Description

The broadcasting major offers courses leading to a wide variety of careers in the broadcasting and media industries. 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 across the broad range of media. Broadcasting offers courses in news gathering and dissemination, videography, data visualization, Web design, sales, management, and other specializations including the use of audio, video and mobile technology. 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 major television and radio outlets in Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; San Francisco and Los Angeles, California; Kansas City, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska. 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 a chapter of the National Broadcasting Society, Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

KRNU and KRNU2 are professionally managed audio services 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 majors also are encouraged to seek internships and professional work experience prior to graduation. Students in this major have held more than 100 media-related internships and professional part-time jobs, including internships at ABC News in New York, CNN in New York working with Anderson Cooper,  the CNN Washington bureau, ESPN and VH1. Graduates are working for major media organizations throughout the nation.

College Requirements

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)
  • 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 the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 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 Nebraska (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 math courses approved by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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

All College of Journalism and Mass Communication students must complete the University ACE requirements. For the ACE 3 requirement, students must complete a statistics course from the following options: STAT 218 or CRIM 300 or ECON 215 or EDPS 459 or SOCI 206.

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—Second Group of ACE

The college requires a second set of ACE 1 and ACE 3—9 courses beyond the ACE courses required by the university. The ACE 4 course in Group 1 must include a lab. The second ACE 3 includes MATH 103 as an option.

Group 2—72 Hours of Liberal Arts

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 the University of Nebraska–Lincoln 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 course is approved as part of the minor or 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. It cannot count in the liberal arts.

Students have the option to complete an inter-college major in the College of Arts and Sciences in lieu of a minor or a dual matriculation with any other University of Nebraska–Lincoln 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 limits stated below.

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 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. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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 Nebraska. Students must complete at least half of their major coursework 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, journalism, or sports media and communication 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 ACEJMC-accredited journalism and mass communications program. Students must take the remainder of the required hours in their ADPR, BRDC, JOMC, JOUR, or SPMC courses from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. All students must complete the college’s capstone course designated for their major. At UNL, 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 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 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 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

Graduates of 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 43 hours with 21 of the hours selected to develop an option in either news or media 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
JOUR 200AFundamentals of Editing and Reporting I3
JOMC 486Mass Media Law3
JOMC 487Media, Ethics and Society3
JOMC 98Senior Assessment0
Credit Hours Subtotal: 19
News Option
JOUR 200BFundamentals of Editing and Reporting II3
JOUR 400The News Lab3
Select two courses from the following:6
Broadcast News Writing, Audio and Video
Beat Reporting
Editing for Digital Media
Multimedia Journalism
Advanced Visual Communications in Photojournalism and Multimedia
Data Journalism
Nebraska Mosaic
Select 6 hours of electives at the 300 or 400 level chosen from BRDC or JOUR6
Select an additional 6 hours of CoJMC electives6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Total Credit Hours43

Media 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
JOUR 200AFundamentals of Editing and Reporting I3
JOMC 486Mass Media Law3
JOMC 487Media, Ethics and Society3
JOMC 98Senior Assessment0
Credit Hours Subtotal: 19
Media Production Option
BRDC 227Audio Content Creation3
BRDC 260Media Writing and Content Development3
BRDC 269Video Production3
Select one of the following:3
The News Lab
Jacht Student Ad Agency
Student Competitions
Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns
Select 6 hours within one focus area and an additional 6 hours of CoJMC electives.12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Total Credit Hours43

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. The complete internship policy can be found at https://journalism.unl.edu/internship-policy.

Credit in Special Experiences

Students may earn up to 6 credit hours toward the degree in some student experiences, including Jacht, photojournalism projects and depth reports. 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 is available to students outside the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. It comprises the following 18 credit hours. 
 

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
BRDC 227Audio Content Creation3
BRDC 269Video Production3
Select two elective courses from the CoJMC.6
Total Credit Hours18
BRDC191
Special topics

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.

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

BRDC227
Audio Content Creation

Prerequisites: JOMC 101

A media production option course.

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: ADPR 350; ADPR 358; BRDC 328; BRDC 359; JOMC 352; JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC260
Media Writing and Content Development

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, JOUR 200A.

Description: Writing scripts and preparing related materials for broadcast, cable and online production and presentation. Audience composition, research of topics and adaptation to delivery through multiple media platforms. Awareness of diverse audiences and legal and ethical considerations in preparation of written materials for electronic media.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOMC 352; JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

BRDC269
Video Production

Prerequisites: JOMC 101; JOMC 130-134.

Description: Theory and practice of video production, including camera operation, audio control, writing and storyboarding, lighting, editing, and output formats and platforms.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOMC 352; JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC291
Special topics

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.

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

BRDC328
Television Production

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, BRDC 227, BRDC 260 and BRDC 269.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC329
Jacht Ad Lab

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Produce edited video content to meet client needs for student-run ad agency known as Jacht Ad Lab.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC359
Cinematography-Videography

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

A production track course and 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC370
Broadcast News Writing

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

A news track course and 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC371
News Videography

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

A news track course and 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC372
Broadcast News Writing, Audio and Video

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134; JOUR 200A and JOUR 200B

Description: Produce audio and video stories in broadcast news style for broadcast and digital outlets.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC376
Television Sports Reporting

Prerequisites: JOMC 101 or SPMC 150 and JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134

Description: Producing sports stories and information through a variety of sources, including television, social media and on the web.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC391
Special Topics

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.

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

BRDC400
The News LabCrosslisted with JOUR 400

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134; JOUR 200A; JOUR 200B or BRDC 227, 260 and 269; two of the following: BRDC 372, JOUR 302, 303, 304, 306, 307 or 346; senior standing; and permission code.

Topics vary.

Description: Produce content for publication with depth, exploration, and substance across multiple platforms by applying journalistic skills in a semester-long project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

BRDC429
Jacht Student Ad Agency

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Produce edited video content to fit individual clients needs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BRDC462
Advanced ProductionCrosslisted with BRDC 862

Prerequisites: BRDC 328, BRDC 359 and BRDC 360

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
Grading Option:Graded
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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded

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. 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

BRDC495
Broadcasting Internship

Prerequisites: Permission

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
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

BRDC499H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Participation in the honors program.

Description: Students negotiate an independent study honors contract with an adviser.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-4

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC130
Introduction to Design Thinking

Prerequisites: Declared CoJMC student or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the CoJMC regarding this course; Co-req JOMC 131.

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. Students must register for JOMC 130 and 131 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

JOMC131
Visual Communication Core Modules I

Prerequisites: Declared CoJMC student or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the CoJMC regarding this course; Co-req JOMC 130.

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

JOMC132
Visual Communication Core Modules II

Prerequisites: Declared CoJMC student or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the CoJMC regarding this course; Co-req or pre-req JOMC 130 and JOMC 131.

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

JOMC133
Visual Communication Advanced Modules

Prerequisites: Declared CoJMC student or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the CoJMC regarding this course; Pre-req JOMC 130 and JOMC 131 with a C or higher.

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

JOMC134
Visual Communication Project

Prerequisites: Declared CoJMC student or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the CoJMC regarding this course; Pre-req JOMC 130, JOMC 131 and JOMC 132 with a C or higher and pre-req or co-req JOMC 133.

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:2

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOMC206
Visual Communications in Photojournalism & Multimedia

Prerequisites: JOMC 130, 131, and 132. Major in JOUR, BRDC, SPMC, or ADPR.

Description: Gain skills using digital cameras, shooting photographs in numerous situations, understanding action, reaction and emotion in photography.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOMC 306

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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
Grading Option:Graded
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOMC306
Advanced Visual Communications in Photojournalism and Multimedia

Prerequisites: JOMC 206; JOMC 131 or JOMC 132

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

Description: Building visual skills to recognize action, reaction and/or emotion, and incorporating them into photos and videos.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC317
Video Games & Society

Description: As a popular and constantly growing form of media, video games have become entrenched within society as art, entertainment, tool, and cause for concern. As with any new medium, video games have brought with them new cultural conversation about their influence on players and society. Examines video games based on scientific evidence in order to understand and address the dominant, current conversations about video games. Topics include game design (e.g., rewards, motivation, narrative), game effects (e.g., violence, immersion, learning, addiction), and behavioral design using the latest social scientific research available. Focus is on understanding and interpretation of primary research articles and designing research projects. Covers current debates and trends concerning video game design, use, and effects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

