JOUR 304: Media Writing (3)

This course will emphasize journalistic writing and the role it plays in coherent and engaging stories. It will build on JOUR 300 and JOUR 302, helping students sharpen their writing and interviewing skills for the Web, for print and for broadcast; and sharpen their judgment in choosing information, sources and story forms. Passage of the School's grammar and usage test or concurrent enrollment in JOUR 002 is required before enrolling in this course. Prerequisite: JOUR 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher and ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 or ENGL 105 and one course numbered ENGL 203 - ENGL 211 or equivalent for students who started at KU prior to Fall 2012. For students who started at KU in Fall 2012 or after, prerequisites are: JOUR 101, and JOUR 300 each completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher and ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 or ENGL 105 and one course numbered ENGL 203 - ENGL 211 or equivalent. A 2.5 English GPA when all are completed at KU; when any English courses are transferred, a 3.0 English GPA or 2.5 plus an English ACT score of 25. Not open to seniors. Must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or above to enroll in courses for which it is a prerequisite and may be retaken once. Students must be admitted to the School of Journalism or in an approved concentration in order to enroll in JOUR 304. LEC
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