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CommJour Course Descriptions

CJ 100 Introduction to Forensics
1 cr. • F • AC; Not for GE
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1 | Lab/Studio Hours: 1
• May be taken once for credit and in combination with 200 for total of four credits.
Basic preparation for participation in intercollegiate forensics. Exposure to the fundamentals of competitive forensics events: public address, limited prep, interpretation of literature. Required minimum travel to one intercollegiate tournament. Designed for limited competition.

CJ 105 Communication in Contemporary Society
3 crs. • F, Sp • GE-IA
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Introduction to the development and relationship of interpersonal and mass communication. Survey of interpersonal, group, intercultural, organizational, and mass communication. Analysis of current and emerging communication technologies and media issues in a changing world.

CJ 111 Gender, Race, Class, and Communication: The Social
Construction of Identity
3 crs. • V • CD1; GE-IA
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
• Credit may not be earned in both CJ 111 and WMNS 111.
Students investigate ways in which perceptions of, and experiences with, gender, race, and class are communicatively constructed. Focus on communication theories and methods and how gender, race, and class influence personal, group, and organizational communication.

CJ 184 Multimedia Communication
3 crs. • F, Sp • Special Course Fee Required
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
The course will introduce students to the various media, key concepts and practices used to deliver mediated messages, including print, photo, audio,video and web technologies.

CJ 201 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
3 crs. • F, Sp • GE-IA
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Emphasizes knowledge of the factors and processes affecting communication in relatively unstructured face- to-face contexts, and the development of communication skill in those contexts. Topics include relationships, conflict, self-concept, and self-presentation.

CJ 202 Fundamentals of Speech
3 crs. • F, Wi, Sp, Su • CD1; GE-IA • No credit if taken after CJ 204.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
• No credit toward CJ major or minor.
Fundamentals of effective public speaking from both speaker and listener perspectives. Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of student speeches.Special attention given to topics related to cultural diversity.

CJ 205 Listening
3 crs. • F, Sp • GE-IA • P:
Completion of the University Writing Requirement.
Minimum sophomore standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Analysis of the nature, process, barriers to, and improvement of listening skills. Frequent testing and measuring of students' listening skills will occur. Listener and message variables as related to comprehension are discussed.

CJ 206 Human Communication Theory

3 crs. • F • Not for GE
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Theoretical genres for the study, analysis, and practice of effective communication. General theories of human communication, contextual theories of interpersonal, group, organizational, public, and mass communication.

CJ 207 Introduction to Rhetoric and Society
3 crs. • Sp • GE-IA
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
A survey of the role of persuasive messages in society, with attention to classical foundations and a focus on tools for thinking critically about contemporary communication.

CJ 222 Beginning Journalism
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: Completion of the University Writing Requirement.
Grades of C or above in CJ 105 and CJ 184. Minimum sophomore standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
• Credit may not be earned in both CJ 222 and CJ 235.
Introduction to news writing, reporting and editing across media platforms. Emphasis on the foundational principles, practices and purpose of journalism. Accuracy, verification, deadlines, information-gathering, news judgment, balanced and independent reporting are stressed. Selected news coverage of community required.

CJ 241 Audio and Video Production Process
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE; Special Course Fee Required • P: Completion of the University Writing Requirement.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
Strategies for communicating messages and ideas via the radio and television media; introduction to basic radio and television production equipment,techniques, and vocabulary.

CJ 250 Introduction to Organizational Communication
3 crs. • F, Sp • GE-IA
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Communication theories, concepts, skills, and insights required of organizational newcomers are emphasized.

CJ 265 Fundamentals of Advertising
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Current theories on advertising's influence on consumer behavior and society. Advertising's scope, function, and structure in the mass media.

CJ 270 Introduction to Public Relations
3 crs. • F, Sp • GE-IA • P: Grade of C or above in CJ 105. Completion of the University Writing Requirement.
No credit if taken after JOUR 351.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Introduction to public relations as strategic communications. Topics include history, contemporary practice, multiple media, strategic communications, ethics, the law, and the functions of public relations in society.

