J203 Writing for Media I

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Introduction to and grounding in Associated Press style and usage for newspaper writers. Introduction to and practice in writing leads for various types of media coverage. Introduction to and practice in formatting stories in media inverted pyramid style.

J205 Writing for Media II

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Introduction and practice in writing for various newspaper beats. Incorporates journalistic writing parameters and techniques to various coverage areas, such as crime, sports, entertainment and others. Includes basic points of libel law.

J215 Publishing Lab

3 credits  (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Publication Laboratory teaches basic journalism skills and technologies to students. Students participate in writing, designing and formatting the Southwester, the student newspaper for Southwestern. Students work together in a simulated newsroom setting to produce the paper approximately once every three weeks.

J280 Field Experience

1-5 credits (variable hours) This course offers career exploration and workplace experience within a widely defined number of supervised settings which provide professional experience in the field of Journalism. Prerequisite: WR122 with a “B” or better.