DEPARTMENT: Journalism and Mass Communications
COURSE NUMBER: JMC 515 CREDIT HOURS: 3
I. TITLE: History of
II. COURSE DESCRIPTION: History
of journalism and broadcasting with emphasis on the role of newspapers, radio,
television and other communications media in the
III. PURPOSE: Upon completing this course, the student will have a
broad understanding of the history of the mass media in the
IV. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will learn:
chronological development of the mass media in the
B. The narrative history of several individual media institutions, such as prominent newspaper and magazine publishers and television networks
C. The contributions of women, minorities, and immigrant populations to the development of American mass media
D. How to write a historical research paper.
V. CONTENT OUTLINE: Current semester schedule is attached.
VI. INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Lecture, discussion, readings, class presentations
VII. FIELD, CLINICAL, AND/OR LABORATORY EXPERIENCES: VIII. RESOURCES: Individual research paper/project for both undergraduate and graduate students
IX. GRADUATE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: Students taking JMC 515 for graduate credit must do an in-class presentation based on their research project, to be evaluated as part of the grade for that item.
X. GRADING PROCEDURES: Two examinations, each counting 30 percent of the final grade; an historical research paper/project, counting 40 percent of the final grade. The grading scale used in this class will be 90-100=A; 80-89=B; 70-79=C; 60-69=D; 59 and below=E.
XI. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance and punctuality are required. As you would be expected to be punctual and present on a professional job, you are expected to attend all classes and labs. A legitimate reason for being absent, such as illness or a University related trip, should be brought to the instructor's attention by notifying the instructor of an absence ahead of time, just as you would notify a professional employer. Work missed because of an excused absence may be made up, but work missed because of an unexcused absence may not be made up. Thus, unexcused absences will negatively affect a student's final grade. SEE THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY-APPROVED ATTENDANCE POLICY IN THE CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE BULLETINS.
XII. ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY: Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty on an assignment in the class or cheating on any assignment or exam can result in a falling grade for the course. For the official university policy, see "Academic Honesty" in the current Murray State University Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins.
XIII. TEXT AND
REFERENCES: Writing History: A Guide for Students, 3rd ed., William
Kelleher Storey , ISBN 978 0195337556
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson, ISBN 978 1400080670
The Powers That Be, David Halberstam, ISBN 978 0252069413
XIV. PREREQUISITES: Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
X. STATEMENT OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: