Undergraduate

  • CJN-101 Introduction to Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the discipline addressing social science, humanities and practical art approaches to the study of communication. Students investigate the broad themes and foundational concepts which unify the discipline in order to understand the diverse fields, functions and purposes of communication.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-103 Presentations Skills

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The development and delivery of oral presentations. Students acquire skills in oral and physical delivery, organization, persuasion, critical thinking, and use of support media.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-112 Journalism I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introductory news writing course designed to teach both the writing style used by journalists and basic techniques used for gathering and presenting information for general publication. The course emphasizes fundamental writing and reporting skills such as interviews, finding sources, and choosing essential facts. Students also introduced to feature news writing and are assigned to develop and write basic stories drawn from real-life situations.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-114 Great Works of Journalism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of important contributions to the literature of journalism through an analysis of major writers and news coverage of significant events from a journalistic perspective.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-152 Visual Aesthetics

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course provides an introduction to a humanities approach to a range of media, including but not limited to film and television. The course helps students develop visual literacies, enriching their understanding of multiple forms of media. The class also explores how media texts are constructed for specific cultural, entertainment, informative and propaganda purposes.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Vis. & Perform Thry & Hst

  • CJN-177 Professional Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the processes of professional communication, with emphasis on oral presentations, report writing, effective listening, and interpersonal communication in the business environment.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-H177 Honors Professional Communication

    Prerequisites:

    3.2GPA

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An honors-level introduction to the processes of professional communication, with emphasis on oral presentations, report writing, effective listening and interpersonal communication in the business environment.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Honors

  • CJN-210 Communication Research Statistics

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course develops an understanding of how statistics are used in the presentation of information and arguments in Communication and Journalism. Emphasizing a conceptual approach to learning statistics, the course focuses on data collection and summarization, correlation, regression, sampling, estimation, and tests of significance. Students perform basic statistical calculations using SPSS software.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Quantitative Reasoning

  • CJN-212 Journalism II

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 112

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Modern reporting techniques are examined and applied to writing full-length news and feature news stories, with an emphasis on investigative journalism. The course includes an introduction to and an analysis of alternative or new journalism," combined with the survey of journalistic styles and standards as they evolved in the U.S. and international press over the last century.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-214 Professional Writing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Provides students with the opportunity to develop their writing style for a professional audience. Memo writing, report writing, letter writing, and other common writing situations for business professionals are considered.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-215 Interpersonal Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analysis of communication behavior in individual and group environments. Topics include conflict, leadership, common communication difficulties, communication roles, and reflective thinking.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-216 Intercultural Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of communication variations and cultural viewpoints and their impact on cross-cultural communication. A special emphasis is placed on rituals and message patterns in non-Western cultures.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Diverse Perspectives

  • CJN-217 Gay and Lesbian Studies

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the portrayal of homosexuality in political, social, and cultural discourse. Analyzes the role of media and symbolic construction in the shaping of public values, opinions, and social movements.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Diverse Perspectives

  • CJN-L218 Photojournalism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the role of photography in the journalistic process. A discussion of photography as communication and a survey of the history of photography.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-219 Rhetoric of Protest and Reform

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the persuasive strategies of social reform movements with special emphasis on the civil rights', women's rights, and gay rights movements in the United States.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE,Diverse Perspectives

  • CJN-222 Leadership and Communication

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    This course explores different definitions, perspectives, and strategies of leadership, with the goals of developing a better understanding of the concept as well as the students' own styles of leadership. The course examines the components of leadership including power, credibility, motivation, styles, situations, and followership.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-225 World Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introductory course in film studies with a focus on foreign films. Movies studied include masterpieces of cinema from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and other nations (Films have subtitles).