JOMC352
Mobile Media Lab

Description: Build on media production skills already amassed in the major. Plan, develop, distribute high quality content to various audiences on mobile devices, other emerging platforms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC380
Global News in the Age of Social Media

Description: Examines the flow of news from news organizations and from individuals around the world. Compare the journalistic model of verification with the social media model of speed and transparency stressing critical thinking and analysis. Use worldwide news reports and social media to learn about other people, cultures and world problems. Learn how different theories of the press relate to different regime structures and how those theories shape the news differently, depending on the country from which it originates. Compare and contrast news from different countries, and news from different sources about the same country, whether the source is reports from news organizations or from individuals using social media. Learn research and analysis skills, as well as fundamental information about different countries, cultures and people and about the diversity of life and conditions around the world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC420
Financial CommunicationsCrosslisted with JOMC 820

This is an eight-week, asynchronous, online course.

Description: Understanding and writing about corporate, economic and business topics as journalists or as public relations professionals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC422
Race, Gender, and MediaCrosslisted with JOMC 822

Open to non-College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors.

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

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

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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC486
Mass Media LawCrosslisted with JOMC 886

Prerequisites: Junior standing; major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOMC487
Media, Ethics 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
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

JOMC491
Special TopicsCrosslisted with JOMC 891, ANTH 491A, ANTH 891A

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.

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOMC495
Internship for Credit

Prerequisites: Permission required.

Description: Complete an internship for credit in a work experience related to the student's major.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:1-3

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. 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
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

JOUR191
Special topics

Maximum of 12 credit hours of special topics at all levels (191, 291, 391, 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOUR200A
Fundamentals of Editing and Reporting I

Prerequisites: CoJMC major. Minimum 2.00 GPA and completion of JOMC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Description: Fundamentals of reporting, writing and editing for news media in print, digital and broadcast platforms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR200B
Fundamentals of Editing and Reporting II

Prerequisites: Minimum of 2.00 GPA; completion of JOMC 101 and JOUR 200A with a grade of C or better.

Description: Continuation of JOUR 200A, focusing on more depth in reporting, writing and editing for news media in print, digital and broadcast platforms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

JOUR291
Special Topics

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.

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOUR302
Beat Reporting

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160, JOUR 201 and 202 or JOUR 200A and 200B.

Work 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 326; JOUR 386; JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR303
Editing for Digital Media

Prerequisites: Completion of JOUR 201 or JOUR 200A and JOUR 200B

Work 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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 386; JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR346
Nebraska Mosaic

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in JOUR 200A and JOUR 200B.

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 400, BRDC 400

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

JOUR386
Magazine Editing and Design

Prerequisites: JOUR 302 and 303.

Work in will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. 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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOUR400
The News LabCrosslisted with BRDC 400

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134; JOUR 200A; JOUR 200B or BRDC 227, 260 and 269; two of the following: BRDC 372, JOUR 302, 303, 304, 306, 307 or 346; senior standing; and permission code.

Topics vary.

Description: Produce content for publication with depth, exploration, and substance across multiple platforms by applying journalistic skills in a semester-long project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR401
Depth ReportingCrosslisted with JOUR 801

Prerequisites: JOUR 302

Work will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. 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
Grading Option:Graded
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 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR407
Data VisualizationCrosslisted with JOUR 807

Prerequisites: JOUR 202

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR408
News Applications

Prerequisites: JOUR 202

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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR448
The Real World II

Prerequisites: JOUR 348 and permission code

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR467
School PublicationsCrosslisted with JOUR 867

Open only to students seeking a 7-12 journalism teaching endorsement.

