Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Undergraduate Ethics Courses 2011-2012
- Courses identified as ethics courses by title
- Courses with course descriptions identifying ethics content
JR 212 Ethics for Journalist 2 credits
Considers journalists’ ethical responsibilities, in relation to professional standards and legal limits. Examines ethical decision-making and current ethical questions using case studies. Prerequisites: JR 103 and sophomore standing; co-requisite: JR 211.
Philosophy (Communication Studies)
**PH 105 Introduction to Ethics 4 credits
Introduction to important theories on nature of the good in human conduct. Theories belong to Western philosophical tradition and include works of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill, and others. Fulfills Ethics and Values Perspective of General Education requirement. (Semester varies)
**PH 110 Ethics and Justice 4 credits
Considers ethical theories and theories of justice, especially those related to questions of economic, criminal, political, and social justice. Fulfills Ethics and Values Perspective of the General Education requirement. (Semester varies)
**PH 200 Contemporary Ethics 4 credits
Contemporary ethical issues of abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and affirmative action examined in light of major theories of ethics and morals from the history of Western philosophy. Fulfills Ethics and Values Perspective of General Education requirements. (Semester varies)
**PH 203 Special Topics in Ethics or Value Theory 4 credits
Topics announced prior to each term may include: Art and Politics, Media Ethics, Feminist Ethics, Political Philosophy, or Judaism. Course may be repeated for credit if topics vary. Fulfills Ethics and Values Perspective of General Education requirements. (Semester varies)
**PH 204 Environmental Ethics 4 credits
Considers philosophical ethics in relation to environmental issues. Topics include: religious beliefs as a foundation for environmental commitments, duties and obligations toward other species, “deep ecology,” ecofeminism, economic imperatives versus environmental concerns, and disproportionate burden of environmental problems borne by certain groups. Fulfills Ethics and Values Perspective of General Education requirements. (Semester varies)
**PH 210 Narrative Ethics 4 credits
Overview of classical and modern approaches to ethical theory using examples from fiction and film to show how ethical theories can be applied. Connect abstract theory with “real life” through storytelling and story analysis to understand and evaluate moral issues. Fulfills Ethics and Values Perspective of General Education requirements. (Semester varies)
Visual And Media Arts
VM 307 Communication Ethics and Cultural Diversity 4 credits
Inspects ethical issues, including racial and ethnic prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping, from a philosophical and case study approach. Topics such as privacy, piracy, censorship, offensiveness, deception, ethnocentricity, pornography, racism, confidentiality, fairness, and hate speech are investigated in a variety of communication media—computer technology, photography, video, speech, audio, film, and print—both in international and U.S. domains. Prerequisite: VM 200. Fulfills the General Education U.S. Diversity requirement. (Semester varies)
VM 417 Communication Ethics 4 credits
Provides a study of the philosophical roots and modern applications of moral reasoning in various communication media, including print, digital, television and video, photography, film, radio, speech, and telecommunications. Includes topics such as confidentiality, privacy, deception, free speech, obscenity, justice, equality, defamation of reputation, abuse of power, digital manipulation, fairness, truth in advertising, and conflict of interest. Prerequisite: VM 200. (Semester varies)
Business (Marketing Communication)
MB 200 Principles of Business 4 credits
Students analyze information related to business trends, strategies, opportunities, and operations and critically assess alternatives. Through lecture, discussion, case videos, and in-class assignments, students consider external and internal factors driving contemporary business decisions. Topics include: pricing, supply and demand, the management of people, processes, resources, and organization; the globalization of business; the use of information system to support business efforts; and basic concepts from marketing, sales, business ethics, law, accounting, and finance.
MB 400 Business Policy and Strategy 4 credits
Serves as the business minor’s capstone course by introducing new levels of complexity to broad concepts learned in previous classes. Uses case studies, trade articles, and time-honored academic frameworks, as well as in-class lectures, group exercises, and discussions to challenge students to apply how legal frameworks, business and government regulations, organizational structures, diverse workforces, and customer and stakeholder expectations influence the way contemporary companies conduct business. Prerequisites: MB 300 and MB 310. (Semester varies)
Communication (Communication Studies)
CC 160 Interpersonal Communication Skills 4 credits
Introduction to the practices and principles of interpersonal communication. Focus on perception, creative/critical listening, nonverbal communication, emotions, power, and self-disclosure. Issues of ethics, technology, and culture are woven throughout class content and discussions. Stages of relationships will be explored as well as the influence of communication within and between those stages. Numerous applications to a variety of situations, including those in family, workplace, and romantic context are undertaken as students draw from their own experiences.