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Diverse Perspectives

  • CJN-235 Argument and Advocacy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Modern applications of argument in political, social, and legal situations. Emphasis on development of arguments, analysis, use of evidence, and delivery of oral and written assignments.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-239 Media Law

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the legal rights, responsibilities, and constraints on the media and on media professionals. Focus on defamation, copyright, obscenity, broadcast regulation, and media-related tort law.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-245 Forensics

    Credits:

    1.00- 8.00

    Description:

    Intensive research on topics in debate and active participation in the University forensics program. ECR

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-247 Design Lab

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Computer applications for advertising and communication design. Using various graphical editing and design programs, students learn the theory and practice of design for layout, logos, and graphic elements in communication.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-253 Broadcast Journalism

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-112;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to newswriting, production, and performance techniques for radio and television. Students write, produce, and perform new packages as part of the course.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-255 Introduction to Media

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the role of media in contemporary society, focusing on media's influence on cultural, political, and ideological processes. An examination of the historical contexts within which newspapers, radio, television, and new media technologies develop, and how audiences interact with and influence the use of media.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-257 Advertising

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey course that introduces students to advertising concepts and practices from the perspective of agencies, clients, the media, and consumers. Students learn to think critically about advertising messages and learn practical techniques for developing effective advertising in various media.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-258 Sports Public Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The application of public relations strategies and techniques to college and professional sports.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-259 Sports Public Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The application of Public Relations strategies and techniques in college and professional sports.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-265 Small Group & Team Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analysis of the concepts and theories of communication in small groups and teams. Improvement of problem-solving, decision-making, analysis, and evaluation skills in the team environment. The study and practice of merging trends in team dialogue, team learning, team development, and leadership.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-270 Speaking Across Cultures

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Helps students learn to communicate with and speak to culturally diverse audiences. Audience analysis, organizational patterns, speech creation, research skills, and delivery skills are all critical to understanding when interacting with diverse audiences. Provides students with opportunities for oral presentations and interactions in different contexts.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-277 Public Relations I: Principles

    Prerequisites:

    This course is now being offered as CJN-2277

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The basic principle techniques and processes of public relations are examined. Issues, trends, opportunities, and problems faced by the practitioner and impacting the organization are analyzed.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-281 Asian Popular Culture

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students critically analyze Asian popular culture since the 1980s using a cultural ethnographic approach. Students apply the lenses of gender, identity, globalization, and business strategies to examine pop phenomena such as Korean Wave, Cool Japan, and Cantonese popular music.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-285 Media and Pop Culture I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the influence of media on contemporary society. Television, radio, film, and print formats are discussed in terms of their persuasive impact on mass culture in the U.S.. Focus is on the period 1950-1970.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-287 Media Criticism

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-255

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Critical examination of various mass media including film, television, radio, music, newspapers and magazines. Theories of media criticism discussed and applied to specific media or media products.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-288 Film Language: From Silents to Citizen Kane

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Film history from 1895 - 1940. An introduction to the language and technology of cinema as developed by pioneering filmmakers, and a basic discussion of aesthetics and criticism of film. Key films from the silent era through Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-291 Film Studies: the Modern Era

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Film history mostly from 1940 until 1970. Includes an emphasis on film aesthetics, criticism, and history from World War II through the end of the Hollywood studio system; from film noir to Italian Neo-Realism to the French New Wave.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-292 Film History: From Silent Cinema to the Modern Era

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introductory film studies course that covers the history of the film medium from its birth until the 1970s. It provides an introduction to major film theory concepts, such as genre and/or auteur studies, as well as key films and stars in movie history.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Vis. & Perform Thry & Hst

  • CJN-293 Hong Kong Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    By examining the film texts of Hong Kong auteurs such as John Woo, Wong Kar-wai, Tsui Hark, Andrew Lau, and Alan Mak, the course examines issues such as film genres, colonization/decolonization, transnational political economy, the Greater Chinese media market, and the diaspora.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Diverse Perspectives

  • CJN-297 New Media New Markets

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores current trends in advertising and public relations. Examines new media choices in cable, direct response and the Internet and their impact on these professions. Includes an analysis of new markets in Generation X, Generation Y, and in the international and ethnic communities.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-301 Documentary Film and the Image of Conflict in the Middle East

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course focus is on some of the divisions and conflicts within Israeli society. Students analyze and compare mainstream media discourse to alternative representations in documentary film. Analysis also covers media representation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Diverse Perspectives

  • CJN-313 Advanced Reporting

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-112 and CJN-212;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The principles and techniques of advanced news and investigative reporting are studied and applied. Students develop, organize, and write detailed news and news-feature stories based on original research. Each student is assigned a real-life news beat or news project to work on throughout the semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-315 Global & Cultural Scripts