CJ 273 The Literature of Fact
3 crs. • Not for GE
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
• Credit may not be earned in both CJ 273 and ENGL 273.

Survey of nonfiction works (reportage, autobiography, travel, and nature writing) which combines factual reporting with literary techniques to reveal American society.

CJ 280 Visual Communication
3 crs. • F, Sp • GE-IA
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
A survey of visual messages in a variety of media. Emphasis on evaluating the internal qualities of visual communication--shape, type, color--and external qualities such as history and culture.

CJ 284 Introduction to Photography
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE; Special Course Fee Required • P: Not available for
juniors or seniors.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
• Audit by permission of instructor only.
A beginning course in working with camera capture and output using current software and hardware digital technologies. Color theory and historical perspective included. The course will emphasize producing a portfolio of photojournalistic work.

CJ 300 Research Methods
3 crs. • F, Sp • P: Completion of 45 credits; grades of C or above in CJ 105 and one of the following: CJ 206, 222, 250, 265, 270. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Limited to communication and mass communication majors and minors.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 1
Study of research methods, quantitative and qualitative measurement techniques, and data analysis methods common to the fields of communication and mass communication. Emphasis on basic information-gathering and research skills needed to design, conduct and critically consume research.

CJ 301/501 Intercultural Communication
3 crs. • F, Sp • CD2; GE-IA • P: Grade of C or above in CJ 201 or 202.
Minimum sophomore standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Develops an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the complexity of communicating across different cultures. Analysis and application of appropriate principles and theories.

CJ 303 Research Methods for Journalists
3 crs. • F, Sp • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 105, CJ 184, CJ 222. Limited to Journalism majors and minors. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.5.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 1
Study of research methods for critically analyzing, gathering, calculating, and displaying data (quantitative and qualitative) for informative and interesting news stories.

CJ 307/507 Small Group Communication
3 crs. • F, Sp • GE-IA • P: Minimum sophomore standing. Minimum resident
and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Theories, concepts, and skills to improve small group communication. Includes principles of group dynamics, decision-making, problem-solving, interpersonal conflict, leadership, and team-building.

CJ 310/510 Communication Analysis
3 crs. • F • P: CJ 207. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Minimum sophomore standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
A study of the methods for analysis of messages and their application to examples of contemporary communication.

CJ 311 Mass Media History
3 crs. • Not for GE • P: Minimum sophomore standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Highlights the origins, growth, and evolution of America's mass media from their early Western European background to the diversity of the modern day.

CJ 312 Communication and Gender
3 crs. • Sp even years • P: CJ 201. Minimum sophomore standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Study and analysis of how gender is affected by and affects communication behavior. Special attention is given to theories of gender development and how communication affects the social construction of gender.

CJ 314 Mass Media and Popular Culture
3 crs. • GE-IA • P: CJ 105
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Popular culture is the result of human communicative activity, primarily via the mass media. This course is an examination of the relationships between mass media, popular culture, and society.

CJ 315/515 Freedom of Expression
3 crs. • GE-IA
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
A study of the origins and evolution of the ideas behind the American concept of free speech and press.

CJ 317 Diversity and Communication: Organizational and Media Contexts
3 crs. • GE-IA • P: Minimum sophomore standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
• Credit may not be earned in both CJ 317 and WMNS 317.
Reading, writing, and discussion about how gender, race, class, sexual orientation, dis)ability, and psychographics intersect in organizational and media contexts. Emphasizes collaborative learning, research, and activism to analyze perceptions, language choices, and behaviors surrounding diversity.

CJ 319 International Communication
3 crs. • GE-IA
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
The structure and content of mass communication around the world. Problems in the flow of information both within and among nations.