CC 262 Professional Communication 4 credits
Study and practice of rhetorical argument, proof, ethics, style, and delivery in performance and analysis of speeches. Projects include use of professional communication situations and video/audio aids and new technology to enhance rhetorical effectiveness in message preparation, development, and delivery.
CC 263 Argument and Advocacy 4 credits
Study of the art of advocacy; develop logical, organizational, and research skills that debate and other forms of oral and written advocacy require. Participation in debates about current political and legal controversies. Critical thinking skills as tools both for advocates and audiences.
CC 280 Communication Theory for Leading Change 4 credits
Investigation of classical and contemporary theories of political communication with emphasis on utility of theory in mass- and multi-mediated communication contexts. Discussion of application of theory to these domains including examination of how conceptions of the citizen, democracy, aesthetics, morality, and culture are established and maintained vis-à-vis different modes of communication. Prerequisites: CC 200 or CC 201 and CC 263 or CC 266.
CC 323 Discussion Facilitation: Conversations on Race 1 non-tuition credit
Training for participation in and co-facilitation of Campus Conversations on Race (CCOR).
CC 323 A 0 credits
Involves training to lead workshops.
CC 323 B 1 credit
Involves leading workshops and may be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. Recommended prerequisite or co-requisite: CC 266.
CC 345 Public Affairs Matrix: Media, Politics, and Advocacy 4 credits
Advanced study of interplay of media, politics, policy, and advocacy. Through historical and contemporary case studies and research examine variety of constituencies affecting politics and public policy and role the media play in political, public policy, and advocacy debates. Propaganda definition and role in affecting public opinion. Relationship between communicator, media, and key constituencies with focus on ethical, effective use of public affairs. Prerequisites: CC 200 and CC 263. (Semester varies)
CC 357 Leadership 4 credits
Theory and practice of effective ethical leadership in contemporary political and organizational settings; theories for organizing and motivating people; cross- cultural applications; and issues of diversity and communication skills for leadership. Prerequisites: CC 200 or CC 201 and CC 263 or CC 266 and junior standing.
CC 415 Mediation, Facilitation, and Dialogue 4 credits
Theory and practice of various forms of third-party- guided dispute resolution are considered. Students learn to mediate conflicts, facilitate discussions, and promote dialogue among parties in conflict. Emphasis is on developing skills in leading groups. Prerequisite: CC 266.
CC 423 Crisis Communication 4 credits
Importance of managing communication in crisis situations. Topics include definitions, types, classifications, phases, planning, publics, contingency events, time estimating, crisis teams, control centers, working with media, training, and follow-through. Crisis scenarios cover profit, nonprofit, and government organizations at local, regional, national, and/or global level. Case examples employed. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Semester varies)
CC 475 Capstone in Leadership, Politics, and Social Advocacy 4 credits
Advanced theory, research, and practice in political communication. Develop and enhance portfolios of political communication materials including development of two communication campaigns. Prerequisites: senior standing and completion of CC 303.
Honors (Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies)
**HS 201 Sophomore Honors Seminar and 202 Sophomore Honors Seminar II (Honor students only) 8 credits
Engages critical thinking and research about philosophical, cultural, and scientific methods of generating knowledge and their ethical implications. Different areas of inquiry examined each year. Recent topics include environmental ethics, evolution, astronomy, and epistemology. Fulfills the General Education Ethics and Values Perspective and the Scientific Perspective.
Interdisciplinary (Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies)
IN 123 Visiting Scholar Topics 4 credits
Topics that address the expertise of visiting Scholars-in-Residence in the Institute. These topics will be offered on a rotating basis. Past topics include: Women Artists and Life and Death: Science and Psychology of Survival. A special section of IN 123 called Ethics and Professional Communication is being taught both semesters.