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-216;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Understanding how people interact is critical to building relationships in personal and professional settings. The concept of scripts refers to ways of understanding and articulating cultural norms, values and behaviors. Scripts help us identify patterns of communication and creation of identity. This course will explore the concepts of scripts in a variety of contexts and situations including interpersonal communication and organizational communication.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-317 Copy Editing

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 112 or CJN 113

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of the fundamentals of copy editing, newspaper typography, and makeup.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-L318 Advanced Photojournalism

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-L218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of the field of photojournalism. Emphasis is on the development of photo essays and the visual impact of photography on print media.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-321 Research Methods in Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students learn the research traditions in communication grounded in the humanities and social sciences. They are exposed to an array of qualitative methods, with in-depth study of select methodologies. Students learn how to read scholarly articles, write in an academic style, and design a research project.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-325 World Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines films from cultures around the globe, including masterpieces of cinema from European, Asian, South American, and African nations. (Films are often subtitled.)

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-335 Persuasion

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analysis of persuasive techniques particularly those used by communicators in their attempt to gain public acceptance.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-340 Health Communication

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2277(formerly 277)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the important functions performed by human and mediated communication for health care consumers and providers. The course focus is on the use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions regarding health.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-343 Advanced Feature Writing

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-112 and CJN-212;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Emphasizes in-depth development of articles in the style of narrative journalism for magazines and other publications.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-347 Media Planning

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 257

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The planning and purchasing of advertising space and time. Examines media costs, budgets, and media strategy for different audiences and markets.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-353 Broadcast Journalism II

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2355(formerly CJN-355)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Advanced work in newswriting, production, and performance techniques for television. Students report, write, and produce news packages, with emphasis on increasing the depth, breadth, and frequency of reporting. Work also includes gathering, organizing, and evaluating the newsworthiness of information, evaluating the credibility of sources, writing the story, and producing broadcast quality work. Cannot be taken concurrently with CJN 483.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-354 Digital Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students study cinematography techniques and theory, putting them into practical application in various projects using video cameras, lighting, and composition to create images and scenes. Students produce work in multiple environments including stage and on-location shoots.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-355 Media Production

    Prerequisites:

    This course is now being offered as CJN-2355

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Practical exposure to methods of production and production equipment of the media. Students are introduced to basic theoretical concepts, such as three-point lighting and white balancing, and apply those to their productions. Students create a variety of non-fiction videos in teams and/or by themselves.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-356 TV Studio Production

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Provides students with a hands-on introduction to the process of planning, preparing, producing, and evaluating studio productions. Students are exposed to the elements and terminology of a multi-camera studio with live switching, audio mixing, and studio lighting. Students produce interviews, public service announcements, and a live variety/talk show.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-357 Post Production

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration into the activities that wrap up the creation of films and television programs. Students create and add motion-graphics and visual effects to edited programs, generating output for videotape, the web, and DVD platforms.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-358 Family Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Looks at different family structures using communication concepts and theories as a focus to glance at family life. Communication issues include the creation of meaning and identity through storytelling, rules and roles, conflict, power, intimacy, and challenges to the family unit. Examines both fictional and real families portrayed in television, movies, documentaries, as well as in fiction and non-fiction writing. Final projects include a paper and presentation about a family communication concept as applied to a family unit.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-359 Advertising Copy

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 257

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of basic advertising, with an emphasis on practical advertising and advertising campaigns.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-361 Television News Producing

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2355(formerly CJN-355)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students produce news segments, series, and/or specials leading to broadcast quality products. Emphasis is on the pacing, timing, and flow of newscasts, as well as pre-production, tease(script and on-camera) and the issues of an audience and professional ethics. Cannot be taken concurrently with CJN 483

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-363 Online Journalism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The development and implementation of news stories for web media. Emphasis is on the narrative form in the integration of writing, video, sound, and photography in producing news content for the web.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-365 American Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Trends in Hollywood and U.S. independent cinema from 1970 onwards, including maverick directors, Hollywood blockbusters, and, when possible, class visits by New England-based filmmakers.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-366 Great Film Directors

