DEPARTMENT:  Journalism and Mass Communication

 

COURSE NUMBER:  JMC 622                                  CREDIT HOURS:  3 hours

 

I.  TITLE:  JMC Study Abroad

 

II.  CATALOG DESCRIPTION:  Study of current trends and practices in mass media in foreign nations; specific content will vary.  Prerequisites:  Admission to graduate studies, consent of supervising instructor and department chair; and acceptance in a study abroad program approved by Murray State University. 

 

III.  PURPOSE:  To provide students in journalism and mass communications an opportunity to gain media-related experiences in study abroad programs.  This course will make it easier for students to earn JMC credit for study abroad media-related courses that do not exactly match existing JMC courses. 

 

IV.  COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Course objectives will vary.    

                                                                                               

V.  CONTENT OUTLINE:  Course outline will vary.

 

VI.  INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES:  Lectures, discussion, readings, handouts, journaling, reports, guest speakers.  Some of these will vary depending upon the country of study.

 

VII.  FIELD, CLINICAL, AND/OR LABORATORY EXPERIENCES:  Field trips to relevant media organizations, museum exhibits, plays, and cultural events in the country of study will be part of the class experience.

 

VIII.  RESOURCES:  Resources will vary depending upon the country of study and instructor.

 

IX.  GRADING PROCEDURES:  Grading procedures will vary depending upon the instructor, but may include exams, projects, and research papers. 

 

X.  ATTENDANCE POLICY:  Attendance at all class sessions and all field trips is required.  See the current Murray State University Graduate Bulletin for the official attendance policy.

 

XI.  ACADEMIC HONEST POLICY:  Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.  Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty on an assignment may result in a failing grade in the course as well as additional disciplinary action by Murray State University.  Students studying in this course overseas are required to abide by the official university policy as detailed in the current Murray Sate University Graduate Bulletin.

                                                                     

XII.  TEXT AND REFERENCE:  Text and references will vary.

 

XIII.  PREREQUISITES:  Prerequisites: Admission to graduate studies, consent of supervising instructor and department chair; and acceptance in a study abroad program approved by Murray State University.

 

 

XIV. STATEMENT OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, marital status, age, or disability in employment, admission, or the provision of services, educational programs and activities, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities.  For information regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, 270-762-3155.