Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication

Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication

Augustana College - Rock Island, IL

  • BA

2012-13 MAX ARCHER, Instructor (Communication Studies) B.A., North Texas; M.A., Kansas State JAMES DYER, Visiting Instructor B.A., Minnesota, Morris; M.A., Iowa WENDY HILTON-MORROW, Associate Professor (Communication Studies) B.A., Augustana; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa STEPHEN KLIEN, Associate Professor (Communication Studies) B.A., Monmouth; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois W. DAVID SNOWBALL, Professor (Communication Studies) B.A., Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D. Massachusetts DOUG TSCHOPP, Instructor B.A., St. Ambrose, M.B.A., Iowa SHARON VARALLO, Professor, Chair (Communication Studies) B.A., William and Mary; M.A., North Carolina; Ph.D., Ohio State MAJOR IN MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION 30 credits, including one of 211, 212; 213; 225; 250; 251; 252; 301; 322; and either 451-452, 455-456 or 3 credits of 300+ hour approved professional internship. At least 2 of any combination of the following three courses: 220, 221, 225; these 1-credit courses may be repeated and taken for credit or non-credit. MINOR IN MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION 18 credits, including 213, 250, 251, 252 and 301; at least 3 credits of MJMC electives at the 300-400 level.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    32235

    per Year

  • Books & Supplies

    Books & Supplies

    1000

    per Year

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    29000

    per Year

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Curriculum

Courses (MJMC)

MJMC-199 Directed Study (1 Credits)

MJMC-211 Communication, Politics & Citizenship (3 Credits)
(PL) Communication, Politics and Citizenship addresses issues of communication as they impinge on citizens of a free society, with a focus on political discourse in the public sphere. Features communication strategies and argument patterns in political campaigns, public policy and the media. Also COMM 211.

MJMC-212 Advertising Influence (3 Credits)
(PS) Examines the history, strategies, techniques and effects of advertising on individuals and society. Particular emphasis on the critical analysis of advertising content and the impacts of advertising on cultural norms regarding consumerism, gender, and race. Also COMM 212.

MJMC-213 News Literacy (3 Credits)
(PH) Examines forces that shape news today and how the press has changed. Prepares students to critically evaluate news sources.

MJMC-220 Radio Journalism Practicum (1 Credits)
Practical work at one of the college radio stations. Students will have individual evaluation sessions. May be repeated up to 2 credits.

MJMC-220L Radio Journalism Practicum (0 Credits)
Practical work at one of the college radio stations.

MJMC-221 Newspaper Practicum (1-2 Credits)
Practical work on the Observer or other student publication. Students will have individual evaluation sessions. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

MJMC-221L Newspaper Practicum (0 Credits)

MJMC-225 Converged Student Media Practicum (0-1 Credits)
Focus on working in a multimedia journalism environment. Students contribute to both of Augustana's student-run media outlets, The Observer and WAUG. May be repeated for a total of up to three (3) credits.

MJMC-250 Multimedia Reporting I (3 Credits)
Introduces a toolkit of conceptual and practical skills in multimedia journalism. Students learn about reporting in contexts that cut across the traditional barriers of print, broadcast and online news.

MJMC-251 Multimedia Reporting II (3 Credits)
Multimedia Reporting II: Producing News With Web Design and Still Photography Introduces web design and production and still photography, focusing on journalism production concepts that transcend any single software system. Prerequisite: 250 or Permission of Instructor.

MJMC-252 Multimedia Reporting III (3 Credits)
Introduction to audio and video news content production, including training in recording equipment and editing software and continued honing of reporting and writing skills. (Prerequisite: MJMC 251 or Permission of Instructor).

MJMC-299 Directed Study (1 Credits)

MJMC-301 Law & Ethics for Multimedia Journalism (3 Credits)
Provides an overview of the ethical and legal issues affecting multimedia journalism.

MJMC-310 Topics in Journalism (1-3 Credits)
Opportunities to study with guest journalists and/or complete off-campus learning experiences related to multimedia journalism. Up to 3 credits may count toward major/minor.

MJMC-322 Comm Theory III (3 Credits)
(PS)Emphasizes how media and mass communication are theorized and researched by communication scholars. Also COMM 322.

MJMC-340 Propaganda (3 Credits)
(PP) Examines some of the most significant events of the past century and the public persuasion campaigns surrounding them, including propaganda campaigns and techniques from World War I through the current conflict between Islamic factions and the West. Also COMM 340.

MJMC-345 Cultural History of Broadcasting (3 Credits)
(PP) Addresses shifting relationships among broadcasting institutions, politics, culture, social organizations and technology. Considers the development of radio and television. Offered every other year, rotating with 350. Also COMM 345.

MJMC-350 Issues in Broadcasting (3 Credits)
Examines the role that broadcasting plays in society, applying legal and ethical perspectives to controversial issues surrounding media ownership and media content. Offered every other year, rotating with 345. Also COMM 350.

MJMC-360 Comm & Emerging Tech (3 Credits)
Focuses on a nuanced understanding of the effects - real and imagined - of emerging communication technologies on communication practices. Also COMM 360.

MJMC-389 Internship: Analysis (3 Credits)

MJMC-399 Directed Study (1 Credits)

MJMC-400 Independent Study (1 Credits)

MJMC-403 Public Relations (3 Credits)
Reviews current practices and emerging trends in public relations. Students will create a portfolio-quality public relations plan. Also COMM 403.

MJMC-411 Seminar in Media (3 Credits)

MJMC-451 SI: Traditional Research (3 Credits)
Senior Inquiry: Traditional Research Proposal. Students review scholarly literature, design and present a proposal for original communication research. Prerequisites: 322, permission of instructor.

MJMC-451 Senior Inquiry: Traditional Research (2 Credits)
Senior Inquiry: Traditional Research Proposal. Students review scholarly literature, design and present a proposal for original communication research. Prerequisites: 322, permission of instructor.

MJMC-452 Senior Inquiry: Traditional Research (1 Credits)
Senior Inquiry: Traditional Research Practicum, execution of the project designed in 451 and presentation of results. Prerequisites: 451

MJMC-455 Senior Inquiry: Converged Portfolio (1 Credits)
One of the senior inquiry options for majors. Over two terms, students create a converged multimedia journalism project for their professional portfolios.

MJMC-456 Senior Inquiry: Converged Portfolio (2 Credits)
Senior Inquiry: Converged Portfolio Continuation of converged multimedia journalism project for professional portfolios. Prerequisite: 455.

MJMC-458 Senior Inquiry: Professional Practicum (1 Credits)
Senior Inquiry: Professional Practicum. One of the senior inquiry options for majors. Students may complete SI requirement with competitive internships or other professional experiences. MJMC 458 is taken in the term prior to an approved 30+hour/week internship or other approved practicumand is designed to provide students with a vocabulary for discussing their knowledge, abilities and values, an introduction to vocational reflection, and an opportunity to research the background, culture, and structure of the organization they will be joining.

MJMC-499 Directed Study (1 Credits)

MJMC-INTR Multimedia Journalism Internship (0-9 Credits)
Departmental internships must be approved by the department. Analysis of the background, structure and policy issues in the sponsoring organization. Prerequisites: a declared major or minor in MJMC. Departmental internships must be approved by the department. See Internships in the catalog for other internship options.