CJ 321 Intermediate Journalism
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: CJ 303 or concurrent enrollment; grades of C or above in CJ 105, 184, and 222. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Limited to journalism majors and minors.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
Study and practice of news reporting, writing and editing. Special attention given to producing important and interesting stories for peer audiences of print, broadcast and multimedia digital news.

CJ 350/550 Human Resource Development
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 300 and CJ 307, or grades of C or above in BSAD 280 and MGMT 340. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Introduction to the human resource development field, emphasizing training and development. HRD needs assessment; design, delivery, and evaluation of programs for employee development.

CJ 351/551 Strategic Event Planning
3 crs. • F • SL-Half; Field Trip(s) Required • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 250
or CJ 265 or CJ 270. Minimum junior standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Theory and practice of using events to advance impressions of organizations. Focus on the role of effective communication in assessing needs, and designing, delivering and evaluating events. Students will plan and execute an event.

CJ 355/555 Advanced Organizational Communication: Strategic
Message Design

3 crs. • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 202 and CJ 250. Minimum
junior standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.5.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Analysis and design of messages for use in a variety of organizational contexts. Emphasis on key role of messages in organizations, analysis of organizational needs, and creation of messages to address them.

CJ 357/557 Professional Communication
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: Grade of C or above in CJ 202. Minimum
resident and total GPA of 2.50. Minimum junior standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Theories, skills, and strategies needed to become an effective communicator in business and professional settings. Special attention given to developing ethical and mindful interviewing and professional speaking skills and strategies.

CJ 361 Advertising Account Planning
3 crs. • Sp • P: Grade of C or above in CJ 265 or consent of instructor. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Provides the crucial bridge between consumer research and creative execution. Tools and skills used by the account planner will be explored in detail, culminating with the Creative Brief. The final-project portfolio will demonstrate students' knowledge.

CJ 362 Advertising Media Planning
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 105, CJ 265, and CJ
300. Limited to communication, journalism, and mass communication majors
and minors. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Understanding the basic principles, objectives, and research data by which media plans are devised and strategically implemented.

CJ 365 Advertising Writing, Design and Portfolio Development
4 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 105, CJ 265, and CJ 300. Limited to communication, journalism, and mass communication majors and minors. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
Principles and practice of advertising message development using writing and design skills. Emphasis on portfolio development, strategic planning, concept formation, and idea presentation.

CJ 370 Magazine Editing and Design

3 crs. • Not for GE • P: Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Minimum junior standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Study of editorial, business, and administrative procedures for general and special interest magazines. Production of prospectus and an original on-line magazine.

CJ 373 Writing for Public Relations
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 222, CJ 270, and
CJ 300.
Completion of the University Writing Requirement.Minimum sophomore standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Limited to communication, journalism, and mass communication majors and minors.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
Instruction and practice designed to develop the professional writing skills expected of public relations practitioners, emphasizing the different approaches
required for different audiences and media. Topics include print writing, broadcast writing, and internet/social media writing.

CJ 374 Public Relations Campaign Planning
3 crs. • Sp • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 270 and CJ 300.
Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Planning process for designing and evaluating communication campaigns. Topics include issues management, research techniques, research design, the campaign process, program evaluation, and formative/evaluative monitoring.

CJ 380 Visual Communication Graphics
3 crs. • Not for GE; Special Course Fee Required • P: Grade of C or above in CJ 280 or consent of instructor.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Advanced study of graphic details that set an expert communicator's work apart from others' work. Course activities emphasize problem-solving to meet the unique needs of individual visual projects.

CJ 384 Advanced Photocommunication
3 crs. • Sp • Not for GE; Special Course Fee Required • P: Grade of B or above in CJ 284 or ART 281; have own 35 mm camera. Minimum sophomore standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
• Audit by permission of instructor only.
Fundementals of lighting in a controlled studio environment with an emphasis on portraiture photography and product shots for advertising.

CJ 397 Student Academic Apprenticeship
1-3 crs. • Not for GE • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits • P: Twelve or more credits in CJ, with grade of B or above in the course in which the student will be apprenticed. Minimum junior standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.80. • Department Consent Required
Qualified students, selected and supervised by faculty members, facilitate teaching and learning in a specific course or courses.

