ERIC Number: ED411549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Fusing Classroom Theory and Practical Experience: Syllabus Construction in a Broadcast Journalism Experience.
Reppert, James E.
This paper contends that it is essential that broadcast journalism courses possess a roughly equal balance between hands-on radio, television, and electronic news gathering assignments and analytical term papers. The importance of students writing and analyzing mass communication issues and personalities cannot be overstated in a highly competitive job market. The paper contains all syllabi and production and writing assignments required of broadcast journalism majors at Southern Arkansas University. It is hoped these syllabi can serve as examples by which current and future broadcast journalism professors can update their respective syllabi for maximum instructional impact. Each course listed in the paper includes an academic course syllabus preface with grading criteria, assignments, prerequisites, and point total; a complete syllabus is also included for each course, with catalog description, textbook used, purpose/objective, topics to be emphasized, types of teaching strategies used, major student assignments, student assessment/evaluation, student readings, instructor's bibliography, and procedure. Courses listed are: Principles of Speech, Introduction to Mass Communication, Radio Production, Broadcast Performance, Television Production, Broadcast Practicum, Electronic News Gathering, Advanced Radio Production, Broadcast News Writing, Advanced Electronic News Gathering, Broadcast Sales and Management, Senior Research Project, and Broadcast Internship. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A