Topics in journalism and mass communications. Individual topics and prerequisites to be announced.
This is the creation of a junior-level topics course that is concordant with our senior (JOUR 499) and senior/graduate (JOUR 599) courses that already exist. Topics courses are integral to our need to react to a fast-changing media world; however, the curriculum committee insists that all JOUR X99 syllabi be constructed with rigor, the expected goal being that eventually the course will be brought up for permanent number designation. The committee has had several instances of courses submitted at the JOUR 499 level that would be more properly at a lower level, but such an option did not exist. After noting that similar institutions have lower-level topics courses, and with the encouragement of our then-director Dr. Andrea Tanner, the committee considered and approved creation of JOUR 399 - Topics. The entire faculty then unanimously approved the proposal.
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Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We have approved the proposal and are moving it forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair803firstname.lastname@example.orgFaculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Course will appear in the 1920 Undergraduate Bulletin.