IN 318 Women, Media, and Globalization 4 credits
Looks at the status of women around the world, especially the effects of globalization on their lives, their access to information, and their ability to make their voices heard in the digital age. Students investigate some of the relevant economic, political, and cultural landscapes of globalization, and how these affect women in particular. Readings, expert speakers, and documentaries put a human face on topics covered during the semester. Fulfills the General Education Global Diversity requirement. Prerequisite: junior standing.
IN 319 Feminist Cultural Theory 4 credits
Considers feminist theoretical engagements with culture. Addresses issues that have become central to feminist theorizing, including “the body,” “identity and difference,” “technoscience,” and “the gaze.” Through close readings of key texts paired with uses in further theoretical work of these texts, students become familiar with feminist cultural theoretical work, learning how to read and understand it, as well as how to make use of its interdisciplinary and diverse offerings. The reading, discussion, and writing practices incorporated into the course provide students with a feminist theoretical “toolkit” for engaging with different aspects of culture—from popular culture to echnoscience to everyday life. Prerequisite: junior standing.
IN 401 The Media and the Holocaust 4 credits
Mainstream and alternative media’s responses to information about the Holocaust and its aftermath through film, radio, television, and print media. Speak with Holocaust eyewitnesses and survivors. Pursue individual areas of interest with research projects. Consider what the media should be doing today to prevent continuing genocide.
IN 406 Queer Dreams: Politics, Culture, and Difference 4 credits
Who or what is queer? How is the term being used to identify ways of living, political goals, social practices, and cultural productions? Is queer a new identity, or does it question the terms of identity itself? How do questions of difference—of race, class, gender, sexuality, embodiment, and geo-cultural location—shift or inflect the meaning of this term, and the ways it is mobilized politically and culturally? Just as the term “queer” has been reclaimed from its negative usage, it has also been taken up and revised in a variety of ways that both extend and transform its meanings. Taking up of theory as a way of dreaming, this course focuses on theoretical work in queer studies, offering students the opportunity to explore new possibilities for thinking and living “queer.” Prerequisite: junior standing.
JR 101 Discovering Journalism 4 credits
Explores the role of news in U.S. history, from its beginnings in the American Revolution to today’s world of “all news all the time.” Gain tools to analyze and understand how print, broadcast, and online news organizations have evolved. Examine parallels between issues raised by the explosion of online news and earlier periods in journalistic evolution. Explore issues confronting the contemporary journalist by learning how news has evolved. Study the First Amendment and address ethical dilemmas faced by those practicing journalism.
JR 102 The Newsgathering Process 4 credits
Establishes foundational skills to write, report, and deliver the news using a sound, focused idea and specific authoritative information. Examine how to identify, focus, and find news; to ferret out and make sense of online and library records; and to select sources and measure reliability and authoritativeness. Learn how to interview, write leads, and structure stories for print, broadcast, and online news, emphasizing journalistic standards such as accuracy and fairness. Prerequisite: JR 101 for freshmen. (Co-requisite for transfers.)
JR 211 Law for Journalism 2 credits
Examines the American legal system and its relationship to the press. Students gain an understanding of journalists’ rights and legal responsibilities and study case law that sets legal limits for journalists. Examines ethical decision- making in gray areas. Covers basic structure and processes of federal and state courts. Prerequisites: JR 103 and sophomore standing; co-requisite: JR 212.
JR 354 News Editing and Design 4 credits
Students develop and practice the craft of editing: refining news copy and choosing how and where it will run in a newspaper or on a website. They learn to edit stories for content, structure, word usage, and story flow. Students write headlines and learn appropriate software needed to design pages. Explores issues of style, bias, stereotyping, fairness, and taste. Learn appropriate software needed to design pages. Prerequisite: JR 202.
