and incorporating them into the shootings and pictures.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR407
Data VisualizationCrosslisted with JOUR 807

Prerequisites: JOUR 202 or by permission

Description: Storytelling with visuals generated from data. Theory and practice of visualization and analysis basics.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR408
News Applications

Prerequisites: JOUR 202 or by permission

Description: Web development for data-driven storytelling on the Internet. Programming for news media.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR410
Page DesignCrosslisted with JOUR 810

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134 and JOUR 201

Description: Designing elements of news presentation, including newspapers, magazines, and web sites.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR414
Government Controls of InformationCrosslisted with JOUR 814

Description: Laws, regulations, and practices by which federal, state, and local government enhance or retard access to information about the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR446
Nebraska MosaicCrosslisted with JOUR 846

Prerequisites: JOUR 202, JOUR 302 and JOUR 304 or BRDC 371 or BRDC 369 and BRDC 370 and JOUR 304.

Description: Create and present news and information of particular interest to Lincoln's growing refugee communities. The stories students report will be presented on the Nebraska Mosaic website (www.nemosaic.org), and they may also be re-purposed as part of printed newsletters or video projects distributed on DVD.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR448
The Real World II

Prerequisites: JOUR 348 and permission code

JOUR 448 is for four students from a previous Real World I class who are chosen to participate in a fellowships at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.

Description: Fellowship at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR450
News-Net-Nebraska

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134, and JOUR 302 or BRDC 371

Description: Producing a multimedia news product.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR467
School PublicationsCrosslisted with JOUR 867

Description: Problems and procedures involved in producing school newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and radio and/or video projects. JOUR 467/867 is open only to students seeking a grade 7 to 12 journalism teaching endorsement.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR490
Global Multimedia Photojournalism ProjectCrosslisted with JOUR 890

Prerequisites: JOUR 404

Description: Research and then visit a selected country and produce a multimedia story dealing with an emerging country in which there is need. Spend eight weeks conducting story research on campus then travel to the country either during winter break or in May. Spend three weeks in the country while working on the story then finish writing and editing after returning to Nebraska.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

JOUR491
Special TopicsCrosslisted with JOUR 891

Description: Topics vary each term. 12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree

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

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOUR495
Journalism Internship

Prerequisites: Permission code

Description: Journalism-related internships, paid or unpaid, will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their professional skills while contributing meaningful work and expanding their career networks.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

JOUR496
Independent Study in Journalism
Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

JOUR497
Nebraska News ServiceCrosslisted with JOUR 897

Prerequisites: Complete all required 100-level courses and JOUR 201, JOUR 202 and JOUR 302

Contact instructor for application.

Description: The Nebraska News Service functions as a statehouse news bureau for client news organizations throughout the state, generating original spot news and enterprise stories as well as responding to specific story requests from news service clients.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR499H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; candidate for degree with distinction or high distinction or highest distinction in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


Broadcasting - News

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15 HR TERM 1
Journalism Core
complete JOMC 101
3hr
C

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

Professional Development
complete JOMC 100
1hr
C

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 130, JOMC 131
2hr
C

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr
14 HR TERM 2
ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 6 Social Science
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Recommend the 3 hours be taken from outside the College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 132
1hr
C

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
4hr
Complete the ACE 4 with Lab requirement this term.
14 HR TERM 3
Basic ReportingCritical
complete JOUR 202
3hr
C
JOUR 202 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. It will fulfill an ACE 1 requirement.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
101 Level course in NEW Language.

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 133, JOMC 134
3hr
C
17 HR TERM 4
Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
102 Level course in NEW Language.

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Professional Development
complete JOMC 20
0hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Recommend the 3 hours be taken from outside the College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

Milestones
  1. You must declare a required minor this term.
15 HR TERM 5
ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Recommend the 3 hours be taken from outside the College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

CoJMC Electives
complete 1 from Any Advertising and Public Relations Course, Any Broadcasting Course, Any Journalism Course, Any Journalism and Mass Communications Course
3hr
C

Broadcast News
complete BRDC 370
3hr
C
15 HR TERM 6
ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Journalism Core
complete JOMC 486
3hr
C

Broadcast News
complete BRDC 371
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
Recommend the 6 hours be taken from outside the College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Electives
complete Any Course
9hr
Recommend 3 hours be taken within the major, 3 hours be taken outside the College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the remaining 3 hours be taken from any course. Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

ACE 9 Human Diversity
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Broadcast News
complete JOUR 304
3hr
C
12 HR TERM 8
CoJMC Electives
complete 1 from Any Advertising and Public Relations Course, Any Broadcasting Course, Any Journalism Course, Any Journalism and Mass Communications Course
3hr
C

Journalism Core
complete JOMC 487
3hr
C
JOMC 487 will fulfill an ACE 8 requirement.

ACE 4 Sci Methods
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

Senior Assessment
complete JOMC98#
0hr
C

Broadcast News
complete BRDC 472
3hr
C
BRDC 472 will fulfill your ACE 10 requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA required for Graduation.
  2. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.
  3. A maximum of 24 hours of Pass grades is allowed.
  4. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


Broadcasting - Production

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15 HR TERM 1
Journalism Core
complete JOMC 101
3hr
C

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Professional Development
complete JOMC 100
1hr
C

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 130, JOMC 131
2hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr
16 HR TERM 2
ACE 6 Social Science
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

ACE 1 Written Text
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 132
1hr
C

Broadcast Production
complete BRDC 227
3hr
C
15 HR TERM 3
ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Language Requirement 201 Level

Professional Development
complete JOMC 20
0hr
C

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 133, JOMC 134
3hr
C
15 HR TERM 4
Television ProductionCritical
complete BRDC 228
3hr
C
BRDC 228 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Language Requirement 202 Level.

Milestones
  1. You must declare a required minor this term.
16 HR TERM 5
Broadcast Production
complete BRDC 359
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

ACE 2 Comm Skills
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

ACE 4 Sci Methods
complete 1 from ACE4
4hr
Complete the ACE 4 with Lab requirement this term.

Journalism Core
complete JOMC 486
3hr
C
15 HR TERM 6
Broadcast Production
complete BRDC 360
3hr
C

CoJMC Electives
complete 1 from Any Advertising and Public Relations Course, Any Broadcasting Course, Any Journalism Course, Any Journalism and Mass Communications Course
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr
13 HR TERM 7
ACE 9 Human Diversity
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
7hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

Broadcast Production
complete BRDC 462
3hr
C
15 HR TERM 8
CoJMC Electives
complete 1 from Any Advertising and Public Relations Course, Any Broadcasting Course, Any Journalism Course, Any Journalism and Mass Communications Course
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Journalism Core
complete JOMC 487
3hr
C
JOMC 487 will fulfill an ACE 8 requirement.

Senior Assessment
complete JOMC98#
0hr
C
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA required for Graduation.
  2. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.
  3. A maximum of 24 hours of Pass grades is allowed.
  4. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Associate Digital Producer, CNN - Washington DC
  • Video Production Manager, Lincoln Professional Baseball - Lincoln NE
  • Reporter/ Technical Director, The Columbus News Team - Columbus NE
  • News Director/Sports Director, Flood Broadcasting - Wayne NE
  • News Producer/Reporter, KLKN-TV - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Husker Vision Student Intern, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Omaha World Herald - Omaha NE
  • Communication Intern, ACLU of Nebraska - Lincoln NE
  • Marketing and Promotions Intern, UNL - Campus Recreation - Lincoln NE
  • Hydraulics Intern, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha NE