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An in-depth look at the films of one great film director, either American or foreign, demonstrating how the filmmaker develops his/her themes over the course of a career. Can be taken for credit more than once, but only counts once towards the major. A different director is studied each time.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • CJN-375 Organizational Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Historical development of the theory of organizations, examination of information flow, network analysis, communication overload and underload, corporate culture, superior-subordinate communications, organizational effectiveness, and change processes.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-377 Public Relations III: Writing

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-277; This course is now being offered as CJN-3377

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An applied course that focuses on Public Relations research methods, the development of persuasive messages, and the selection, development and editing of appropriate materials used to communication with an organization's stakeholders.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-378 Event Planning and Promotion

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2277(formerly CJN-277)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines how events are built, promoted, managed, and assessed, with an emphasis on conventions, trade shows, and nonprofit events. Issues analyzed include facilities planning and contracts, legal issues, volunteer management, budgeting, marketing, and planner/staff communication.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-381 Business of Media

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-255

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the market environment of the production and distribution of video and film. Topics include ownership and control, market structure and competition, audience measurement, and the impact of new technologies on media markets. Students work on a proposal to launch a media company.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-383 Online Advertising

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-257;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    All forms of online advertising are explored, including paid search, with a focus on building a brand online.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-385 Globalization of Media and Telecommunications

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A critique of the circulation of media goods and ideologies from both a cultural and political/economic perspective. Topics include global Hollywood, the images of Muslim women in transnational media, the information society, and global social movements.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE,Diverse Perspectives

  • CJN-387 Media and Film Criticism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examination of media including film, television, radio, music, newspapers, and magazines. Theories of media criticism are discussed and applied to specific media or media products. Students are introduced to criticisms such as genre, formalist, narrative, cultural, critical cultural, and feminist.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-389 Social Media

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are examined from a cultural and critical perspective. The use of social media for community formation, social presence, identity building, and social activism are considered. The roles of advertising, public relations, and branding are examined.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-390 Screenwriting

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students learn the basic principles of writing a short film for the screen by examining professional scripts and one-act films, and then creating, step-by-step, their own one-act screenplay so that it could be ready for production.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-400 Media Effects and Audiences

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: CJN-255

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the social influence of the media on U.S. society. Attention is given to the theoretical perspectives that inform media research. By the end of the semester, students will develop a critical understanding of the role and influence of the media in U.S. society.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • CJN-401 Networked Culture

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the influence of media convergence, digital technologies, and networked culture on the production, distribution, and consumption of media texts. Through theory, analysis and practice, students learn broad conceptual frameworks and develop models about the emergence and evolution of digital and mobile communication technologies that have shaped the contemporary media landscape. Case studies are drawn from media industries including journalism, advertising, public relations, film and television, music, video games, and the arts.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-403 Issues in Journalism

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-112

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Each time this course is offered it examines a different issue in Journalism, such as social justice journalism, electronic journalism, ethics, political journalism, or international journalism.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-405 Communication Theory

    Prerequisites:

    CJN Majors with Senior Standing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Interdisciplinary examination of the development of communication theories from the classical tradition to the modern perspectives of rhetoricians, scientists, psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, and others.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-415 Review Writing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analysis and critique of movies, theater, music, art, and food.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-421 Media Seminar

    Prerequisites:

    Take CJN-255;CJN Majors with Senior Standing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In an interactive and intensive seminar format, students examine special media topics through class discussion and engaging in original research. Topics may include: women, gender, and communication technologies; media and social movements; topics in cultural studies; media and democracy; media and community; and participatory media culture.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-437 Ad Campaigns

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 359, CJN 257

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Principles of advertising campaigns. Students design, plan, and produce a national advertising campaign for a client as members of a simulated agency team.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-440 Health Communication

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-277;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the important functions performed by human and mediated communication for health care consumers and providers. In particular, the course focuses on the use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions regarding health.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-441 Risk and Crisis Communication

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2277(formerly CJN-277)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Provides students with insight into effective risk and crisis management within organizations, including health organizations. Focuses on the application of theories, strategies, and tactics from a public relations perspective. Students understand how communication can prevent, cause, accelerate, and assist in recovery from a crisis.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-442 Boston Sports Media

