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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


JAMS Jrnalism/Advertising/Media Std



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101 Introduction to Mass Media. 3 cr. U. Overview of mass media from the printing press to the internet. Focus on media technologies, industries, content, and critical approaches.|Prereq: none.
111 Gender and the Media. 3 cr. U. How gender representations in popular media inform and construct our understandings of the world; gender in popular culture, including new media; critical analysis of representations.|No cr for students w/cr in JAMS 460. Prereq: none.
112 Global Media. 3 cr. U. How media function in other countries and cultures from a perspective informed by Western and non-Western conceptual, philosophical, and cultural frameworks.|No cr for students w/cr in JAMS 620. Prereq: none.
113 Internet Culture. 3 cr. U. Social, cultural, and historical dimensions of the Internet.|Prereq: none.
114 Media and Popular Culture. 3 cr. U. Critical perspectives on media and popular culture (including television, comic books, new media); how media and popular culture structure everyday life.|Prereq: none.
115 Introduction to Media and Politics. 3 cr. U. Preparation to be informed, critical consumers of political messages in wide range of mass media; applying research on political content and effects of mass media.|No cr for students w/cr in JAMS 615. Prereq: none.
116 Journalism, Documentary, and Democracy. 3 cr. U. The role of journalism and documentary in democracy examined through a variety of media products.|Prereq: none.
142 Television and Radio in American Society. 3 cr. U. Current issues in broadcasting in the United States, including ratings, programming, audience research, and effects.|Not open for cr to students who have cr in JAMS 250. Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
201 Media Writing. 3 cr. U. Techniques and strategies for writing that can communicate effectively with media audiences; emphasizes innovation and creativity within the constraints of good grammar and style.|Prereq: score of at least 3 on EPT or grade of at least B- in English 101(P) or 102(P).
204 News Writing and Technology. 3 cr. U. Writing, storytelling, digital editing and production for journalism and documentary.|Prereq: declared JAMS major or minor.
207 Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations. 3 cr. U. A practical approach to developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising and public relations strategies.|Prereq: declared JAMS major or minor.
210 Jewish and Ethnic Narratives and Identities in Media. 3 cr. U. Jewish and ethnic media; comparative analysis of narrative and identity constructions in photography, television, film, and convergent media.|Jewish 210 & JAMS 210 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
212 Introduction to Corporate Communication. 3 cr. U. The profession of corporate communication; focus on the variety of mass communication strategies in the field.|Prereq: none.
214 Advertising in American Society. 3 cr. U. A critical survey of advertising's development and current practices as well as its impact on people's knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors and on American society.|Prereq: none.
225 Nature and Culture in the Information Age. 3 cr. U. Exploration of popular ideas about nature and humans' place in it, as reflected and shaped by the mass media and other cultural forces.|Prereq: none.
226 Religion, Media, and Culture. 3 cr. U. Role of the mass media in shaping people's understanding and experience of religion and in negotiating the interaction between religion and society.|Prereq: none.
230 Copy Editing. 3 cr. U. Training in print editing; introduction to basic layout principles.|Prereq: grade of B or better in JAMS 201(P).
231 Publication Design. 3 cr. U. Principles of print layout and design.|Prereq: none.
232 Photojournalism. 3 cr. U. The history of photography and the practice of photojournalism, including aesthetic, conceptual, and technical developments. Digital production and distribution.|Prereq: soph st.
260 Contemporary Non-Fiction Media. 3 cr. U. Overview of new and traditional forms of non-fiction media such as documentaries, web sites, and reality television.|Prereq: none.
262 Principles of Media Studies. 3 cr. U. Central issues and concerns in the field of media studies. Cultural study of media industries and production practices. Analysis of media texts and audiences.|Prereq: declared JAMS major or minor.
280 Selected Topics in Mass Communication: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Selected topics not addressed in regularly-approved courses.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: soph st; add'l prereqs, if any, announced in the Schedule of Classes.
289 Internship in Journalism and Media Communication, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of journalism and media communication in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 75 hrs in internship. Does not count toward JAMS major or minor. Cr/no cr only. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
296 UROP Apprenticeship. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.|Prereq: acceptance into UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
306 Feature and Magazine Article Writing. 3 cr. U. Practice in preparing periodical articles for publication.|Prereq: jr st; declared JAMS major/minor or English major.
307 Persuasive Media Writing and Production: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Writing, design, and production of persuasive media elements through individual and group work and skills-based activities.|Not retakable for cr. Prereq: declared JAMS major/minor; grade of C or better in JAMS 207(P).
320 Integrated Reporting. 3 cr. U. Reporting and research for journalism and documentary.|Prereq: declared JAMS major or minor; grade of C or better in JAMS 203(P), 204(P), or 242(P).
332 Introduction to Digital Documentary. 3 cr. U. How to film and edit quality documentary footage fit for client use, broadcast television, or film festival entry.|Prereq: declared JAMS major or minor; grade of C or better in JAMS 203(P), 204(P), 242(P) or 307(P).
336 (effective 01/26/2015) Media Graphics. 3 cr. U. Production and analysis of mass media graphics, photographs, and illustrations.|Prereq: jr st; JAMS major/minor or Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) status; grade of C or better in JAMS 113(P) or grade of C or better in ART 118(P).
336 Media Graphics. 3 cr. U. Production and analysis of mass media graphics, photographs, and illustrations.|Prereq: jr st; JAMS major/minor or Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) status.
