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Special Topics Courses - JOUR 499

So, one of the JOUR 499 - Special Topics courses has caught your eye?  Great!  We’re excited to offer them to our students!! However, it is important to know we are implementing a new registration procedure for enrolling in several Special Topics courses.

If the Special Topics course you are interested in has a prerequisite course (see list below), you will need to complete an online form before you will be allowed to register for the course.  In Self Service Carolina, while attempting to register for one of these courses, you need to click on the blue CRN number to access the online form.

The SJMC Student Services staff will check this information daily during registration week.  If you meet the course prerequisites, we will send you an email letting you know that you have been approved to register.  You will then have ONLY 24 HOURS to register for the course.  If you fail to register during this time, we will move on to any remaining students until the course is full.  Please understand that NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

The Special Topics courses with prerequisites for Spring 2018 are:

  • Social Media and Big Data – restricted to juniors and seniors only
  • Social Media: Objective, Strategies, and Tactics – JOUR 201 and JOUR 291
  • Power Producing – JOUR 361, or JOUR 346 or 347
  • Internal Communications – JOUR 201
  • Data Journalism - JOUR 291
  • Documentary Storytelling  - JOUR 361 OR JOUR 346 AND 347

Please note:  Just completing the online form does not register you for the course.  You must receive a permission email from the Office of Student Services. 

As always, if you have a question, please do not hesitate to stop by the SJMC Student Services Office.  We are here to help.