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The history of Boston sports includes a rich media tradition that has been chronicled in various Boston sports media outlets. This course takes both an historic and contemporary approach to understanding and analyzing Boston sports media and their relationship to Boston college and professional sports.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-443 Advanced Reporting and Feature Writing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Principles and techniques of advanced news, features, and investigative reporting are studied and applied, with a focus on enterprise reporting. Students develop, organize and write detailed news and news-feature stories based on original research.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-444 Advanced Health Communication

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-340

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores theory and research in the development of persuasive health campaigns in many contexts including social marketing. Examines aspects of health campaigns including formative research, audience segmentation, key message tailoring, and communication tools.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-455 Advanced Media Production

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 355

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course focus is on specialized production techniques including advanced lighting, sound recording, cinematography and editing techniques. Students work in teams to create a variety of fiction productions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-457 Integrated Marketing Communication

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2277(formerly CJN-277)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the integration of advertising, promotion, public relations and marketing communication in the strategic communication process. By learning the fundamentals of interpersonal and persuasive communication, students have an opportunity to develop an effective communication plan for a brand that includes creative copy.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • CJN-458 Advanced Sports Public Relations

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-258

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Focuses on the theory and practice of effective sports public relations management including the development of sport, team, and league public relations campaigns. Also focuses on sports public relations in the context of stakeholder relations in sports.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-465 Film and Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of how cinema reflects, and reflects on, the values of the society in which it is produced. The course features films and filmmakers who emphasize political and social issues dealing with race, gender, sexuality, and other important concerns.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-466 Seminar in Media/Film

    Prerequisites:

    Senior standing required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Functions as a capstone media/film course and merges theoretical and practical knowledge from previous classes. Students revisit concepts and apply them to advanced courses and/or create their own advanced work.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-470 Rhetoric and Global Context

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-216

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Rhetoric is the strategic use of symbols to create meaning. Films, television, music, and new media communicate these meanings. Explores how rhetorical messages shape our personal and cultural identities. Topics include gender, social networking, food, politics, religion, and fashion.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-477 Public Relations IV: Campaigns

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-277 and CJN-377 and Senior Standing. This course is now being offered as CJN-4477

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines case studies and typical public relations problems experienced by profit and not-for-profit organizations. The course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the skills, techniques, and knowledge of public relations by creating a comprehensive campaign for an actual client. Fulfills ECR requirement.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-H477 Public Relations IV Honors: Campaigns

    Prerequisites:

    CJN 277 and CJN 377; Over 84 credits and by invitation only;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    HONORS SECTION. INVITATION ONLY! Examines case studies and typical public relations problems experienced by profit and not-for-profit organizations. The course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the skills, techniques, and knowledge of public relations by creating a comprehensive campaign for an actual client. Fulfills ECR requirement.

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Honors

  • CJN-479 Environmental Public Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines public issues involving the environment. Focuses on public relations strategies for government agencies, corporations, and other organizations concerned with the environment.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-480 Documentary Film Production

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students analyze contemporary documentaries and study documentary history and theory. Working in teams, students produce, write, direct, crew, and edit documentary shorts.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-481 Making the Short Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This advanced class works together as a crew to create of a short narrative film shot in HD video. Students learn the process of making professional-quality work, and each student is responsible for various crew positions during pre-production and the shooting of the film.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-482 Cultural Theory and Practice Cultural Theory & Practice

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-216

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In a world of globalization and multiculturalism, communication is critical to understanding. Explores theoretical approaches to communication and applies them to specific contexts. Emerging trends in global, ethical, legal, political and social communication issues are explored.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-483 Suffolk TV News

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-253 and CJN-2355(formerly CJN-355) and CJN-353 or CJN-361 or instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students write, direct, crew, edit, and serve as talent in producing the CJN Department's weekly news program aired on Boston Cable Access. Cannot be taken concurrently with CJN 361 or CJN 353.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-485 Rhetoric of Protest & Reform

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the persuasive strategies of social reform movements with an emphasis on the civil rights', women's rights, and gay rights movements in the United States.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE,Diverse Perspectives