342 Television News Reporting. 3 cr. U. Reporting, writing, and editing television news, including field camera operation and video editing.|Prereq: declared JAMS major or minor; grade of C or better in JAMS 204(P).
356 Media Literacy. 3 cr. U. Application of general semantics and other critical thinking principles to reporting methodology and news judgment.|Prereq: jr st.
360 History of Mass Media. 3 cr. U. Evolution of mass media in the United States; how technological, cultural, political and economic changes have affected the media.|Prereq: jr st.
361 Media Ethics. 3 cr. U. Practical application of ethical principles to controversies in print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and new technologies of mass communication.|Prereq: jr st.
380 Special Topics in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Special topics not addressed in regularly-approved courses.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; any add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes.
381 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Selected topics.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
399 On-Campus Internship. 3 cr. U. Application of journalism/mass communication skills under professional supervision.|Prereq: jr st, declared JAMS major, & cons dept internship committee.
450 Race and Ethnicity in the Media. 3 cr. U. How popular media representations of race inform understandings of past and contemporary society; race in popular culture, especially new media; critical analysis of media content and forms.|Prereq: jr st.
489 Internship in Journalism and Media Communication, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of journalism and media communication in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 75 hrs in internship. Does not count toward JAMS major or minor. Cr/no cr only. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
500 Advanced Integrated Reporting. 3 cr. U. Long form multimedia story production.|Prereq: jr st; declared JAMS major or minor; grade of C or better in 320(P).
503 Environment and the Media. 3 cr. U. Analysis of environmental reporting in a variety of media; confluence of science, health, business, and political influences in environmental coverage.|Counts as a repeat of JAMS 660 with similar title. Prereq: jr st
504 Critical and Opinion Writing. 3 cr. U. Training in editorial research and preparation of background and opinion articles.|Prereq: jr st.
505 Research for Advertising and Public Relations. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of the research process through hands-on projects; how to formulate research questions, design questionnaires, collect data, and report and interpret answers to these questions.|Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in JAMS 207(P), 222(P), or 224(P); or cons instr.
524 Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns. 3 cr. U. Advanced course in advertising and public relations; emphasis on applying integrated practices and principles.|Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in JAMS 222(P), 224(P), or 307(P); declared JAMS major or minor.
532 Documentary Production. 3 cr. U. Producing, directing, researching, and writing for long-format documentary journalism.|No cr for students w/cr in JAMS 660 w/similar topic. Prereq: declared JAMS major or minor; grade of C or better in JAMS 332(P).
544 Television Newsroom Management. 3 cr. U. Principles and practices of television news management, including hands-on experience with television news producing, assignment editing, and managing reporting crews.|Prereq: jr st; declared JAMS major or minor; grade of C or better in JAMS (342)542(P).
559 Law of Mass Communication. 3 cr. U/G. Freedom of expression and legal issues in journalism, public relations, advertising, and other forms of mass communication.|Prereq: jr st.
562 Media Studies and Culture. 3 cr. U/G. Mass media and the production of culture; media industries, content, and audiences; focus on contemporary issues.|Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in JAMS 262(P).
600 Off-Campus Internship. 3 cr. U/G. Professional internship in journalism, public relations, advertising, or other mass communication field.|Prereq: jr st & declared JAMS major, or grad st; cons internship committee.
602 Specialized Reporting: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Overview of the problems and challenges of specialized reporting in an area such as social science, science, the humanities and the arts.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; declared JAMS major or minor; grade of C or better in JAMS 320(P).
614 Seminar in Media and Public Opinion. 3 cr. U/G. Preparation to be critical consumer of polls and media coverage of them; theories and findings regarding propaganda and media influence on public opinion.|Prereq: jr st.
615 Seminar in Media and Politics. 3 cr. U/G. How news media cover politics; role of traditional and new media in political campaigns; political content and effects of entertainment media and documentaries.|Prereq: jr st.
620 Seminar in Global Media. 3 cr. U/G. Economic, regulatory, and cultural characteristics of national and global mass media.|Prereq: jr st.
645 Seminar in Health and the Media. 3 cr. U/G. Theoretical frameworks for examination of media representations of health, illness, health care; impact of media consumption on health, illness; use of media in health promotion.|Counts as a repeat of JAMS 660 w/ health-related subtitle. Prereq: jr st.
659 Seminar in Comparative Media Law. 3 cr. U/G. Critical thinking and research about different countries' approaches to freedom of expression and legal issues relating to journalism, advertising, and other aspects of the media.|Prereq: jr st; JAMS 559 or cons instr.
660 Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Media Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Research-oriented approaches to theoretical and social issues in mass communication.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
661 Seminar in Media Communication and Society: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Topics related to the mass media; the research process; development of a seminar paper based on original research.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs, if any, announced in the Schedule of Classes.
699 Advanced Independent Study. 1-6 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st, 2.5 gpa, & writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.

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