JR 221 Photojournalism 4 credits
Explores photography as a journalistic storytelling medium by teaching how to communicate news visually in a variety of situations. Develops skills such as shooting pictures on deadline, writing concise and compelling cutlines, and editing for impact. Through historical and contemporary examples, students learn about the power of photojournalism to document, inform, entertain, persuade, and provoke emotion. Examines the ethical and legal challenges of photojournalism. Prerequisite: JR 202. (Semester varies)
JR 555 Reporting Issues of Diversity 4 credits
Develops knowledge and critical thinking skills to function and thrive as a journalist in America’s culturally diverse society. Analyzes media coverage of a wide spectrum of underrepresented groups, and challenge personal and societal stereotypes. Learn from guest speakers, readings, and videos about the realities of different groups as well the job of journalists trying to cover them. Fulfills the General Education U.S. Diversity requirement. Prerequisite: JR 204 or JR 205. (Spring semester)
JR 574 The Press and Propaganda 4 credits
Examines the history of propaganda and its relationship to journalism. Look at propaganda during war, in political campaigns, and in coverage of business and entertainment. (Semester varies)
Marketing (Marketing Communication)
MK 358 Social Media and Marketing 4 credits
Provides a broad understanding of social media and its use in executing marketing campaigns. Various aspects of social media and issues facing today’s marketing managers are examined, including social news, primary and secondary traffic, viral content distribution, photo and video sharing, online communities, and more. In addition to learning how to serve as a social media marketer, employing low-cost promotional methods to support marketing campaigns, and measuring the impact of social media, students discuss ethics and public perception. Prerequisite: junior standing.
MK 471 Topics in Marketing Communication: Corporate Communications Practice in the Social Responsibility Evolution 4 credits
Offers opportunities to examine cutting-edge issues in marketing communications. May be repeated for credit if topics differ. Prerequisites: completion of three 300-level Marketing courses and senior standing. Additional prerequisites may be required by topic. (Semester varies)
MK 472 Entrepreneurship I 8 credits
Introduces and immerses students in the process of creating and launching a new venture. Students learn the history and process of entrepreneurship as they explore creative problem solving, innovative thinking, and ethics. Relevant marketing and public relations strategies presented in addition to basic financial, business, and human resource issues. Experts in the business world provide additional mentoring and practical knowledge. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Fall semester)
Philosophy (Communication Studies)
PH 112 Religion in Eastern Cultures 4 credits
The origin and development of Hinduism in India; Buddhism in India, China, and Japan; Taoism and Confucianism in China; and Shintoism in Japan. Reading of original texts, development of doctrine in each religious tradition, and literary, artistic, and cultural impact of each religion on Eastern civilizations. Fulfills General Education Global Diversity requirement. (Semester varies)
PH 300 Special Topics in Political Philosophy 4 credits
Topics in political theory vary by semester and may include: Citizenship and Civic Engagement; Art and Politics; Community, Communication and Public Policy; Liberalism and Communitarianism; Censorship, Privacy, and the Public Good. Prerequisites: junior standing and one PH course. (Semester varies)
Political Science (Communication Studies
**PL 328 Political Thought 4 credits
Analyzes the evolution of political theory from early Greece to the present. Study the formation of the Western political tradition and the relationship of political theory to the development of absolutism, constitutional monarchy, liberal democracy, and socialism. Understand the issues of idealism and realism in political thought, individual rights versus the needs of the collective, and the relation of these considerations to the emergence of totalitarian political ideologies. Fulfills Ethics and Values Perspective of the General Education requirements. (Semester varies)
PL 332 Civil Rights 4 credits
Review and develop an understanding of the United States Constitution, congressional legislation, and Supreme Court cases affecting and controlling minority rights from 1776 to the present. Fulfills the Historical Perspective and the General Education U.S. Diversity requirements. (Semester varies)
PL 333 The First Amendment 4 credits
Study in depth the U.S. Constitution and federal laws as they relate to communication. Develop an understanding of the First Amendment, the Federal Communication Commission, and political speech. Fulfills the Historical Perspective of the General Education requirements. (Semester varies)
Science (Communication Disorders)
SC 215 Personal Genetics and Identity 4 credits
As it becomes increasingly possible to obtain personalized versions of our individual human genomes, it behooves us to consider how much weight this information carries in generating our physical uniqueness and individual identity. This course introduces the biological basis of inheritance and human variation while considering the personal and public implications of accessibility to one’s genetic information. In particular, we explore what our DNA can and can’t tell us about appearance, disease, ancestry, and behavior. We consider the marketing of genetic tests, the use of DNA databases in forensic science, regulation of the personal genomics industry, and genetic privacy. (Semester varies)
SC 216 DNA and Society 4 credits
