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Journalism (Woods College) Courses (ADJO) Woods College of Advancing Studies


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
ADJO 2230 Of Human Interest: Writing Stories That Matter Summer 3
Course Description

To be a nonfiction writer is to be granted a license to explore the world and to describe it in a way that helps readers see that world more clearly. The goal of this course is to expand your powers of self-expression, whether you're writing a movie review, a personality profile, a trend piece, a speech, or a personal essay. We will learn how to use narrative techniques to add power to your writing and tap into your inner storyteller. By the end of the course, you will possess the craft skills and the vocabulary to write stories that matter.


Instructor(s): Don Aucoin

Prerequisites: None

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ADJO 2240 Broadcast Writing Summer 3
Course Description

This course introduces the student to a broad sampling of broadcast writing styles. Areas of focus include news, public service and non-profit announcements, commercial advertising, educational programming and writing for specialized audiences. Students will learn the art of interviewing and how to extrapolate the most crucial information from lengthy cases including court proceedings and documents. This style of storytelling is used across many communication industry platforms and is imperative for internal and external communication professionals. To tell stories in a clear, concise, conversational and creative manner with extreme precision of facts is the aim of this course.


Schedule: Periodically

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ADJO 2290 Investigative Journalism Fall 4
Course Description

Whether your interest lies in the human interest story, breaking news, the expose or in honing your critical thinking and writing skills, this course offers the practical skills necessary for mastering journalistic form, drawing on credible sources, reporting the facts and sharpening your inquiry and interpretive skills. This course introduces the public documents on which investigative reporters depend and the various locales, City Hall, State House, courthouses, where such records reside. Students learn how to access, read, and interpret records which inform decision making.


Instructor(s): Stephen Kurkijian

Prerequisites: None

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ADJO 3349 Politics and the Media Summer 3
Course Description

An analysis of mass media's impact on the workings of the Amnerican system. The media's interaction and influence on political institutions, on the presidential selection process, on national and international events, on office holders, politicians, heads of state and the treatment of economic upheaval and violence are analyzed. Considers the media's role in the coverage of war, especially in a terrorist world.


Instructor(s): Marie Natoli

Prerequisites: None

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