CJ 399 Independent Study - Juniors
1-3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • May be repeated • P: Minimum junior standing.
• Department Consent Required

CJ 405 Communication and Conflict
3 crs. • Sp • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 201 and CJ 206; CJ 300 or concurrent enrollment. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Analysis of the nature and development of conflict from a communication perspective. Focus on how researchers conceive of conflict theories, types
and causes of conflict, and skills for effective conflict management from confrontation through reconciliation.

CJ 406/606 Persuasion
3 crs. • F • GE-IA • P: Grade of C or above in CJ 202. Minimum resident and
total GPA of 2.50. Minimum junior standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Theoretical perspectives for the study, analysis, and design of persuasive communication. Emphasis on ethical, logical, and psychological bases of
persuasion.

CJ 407/607 Leadership Communication
3 crs. • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 300 and CJ 307, or grades of C or above in MGMT 340 and MATH 245 or 246. Minimum junior standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Theories, concepts, and skills for effective leadership communication. Focuses on leader traits, behaviors, influence, values, and ethics; on follower characteristics and needs; on situational variables; and on the influence of gender and diversity on leadership dynamics.

CJ 409 Communication Seminar
3 crs. • Sp • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 206, 300, 301, 307, 310, 406. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Minimum senior standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Study and analysis of the roles of interpersonal, small group, and public communication in historical and contemporary American society, including issues of gender and diversity.

CJ 412 Mass Media Ethics
3 crs. • F, Sp • GE-IA • P: Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Minimum
junior standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Study of ethical theories and their application to mass media ethical problems.

CJ 414/614 Mass Media Law
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: Grade of C or above in CJ 300. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
American law as applied to mass communication constitutional guarantees, libel, privacy, access to information, fair trial vs. free press, source protection, contempt of court, obscenity, copyright, regulation of advertising, broadcasting, and media as a business.

CJ 425 Advanced Visual Journalism
3 crs. • F • Special Course Fee Required • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 105, CJ184, CJ 222, CJ 300, and CJ 321. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
• Students must have access to a 35mm DSLR camera.

An advanced course that explores effective visual journalism for a variety of publications, including newspaper, magazine and web.

CJ 426 Advanced Broadcast TV News

3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE; Special Course Fee Required • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 184, 303, 321. Limited to journalism majors and minors. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 1
Advanced instruction in television news. Includes reporting, writing, shooting TV news stories as well as production of weekly television newscasts.

CJ 427 Advanced Reporting and Editing
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE; SL-Full • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 303 and CJ 321. Limited to journalism majors and minors. Minimum sophomore standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
Study and use of advanced reporting and editing techniques required to produce news across media platforms with an emphasis on managing news online.

CJ 429 Digital Newsroom
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE; CP • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 184, CJ 222, CJ 303, and CJ 321. Grades of C- or above in CJ 425 or CJ 426 or CJ 427. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CJ 412 and CJ 414. Limited to journalism majors and minors. Minimum senior standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 2
• Optional field trips. Capstone course for journalism major.
Course assesses student's mastery of the journalism major. Students manage the department's digital newsroom, produce and edit journalism across media platforms.

CJ 450/650 Human Resource Development Seminar
3 crs. • Sp • Not for GE; SL-Half • P: Grade of C or above in CJ 350. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Minimum junior standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Advanced study of human resource development: emerging issues in HRD; performance management and coaching; management development; organization development and change; HRD in a culturally-diverse environment.

CJ 452/652 Health Communication
3 crs. • F • P: CJ 250 and CJ 300, or consent of instructor. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Study and use of communication stratgies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.