  • CJN-488 Grant Writing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Hands-on course that explores the process of writing and submitting grants to foundations, associations, the government, and other grantors on behalf of nonprofit organizations. Students learn how to identify grant resources through research, compile an effective submission, and write supporting material such as cover letters and appendices. Also covers how grants are reviewed and tips for successful grant submissions.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-489 Political Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examination of special circumstances created by politics and their impact on attempts at persuasion. Case studies of famous politicians' political campaigns are combined with discussions of current trends in media and politics.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-490 Temple Street Project

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-253 and CJN-2355(formerly CJN-355)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students write, direct, crew, edit, and serve as talent in producing the CJN Department's magazine- format television program aired on Boston Cable Access.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-491 Special Topics in Communications and Journalism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores current issues in the field of communication.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-492 Special Topics in Public Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores current issues in public relations.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-493 Special Topics in Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores film theory, history, criticism, and genre.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-494 Special Topics in Advertising

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Current issues in the field of advertising. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-503 Experiential Learning in Communication

    Prerequisites:

    16 Hrs of CJN coursework or CJN advisor consent

    Credits:

    1.00-12.00

    Description:

    Internships and practicum in Communication and Journalism are available prior to the start of each semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-505 Communication and Journalism Practicum

    Prerequisites:

    12 hours of CJN coursework and CJN advisor consent

    Credits:

    1.00-12.00

    Description:

    Practicum and internship projects are available prior to the start of each semester. Prerequisites: Journalism majors with a minimum of 12 credits of coursework or permission of the Department Chairperson. 1-3 terms : 1-12 credits.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-506 Honors Seminar

    Prerequisites:

    Senior CJN majors with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and a major GPA of 3.4

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Senior CJN majors meeting requirements for Departmental Honors are invited to participate in this seminar, which entails research and presentation of an approved topic.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00-12.00

    Description:

    An independent study experience in Communication and Journalism is available prior to the start of each semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-2277 Public Relations I: Principles

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Effective public relations involve an understanding of the history, theory, and practice of public relations including public relations concepts, the role of the practitioner, and the foundations of public relations. This course seeks to provide that foundation as an introduction to the field of public relations. Issues surrounding the history, legality, process, and principles of public relations are explored.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-2355 Production I

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-152

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Building on skills acquired in CJN 2355, students use advanced equipment and production techniques to produce complex video projects, including fiction filmmaking. Projects cover various styles and genres, such as music video and film noir.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • CJN-3376 Public Relations II: Research

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2277 (Formerly CJN-277)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines how research aids the public relations practice. Students learn research methods that address public relations planning and problem-solving. Assignments provide students with hands-on practice using research for a PR project.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-3377 Public Relations III: Strategic Writing

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2277(formerly CJN-277);

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Focuses on writing principles for public relations including the formulation of clear PR objectives, determining the knowledge of the target audience, and the development of key messages. Students apply these principles to common PR formats, including news releases, pitch letters, biographies, speeches, emails, digital content, and social media posts.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-3455 Production II

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2355(formerly CJN-355)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Building on skills acquired in CJN 252, students will use advanced equipment and production techniques to produce complex video projects in a variety of styles and genres, such as music video and film noir.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-4455 Production III

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-3455(formerly CJN-455)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Builds on the theories and techniques developed in CJN 3455, focusing on the advanced concepts and skills needed to design and produce professional-level media content for digital distribution. Provides the opportunity to produce high-quality material for student media portfolios in various genres.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-4477 Public Relations IV: Campaigns

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2277(formerly CJN-277) and CJN-3377(formerly CJN-377) and Senior Standing.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines typical public relations problems experienced by profit and not-for-profit organizations. Provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the skills, techniques, and knowledge of public relations by creating a comprehensive campaign plan for a community client.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-H4477 Public Relations IV Honors: Campaigns

    Prerequisites:

    CJN-2277(formerly CJN-277) and CJN-377(formerly CJN-377) and CJN-3376 and by invitation only.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines typical public relations problems experienced by profit and not-for-profit organizations. Provides honors students with an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the skills, techniques, and knowledge of public relations by creating a comprehensive campaign plan for a community client.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Honors

Graduate

  • CJN-603 Issues in Journalism

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines different topics in Journalism, such as Social Justice Journalism, Electronic Journalism, Ethics, Political Journalism, and International Journalism.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-691 Special Topics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Current issues in communication.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-700 Introduction to Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces academic and professional analysis and writing in the field of communication.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-701 Applied Communication Research