This course explores the structure and function of DNA and the role of the genetic code in shaping the basic cellular units of life. We will learn the molecular biology necessary to understand science developments that have garnered the attention of the media and the scientific community, including those relating to biotechnology, stem cells, and genetic engineering. We then discuss this science at its intersection with art, policy, marketing, medicine, and human experience. Students will gain an appreciation of how molecular biology impacts our society and obtain the tools necessary to make informed decisions about the science we encounter. (Semester varies)
SC 310 Science in Translation: Health and Genetics (4 credits) – Students will refine and broaden their ability to interpret scientific language and communicate critical scientific content to others. This course will examine popular representations of molecular biology in various outlets such as film, fiction, and journalism. Conversation about any scientific inaccuracies will provide a motivation for delving deeper into science, and discussion of creative intent will provide a mechanism for discussing ethical, social, and political impact of related research. Student will then apply such interpretative understandings to their own craft as they put scientific translation and communication into practice in select scenarios. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Semester varies)
SC 320 Science in Translation: Environmental Science 4 credits
Students will refine and broaden their ability to interpret scientific language and communicate critical scientific content to others. This course will examine popular representations of environmental issues in various outlets such as film, fiction, and journalism. Conversation about any scientific inaccuracies will provide a motivation for delving deeper into the science, and discussion of creative intent will provide a mechanism for discussing ethical, social, and political impact of related research. Students will then apply such interpretative understandings to their own craft as they put scientific translation and communication into practice in select scenarios. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Semester varies)
Sociology (Communication Studies)
SO 300 Community, Identity, and Social Advocacy 4 credits
Theory and practice of effective, ethical communication on behalf of constituent groups. Needs assessment, resource identification, development (including grant writing), public advocacy, and program review. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. (Semester varies)
SO 360 Deviance and Social Control 4 credits
Examine various forms of social control, use of power constructing normative boundaries that differentiate normal and deviant perspectives. Media roles within popular culture, and overviews of differing academic perspectives include specific grand theories evidenced through sociological imagination; varieties of violent forms; sexual configurations; mental disorders; substance usages; white-collar dysfunctions; governmental-economic forms. Ethical dimensions of choice change through personal self-critique or examination of career roles in chosen media specialties. Fulfills Social and Psychological Perspective of General Education requirements. (Semester varies)
Theatre (Performing Arts)
TH 479 Topics in the Business of Theatre 4 credits
Various topics related to the business of theater for future working professionals. Different sections will approach issues relevant to specific career paths, i.e., acting, design, stage management, etc., such as: the finding of appropriate audition material, and audition and casting process in theater, film, and television; the requirements for admission to professional trade unions, AEA, and exploration of service organizations; issues of titles, licenses, and/ or permits; preparing a professional resume and/ or portfolio, job strategies using online sources for entry-level work; entrepreneurial opportunities and interaction with allied businesses and fundraising for nonprofit companies; and other topics as appropriate to individual sections. Prerequisites: Performing Arts majors only and junior standing. (Semester varies)
Visual and Media Arts
VM 200 Media Criticism and Theory 4 credits
Explores theoretical and critical approaches to the study of photography, film, television and video, audio, and digital culture. Theories and methods examine issues relating to production and authorship in the media arts, audience reception and effects, political ideology, ethics, aesthetics, cultural diversity, and schools of thought within the liberal arts. Extensive critical writing and reading in media criticism and theory. Prerequisites: VM 101 and VM 120.
VM 356 Marketing and Promotion for Radio and Audio 4 credits
Explores the techniques, methods, goals, and ethics of successful promotions, including the components of an effective promotions team. Includes the planning, coordination, and implementation of a promotion campaign. Prerequisite: VM 250. (Spring semester)
VM 370 Business Concepts for Modern Media 4 credits
Focuses on strategic thinking, planning, organization, and implementation of media projects from conception (pre-production) through release/ distribution/exhibition (theatrical, non-theatrical, digital, web). Includes acquiring fundamental skills and a working knowledge of business math, business plans, intellectual property and copyright basics, grant writing and resources, and current trends in advertising, marketing, and press package materials. Prerequisite: VM 230 or VM 240 or VM 241 or VM 250 or VM 260.
VM 377 Documentary Production Workshop 4 credits
Develops skills necessary to produce documentary productions in video or film. Covers production processes from story development through all the production phases. Practical considerations of production are balanced with theoretical debates on the legal and ethical responsibilities of those who document others. Prerequisite: VM 230 or VM 240. (Spring semester)
VM 402 Seminar in Media Arts Topics 4 credits
Examines various topics in media arts in seminar format, with emphasis on students’ oral and written presentation of material. May be repeated for credit if topics differ. Prerequisites: VM 200 and senior standing. NOTE: Special section on Media Ethics and Cultural Diversity offered each semester.
