Advanced reporting, special forms of journalistic writing, photojournalism, writing to deadlines. Students will be required to write and shoot photographs for student newspaper. Introduction to basics of newspaper layout. Prerequisites: COMM 2313, PHOT 1023. 3 hours.
"C" I is an introduction to programming techniques and covers basic programming with functions. Character processing, data types, arrays and storage classes are included with an introduction to pointers. This is a foundation course for computer science majors and an introduction for general programming techniques. 3 hours
"C” II is a continuation of "C” I and covers pointers in greater detail. Both linear and multidimensional arrays are introduced and then correlated to pointer access. Strings will be presented and pointer association with these and recursive techniques. File access will be complemented with software tools and an introduction to C++ and Object Oriented Programming. Prerequisite: CSCI 2143. 3 hours
General problem solving techniques and design of the COBOL language. Formulation and solution of
representative business problems (such as payroll and inventory) using business-oriented language (COBOL). Prerequisites: IDS 2003 or CSCI 1143, and Math 0123. 3 hours
Practicum in advanced reporting, editing, layout, photography, advertising, and business management, print production, circulation. Practicum prepares student for role as newspaper editor. Prerequisites: COMM 2313, COMM 2323, and PHOT 1023. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours with change in duties. 3 hours.
Study of evolution of public relations as a profession and basic theories about public opinion, public relations research and writing, developing and maintaining effective relationships with various publics, types of public relations communication, ethical and legal issues, and crisis management. Emphasis on applying theory to practice. Assignments typically include creation of public relations materials for major class project, analysis of case studies, and paper on legal/ethical issues. Prerequisite: COMM 2313 or permission of instructor. 3 hours.