FIG #17: Investigating Journalism

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Cluster Description:
An introduction to Journalism, and to degree paths and opportunities in print and visual journalism at Western.


History 104
Mart Stewart
1:00-2:20 pm
Journalism 190
Maria McLeod
10:00-10:50 am
Seminar 101
Ron Judd
1:00-1:50 pm

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Course Descriptions for Investigating Journalism

  • History 104, Intro American Hist. Since 1865, (Mart Stewart) 5cr, HUM, CRN: 44117
    From the end of the civil war to the present.
  • Journalism 190, Introduction to Mass Media, (Maria McLeod) 5cr, SSC, CRN: 41921
    Introduction to basic issues and problems facing journalists and the public as recipients of mass media messages in national and international society; nature, theory and effects of communication; media systems, structure and support; world news flow; media controls; First Amendment rights; ethical considerations.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Ron Judd) 2cr, CRN: 41058
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. The Investigating Journalism seminar will delve into connections between journalism and historical research, and the role each plays in storytelling.

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