VM 303 Studies in Digital Media and Culture 4 credits
Examines the dramatic shift in meaning and processes of contemporary communication by investigating the social, artistic, economic, and political implications of using digital ways of working. Topics include the Internet and the web, cyberspace and censorship, games, digital film and video, multimedia and interactivity, virtual reality, person- machine interfaces, and globalization considerations. Prerequisites: VM 200 and junior standing.
VM 304 History of Documentary 4 credits
Examines the history and theory of documentary media production, with attention to the economic, technological, ethical, and aesthetic concerns of documentarians. Prerequisite: VM 200 and junior standing. (Fall semester)
VM 418 Transnational Asian Cinemas 4 credits
Asian “national” cinemas are examined and problematized in the contexts of media and economic globalization, including: the politics of transnational film practices; issues surrounding filmic representation and diasporic identities; the construction and negotiation of national, gender, and genre differences; local-regional-global dynamics; and questions of the postcolonial in Asian contexts. Fulfills the General Education Global Diversity requirement. Prerequisite: VM 200. (Semester varies)
VM 325 Writing the Adaptation 4 credits
Focuses on the process of analyzing material from another medium (e.g., novels, plays, comic books) and translating into a screenplay. Students write one original first act of a public domain property, as well as one analytical paper. Prerequisites: VM 221 and junior standing. (Semester varies)
VM 406 Post-Colonial Film 4 credits
Investigates the historical, socioeconomic, and ideological contexts of film production, distribution, and exhibition of post-colonial films that explore and challenge Hollywood and Western notions of identity, narrative, history, and oral traditions. Cinemas considered include those from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Fulfills the General Education Global Diversity requirement. Prerequisite: VM 200 and junior standing. (Semester varies)
VM 404 Black American Independent Cinema I 4 credits
Examines the depiction by and of African Americans in cinema through the 1950s. Special emphasis on the historical, cultural, political, social, and economic influences that have shaped and/or determined the cinematic depictions about and by African Americans. Students emerge from the class with a richly contextualized understanding of the representation of African Americans. Fulfills the General Education U.S. Diversity requirement. Prerequisite: VM 200 and junior standing. (Semester varies)
VM 405 Black American Independent Cinema II 4 credits
Examines the depiction by and of African Americans, beginning with “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, the concomitant impact of racial turbulence, and the emergence of a new African-American independent filmmaking tradition. Landmark films and filmmakers whose work explores and challenges Hollywood and Western notions of identity, narrative, history, and oral traditions will be presented, including works by women, the “L.A. Rebellion” filmmakers, and contemporary Hollywood productions about and/or by African Americans. Fulfills the General Education U.S. Diversity requirement. Prerequisite: VM 200 and junior standing. (Semester varies)
VM 457 Recording Industry as a Business (4 credits) – Explores the ways sound entertainment and information products are developed, produced, and marketed. Examines market analysis principles and legal requirements and structure, including licensing agreements, contracts, and copyright; along with the examination of revenue issues such as royalties, record sales, product endorsements; and cost-centered issues such as promotion, advertising, and touring. Prerequisites: VM 101 and VM 120 and junior standing. (Fall semester)
Writing, Literature, and Publishing
PB 380 Magazine Publishing Overview 4 credits
Students acquire an understanding of the magazine field from the perspective of writers and editors. Course looks at the similarities and differences between general interest magazines and more focused magazines, and how magazines compete with each other and with other media for audiences and revenues. Topics include how magazines carve out niches, the relationship between the business and editorial departments, and the editorial operations of magazines. The course also looks at the history of the magazine industry. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
PB 401 Advanced Seminar Workshop in Column Writing 4 credits
Magazine publishing course covering the process of researching, writing, and revising magazine columns with an understanding of the importance of audience. The course draws on both the published writing of seasoned columnists from a variety of genres as well as weekly columns written by students. Prerequisite: PB 307 or PB 380 or JR 460. May be substituted for one 400-level WR (writing) workshop.
**Course fulfills Emerson College Ethics and Values Perspectives requirement