Description: Problems and procedures involved in producing school newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and radio and/or video projects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR490A
Global Eyewitness Multimedia Photojournalism ProjectCrosslisted with JOUR 890A

Prerequisites: JOMC 206

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 490B

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR490B
Global Eyewitness Multimedia Photojournalism Editing

Prerequisites: JOUR 490A

Description: Editing multimedia stories based on previous semester's JOUR 490A Global Eyewitness trip.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

JOUR491
Special TopicsCrosslisted with JOUR 891

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

JOUR495
Journalism Internship

Prerequisites: Permission

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
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded
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 permission; 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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Professional Development
complete JOMC 100
1hr
C

Journalism Core
complete JOMC 101
3hr
C

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 130, JOMC 131
2hr
C

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr
14 HR TERM 2
Journalism Core
complete JOUR 200A
3hr
C

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 132
1hr
C

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

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 6 Social Science
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr
14 HR TERM 3
Broadcast News ReqdCritical
complete JOUR 200B
3hr
C
JOUR 200B becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. It will fulfill an ACE 1 requirement.

Visual Communication
complete JOMC 133, JOMC 134
3hr
C

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
101 Level course in NEW Language.
17 HR TERM 4
Professional Development
complete JOMC 20
0hr
C

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

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

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

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 outside the CoJMC or upper level requirement.

Milestones
  1. You must declare a required minor by this term.
15 HR TERM 5
Broadcast News Courses

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

CoJMC Electives
complete either Any Broadcasting Course* or Any Journalism Course*
3hr
C
Required 300 level or above.

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 outside the CoJMC or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
Journalism Core
complete JOMC 486
3hr
C

Broadcast News Courses

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

CoJMC Electives
complete Any Broadcasting Course*, Any Journalism Course*
6hr
C
Required 300 level or above.
12 HR TERM 7
ACE 4 Sci Methods
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

ACE 9 Human Diversity
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

CoJMC Electives
complete 2 from Any Advertising and Public Relations Course*, Any Broadcasting Course*, Any Journalism Course*, Any Journalism and Mass Communications Course*, Any Sports Media and Communication Course*
6hr
C
15 HR TERM 8
Journalism Core
complete JOMC 487
3hr
C
JOMC 487 will fulfill an ACE 8 requirement.

Broadcast News ReqdCritical
complete JOUR 400
3hr
C
JOUR 400 will fulfill your ACE 10 requirement.

Senior Assessment
complete JOMC 98
0hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course
9hr
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 outside the CoJMC or upper level 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 - Media Production

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15 HR TERM 1
Professional Development
complete JOMC 100
1hr
C

Journalism Core
complete JOMC 101
3hr
C

ACE 2 Comm Skills
complete JOMC 130, JOMC 131
2hr

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
16 HR TERM 2
Broadcast Production
complete BRDC 227
3hr
C

ACE 2 Comm Skills
complete JOMC 132
1hr

ACE 1 Written Text
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 6 Social Science
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
Visual Communication
complete JOMC 133, JOMC 134
3hr
C

Professional Development
complete JOMC 20
0hr
C

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

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

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.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
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.
16 HR TERM 5
Journalism Core
complete JOMC 486
3hr
C

Broadcast Production
complete BRDC 359
3hr
C

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

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
Broadcast Production
complete BRDC 360
3hr
C

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
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

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.
13 HR TERM 7
Broadcast Production
complete BRDC 462
6hr
C
BRDC 462 also fulfills the ACE 10 requirement.

ACE 9 Human Diversity
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, 72-hours liberal arts or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
Journalism Core
complete JOMC 487
3hr
C
JOMC 487 will fulfill an ACE 8 requirement.

Senior Assessment
complete JOMC98
0hr
C

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

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

Career Information

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

Transferable Skills

  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to gather information from data, documents and human sources
  • Ability to write texts clearly and correctly across multiple platforms for multiple audiences
  • Ability to use audio and visual communications tools to convey information appropriately with sound, graphics, still and moving images across multiple platforms
  • Ability to work constructively and effectively in a team environment

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
  • Production Assistant, Vision Maker Media -
  • Backpack Journalist, WOWT NBC Omaha - Omaha NE
  • Associate Attorney, Baird Holm LLP - Omaha NE
  • Videographer, Complete Music - Lincoln NE
  • Staff Assistant, United States Senate - Washington DC DC

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
  • Multimedia Intern, Hear Nebraska - Lincoln NE
  • Communications Intern, King of King's Church - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, HuskerVision - Lincoln NE
  • News Intern, KFOR Radio - Lincoln NE
  • Sports Production Intern, Nebraska Educational Television (NET) - Lincoln NE