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces a number of qualitative and quantitative research methods for both academic and professional communication research. Applies research methods to study communication problems.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-702 Marketing Communication Research

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the tools and techniques used to gain understanding of audiences for marketing communication messages. Covers the fundamentals of account planning, including strategic planning and research methods.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-704 Issues in Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines current theory, practice, and debates in the communication field. Issues can include: technology, privacy, social responsibility, and ethics,

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-705 Communication Theory

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An interdisciplinary examination of the development of communication theories from the classical tradition to the modern perspectives of rhetoricians, scientists, psychologists, sociologists, philosophers and others.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-730 Rhetorical Theory

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Course provides an extensive examination of theories of rhetoric, and the process and methods of doing rhetorical criticism, from classical Greek and Roman approaches to cutting-edge contemporary works.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-735 Persuasion Theory

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines a variety of theoretical approaches to the persuasion process. Traditional stimulus-response models, mechanistic/rules approaches and suasion/coercion explanations are explored to determine how persuasion functions in society.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-737 Intercultural Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the ways in which human communication alters depending upon cultural context, and includes extensive examination of cultural conflicts and interaction patterns.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-738 Gender Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Studies how gender theories impact the field of communication. Examines how gender is related to media and human communication.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-739 Interpersonal Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Exploration of of how individuals communicate in various dyadic interactions, including extensive examination of cultural conflicts and interaction patterns.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-740 Political Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines persuasive politics and political campaigns. Case studies of famous politicians and political speeches are combined with discussion of current political rhetorical trends.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-741 Media Studies

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Analyzes the impact of media on human communication, human interaction, and contemporary society. Examines television, radio, film, and online streaming media.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-750 Organizational Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the theory of organizations, information flow, network analysis, communication over- and under-load, decision-making, organizational effectiveness and change processes. Theoretical basis provided for the examination of case studies in organizational communication, including communication audits in organizational settings.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-751 Health Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines issues, theories and cases in health communication. Analyzes communication efforts within health care institutions and campaigns for health care consumers designed to produce changes in public health.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-763 Leadership

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the theories and communication styles of leadership. Uses media, case studies, rhetorical analysis and social science research, as well as activity-based learning to explore leadership and followership.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-769 Introduction to Marketing Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines various components of Marketing Communication including marketing strategy, advertising concepts and public relations campaigns.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-770 Seminar in Advertising

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines theories of advertising, including market segmentation, media selection, message creation, advertising evaluation and criticism. Students produce brand reports, create ads and justify their campaigns.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-771 Web Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Learn HTML, CSS, Java Scripts and Widgets for the construction, design and posting of web sites. We explore the use of websites, mobile sites and other online applications for advertising, public relations, SEO, and marketing.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-772 Social Media

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines social media techniques, measurement and strategy. Discusses the latest trends in how business, media, news, and politics use social media for relationship development, brand building and engagement.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CJN-775 Crisis Campaign Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the process of management of campaigns to deal with crisis situations in organizations, including creative, budgetary, research, and audience needs.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-777 Public Relations

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines theories, case studies and campaigns in public relations. Areas of concentration include research development, design and implementation; agenda setting; professional writing; presentational skills/ techniques and crisis management. Practical application of theoretical concepts is stressed.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJN-778 Event Planning

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines how conferences are built, promoted, managed, and assessed, with particular emphasis on non-profit conventions, trade shows, and volunteer organizations. Specific issues analyzed include facilities planning and contracts, legal issues, volunteer management, budgeting, marketing, and planner/staff communication.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-779 Integrated Marketing Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the integration of advertising, promotion, public relations, marketing communications and internal communication. Analyzes the impact IMC has on corporate image, objectives and brands, and the interrelations of employees, customers, stakeholders and different publics.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJN-785 Video Production for Advertising

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides an introduction to the field of commercial advertising. Students develop and pitch ideas and learn all stages of video preproduction, production and postproduction to create commercials.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJN-903 Graduate Internship

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Internship in various communication industries.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJN-910 Independent Study

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    Directed study allows students to pursue an in-depth research project in an area of their interest, directed by a qualified graduate faculty member.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring