218 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
program, students will complete a planned program of observation, study,
and work in selected organizations with information management and
systems offices. Student will have an opportunity to apply and articulate
what they have learned in the classroom. Prerequisites: IMS major, senior
standing and approval of instructor. Pass/fail credit.
INFO U499. Senior Seminar in Information Management and Systems
(3) Integration of knowledge in information management and systems. Students
will study and evaluate current innovations in technology and current
applications of these systems. Case studies involving information systems
technology will be used. Students will research and present new trends in
technology. Students will experience an intensive and practice exercise in
scholarship production. Class discussion will foster effective and creative
implementation of research strategies, writing abilities, documentation
procedures, portfolio development, and presentational skills. Prerequisite:
Senior standing or consent of instructor.
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (INTL)
INTL U399. International Studies Abroad (1-15) Course placeholder for
students studying abroad. Will be replaced by actual credit when transcript
JOUR U201. Survey of Mass Communications (3) Survey of the principles,
philosophies, policies and practices of the mass media with an overview
of the print media, the broadcast media, and advertising/public relations.
Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U302. Journalism's Role in History (3) Analyzes the role of mass
media from the colonization of America to the present. The interrelationships
between journalism and American social, cultural, economic and political
issues are explored. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U303. Law and Ethics of the Mass Media (3) South Carolina and
federal law relating to mass communications, the Internet, and the ethics of
the journalistic profession. Prerequisite: JOUR U201 or consent of instructor.
JOUR U304. Writing for the Media (3) Writing for print, broadcasting,
public relations, the Internet, both news and non-news. Using word processors,
students prepare exercise and copy both in class and out of class on set
deadlines. Prerequisite: ENGL U101.
JOUR U305. Mass Communication Theory (3) The role of communication
models such as the social learning theory, agenda setting, and cultivation
theory in explaining the processes and effects of mass communications.
Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U310. Mass Media and Society (3) How mass media function and
influence today’s world. The interaction of mass media and contemporary culture
is explored through an analysis of media examples. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U315. International Media (3) Exploration of different media systems
around the world and the political, cultural, economic and technological issues
surrounding global mass communication. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U328. Fundamentals of Public Relations (3) Inquiry into the role,
influence and practice of planned and responsive communication between
organizations and their multiple publics. Through exploring the foundations
and evolving application of public relations, publicity and informational
materials for varied purposes and audiences are produced using traditional
and emerging industry tools. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U330. TV Studio Production (3) A combination of lectures and labs
in a professional television setting. Fundamental skills in basic lighting, use
of the audio board, directing, camera work, scene blocking, switching, and
production sequences are practiced from the planning stage through postproduction.
Students produce short examples of contemporary television
genres. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U333. News and Feature Writing (3) Practices in journalism and
news media. The processes and skills needed to prepare news and feature
copy against set deadlines are explored and applied. Prerequisite: JOUR U201.
JOUR U334. Writing for Broadcasting (3) Writing commercials, news
stories, interview programs, documentaries for radio, television and film.
Using word processors, students prepare copy in class against deadlines.
Prerequisite: JOUR U201.
JOUR U335. Video Editing (3) Acquire skills in gathering and assembling
electronic video and audio clips using non-linear editing system. Prerequisite:
JOUR U348. Illness, Culture and the Media (3) Critical exploration of
how media represent the experience, causes and social effects of illness in
the United States and in selected contexts throughout the world. Particular
attention is paid to the ways that stigma is attached to people with specific
health problems via print and electronic media portrayals and to the ways in
which media can be used to combat public ignorance, fear and misperceptions
of illness. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U349. Health Messages and the Media (3) The construction of
media messages designed to influence audience perceptions, attitudes, and
behaviors in matters of personal and public health. Goals are to critically
examine existing media health messages in medical industries, news, and
popular culture and to learn professional techniques for researching and
creating original messages and campaigns. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U350. Social and Emerging Media (3) Practical and theoretical
overview of the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on newswriting and reporting.
Topics include: creating and integrating new media tools such as blogs; wikis;
social bookmarking; mapping and satellite tools; podcasts; screencasts; and
social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter into their multimedia
news reports. Prerequisite: ENGL U102 or consent of instructor.
JOUR U398. Special Topics in Journalism (3) A specific area or media
field is explored relating to the professional responsibilities of the journalism
student looking toward the career marketplace. Prerequisite: JOUR U201.
JOUR U428. Public Relations Campaigns (3) Exploration and application
of the fundamental skills and processes needed for successful