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Journalism (JOU)

JOU-171  Introduction to Photography, 3 cr.
Introduction to the 35mm camera: selection and handling; theory of light; lenses and focusing; depth of field and film types; composition; film processing and basic darkroom techniques.

JOU-173  Digital Photography, 3 cr.
Basic digital theory, how the digital camera works. Includes digital capture; input into the computer; digital manipulation; basic PhotoShop and photography; saving digital images for future use and long term archiving on zip disks, CD’s and hard drives; how to print digital images; and how to send digital images after formatting for sending.

JOU-177  News and Advertising Photography, 3cr.This course will teach the basic photographic skills needed to create publishable news photographs as well as basic photographic skills needed tocreate photographs for advertising use. Pre-requisites:  JOU-171 and JOU-173

JOU-180  Digital Imaging for Professionals, 3 cr.
This course will develop skills needed for adjusting and enhancing photographic images after image capture and before going to a final output. The emphasis will be on images used in the photography professions of Portrait, Photojournalism Commercial, and Forensic. All image manipulations and adjustments will be done with computer imaging software, such as Photoshop.

JOU-190 Foundations in Digital Media Marketing, Writing and Community Engagement, 3 cr.
Designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of communicating digitally through digital media including the internet, social media, photography, video audio and multimedia as it applies to mass communication.  Instruction will include techniques to create multimedia journalism content; the connection to multimedia’s stakeholders, marketing strategies and community building; coverage of events with multimedia approaches; the technical and creative aspects of digital writing; delivery platforms for multimedia content including the Web and evolving communication technologies.

JOU-941  Practicum, 2 cr., 5 cr.
Practical work experience related to journalism. 

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