JRN200 History of Journalism

Course Description

Provides insight into Western history through the lens of journalism theory and practice. For journalism majors and non-majors, this course makes key connections between world events and the role of a free press. Students interested in world history, governance, and political science will find particular value in exploring the connections between democracy and the media.

Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit understanding of the journalistandapos;s mission in writing.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the influence of journalism on major world events through written analysis.
  • Articulate the journalistandapos;s obligation to uphold the responsibilities and ethics of the field.