CJ 459 Communication Research Seminar
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE; SL-Optional; CP • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 300; and CJ 312 and CJ 405, or CJ 310 and CJ 406, or CJ 355; at least 24 credits in CJ courses. Limited to Organizational Communication and Communication Studies majors. Minimum senior standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
• Capstone course for organizational communication and communication studies majors.
Discussion of current research issues in interpersonal, group, intercultural, organizational, and public communication. Students will conduct empirical research projects culminating in both written and oral reports.

CJ 460 Advertising Account Management
2 crs. • F, Sp • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 265, CJ 300, CJ 362, and CJ 365. Limited to advertising majors and minors. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
This course is a detailed study of the account management function and its role in the modern advertising agency. Entry-level skills are taught as well as Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) planning. The final-project portfolios test and demonstrate students' knowledge and skills.

CJ 464 Advertising in Contemporary Society
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 265, CJ 300, CJ 362, and CJ 365. Minimum senior standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Limited to Mass Communication Advertising emphasis majors and minors.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Course examines advertising's impact on society, focusing on advertising and social, legal, economic, ethical, diversity, and global issues.

CJ 466 Advertising Campaigns
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE; CP • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 265, CJ 300, CJ 362, and CJ 365; CJ 460 or concurrent enrollment. Limited to Mass
Communication Advertising Emphasis majors. Minimum senior standing.
Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0

• Capstone course for Mass Communication Advertising Emphasis majors.
Preparation of multimedia advertising campaigns, bringing together all aspects of the marketing communications campaign process. Especially valuable for students planning a career in advertising and marketing communications.

CJ 470 PR Crisis Communication Campaigns
3 crs. • Not for GE • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 270 or CJ 300. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Minimum junior standing.
Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
Theory and analysis of the use of public relations campaigns to address crisis situations. Emphasis on the use of public relations campaigns to shape public opinion during crisis.

CJ 479 Public Relations Management
3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE; SL-Full; CP • P: Grades of C or above in CJ 373 and CJ 374. Limited to Mass Communication-Public Relations emphasis. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.
Practicum Hours: 3 | Lab/Studio Hours: 0
• Capstone experience for public relations emphasis.
Principles of public relations management and their application to a community based case and issue. Emphasis on campaign planning, message analysis, use of media to deliver a campaign, and creation of campaign tactics. Practicum.

CJ 490 Seminar
1-3 crs. • Not for GE • May be repeated • P: Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50. Minimum junior standing.
• See current Class Schedule for topic, prerequisites, and restrictions.
Topic and content to be determined by Communication and Journalism faculty based upon student interest and need.

CJ 491 Special Topics
1-3 crs. • Not for GE • May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits
• See current Class Schedule for topic, prerequisites, and restrictions.
Topic and content to be determined by Communication and Journalism faculty based upon student interest and need.

CJ 495/695 Directed Studies
1-3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits • P: Minimum junior standing. • Department Consent Required
Study of special topics structured to fit the needs, interests, and goals of the students.

CJ 497 Advanced Student Academic Apprenticeship
1-3 crs. • Not for GE • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits • P: 24 credits and 3.00 GPA in CJ courses; B or above in C J 397 and in the course in which the student will be apprenticed. Minimum senior standing. Minimum resident and total GPA of 3.00. • Department Consent Required
• No more than three credits of CJ 397 and CJ 497 can be counted toward the major.
Qualified students, selected and supervised by faculty members, facilitate teaching and learning in a specific course or courses.

CJ 498 Internship
1-3 crs. • F, Sp, Su • Not for GE; SL-Full; IN • May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits • P: Grades of C or above in qualifying courses within a
Communication, Journalism, or Mass Communication sequence; prior approval of adviser, internship coordinator, and department chair. Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.75. Minimum junior standing. • Department Consent Required
Application of classroom knowledge and skills in supervised professional activities relevant to the student's area of emphasis or mass media
sequence, at an internship site approved in advance by the Department of Communication and Journalism.

CJ 499 Independent Study - Seniors
1-3 crs. • F, Sp • Not for GE • May be repeated • P: Minimum senior standing.
• Department Consent Required

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