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JMP 2435 - Multimedia Writing and Production

Description: Students receive instruction and produce work designed to meet the requirements for a variety of media and audiences. Online writing, public relations writing, broadcast writing, scriptwriting, technical writing, interactive media writing, and writing for mobile & social media audiences are among the areas covered.


JMP 3310 - International Technical Communications

Description: This course introduces students to the requirements of international technical communications. It defines the characteristics of an international requirement of technical communicators and provides students with opportunities to practice necessary skills.


JMP 3570 - Covering the Environment

Description: Students in this course analyze corporate and public environmental issues in the West and how they are covered. Students employ ethical paradigms in comparing and contrasting environmental issues and their coverage. Ultimately students compose journalism projects that detail the impact of environmental policy on end users.


JMP 3590 - Streaming Media Technologies

Description: This course explores the history of streaming media and prepares students for the preproduction and production processes, current technologies, and streaming media deployment.  Students develop a website, which incorporates streaming media technology.


JMP 3740 - Public Relations Research, Planning and Management

Description: Students in this course build on the fundamentals of Public Relations. They are introduced to and use PR research tools, including web-based software platforms, general business research methods and qualitative interview and focus group methods. They practice drawing insights from research results and applying those insights to the PR planning process. They learn to connect PR goals and objectives to basic research.


JMP 390A - Action Video 

Description: This advanced hands-on production course covers technical and aesthetic aspects of using video cameras and apparatus specifically designed to capture, create, and publish action-oriented media, including monoscopic and stereoscopic immersive video. Specific techniques for shooting time-lapse, night vision, macro, point-of-view, multi-camera, and aerial video photography will be covered. Synchronous double-system audio and advanced aspects of post-production for both traditional and immersive action video content will be studied and practiced. There will be an off-campus field experience and efficacy research component to this course as well.

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