Spanish-Language Journalism and Multimedia Course Description2019-01-16T16:07:40+00:00

First Semester

MMC 6108 Theories of Mass Communication & Writing (3 credits)

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(Course offered only in the Fall)

This course examines writing theories and processes and explores media responsibility to society including communication principles and techniques found in contemporary communication theories.

JOU 6185 Reporting Social & Ethnic Issues (3 credits)

(Course offered only in the Fall)

This course is an introduction to basic elements of journalistic storytelling with special emphasis in how to broaden the understanding on social and ethnic issues.

RTV 6309 Visual Storytelling and Production (3 credits)

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(Course offered only in the Spring)

The course is designed to teach students the reporting, pre-production and production skills required in multimedia journalism.

MMC 5440 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

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(Course offered only in the Fall)

An advanced course in the acquisition and use of secondary data, including media data, as well as the design, execution and utilization of research studies. Students will conduct an original proprietary study.

Second Semester

JOU 6118 Investigative Reporting Techniques (3 credits)

(Course offered only in the Spring)

The emphasis in this class is on the digital media and the possibilities of combining basic news reporting and writing skills with new electronic resources and tools available to journalists.

MMC 6257 Media Management and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Description: Introduction to the basic functions of media management with an emphasis on television and new media in a global marketplace; provides an understanding of business models and decision-making processes..

RTV 6603 Visual Storytelling and Production II (3 credits)

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This course is a continuation of the course RTV 6309 Visual Storytelling and Production. Students will learn broadcast and webcast techniques, professional shooting, video editing, newscast and segment production.

MMC 6736 Social Media for Communicators (3 credits)

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A course aimed to provide the students the tools and strategies needed to find and distribute news on social media, to engage the community in the discussion, to find story ideas, sources and track trends, to attribute information and to verify it, and to help them leverage social media’s attributes to build and develop their own brand.

Third Semester

MMC 6213 Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 credits)

(Course offered only in the Summer)

This course familiarizes students with professional ethics and standards in journalism and examines the regulatory environment in which communications takes place.

MMC 6950 Mass Communication Professional Project (3 credits)

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(Course offered only in the Fall/Spring/Summer)

This course is designed to demonstrate student’s excellence in an area of communication studies.

Professional Project Final Approval/Grade Form

+TWO ELECTIVES (5000 / 6000 level)

(The student could take any graduate journalism-related course approved by the Masters Program Coordinator).

TOTAL: 36 CREDITS

Graduation Requirements:

  • Finish the Final Project
  • Graduate GPA 3.0 or Higher
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all courses required for the degree. No more than two ‘C’ grades will be allowed.