To the Class of 2021,
Welcome to the Department of Journalism & Creative Media here at the University of Alabama. We have always been committed to instilling strong values and ethics into each of our young communicators.
However, given recent events and the political climate, the faculty has felt the need to update the curriculum. Below is an updated listing of core courses that better reflects the current industry standards and the skills needed to succeed in 2018 and beyond.
101: Liberal or Left-Leaning? The Truth About Your New Roommate
105: The Fake News Media and the Decline of Society
107: All You Ever Need to Know is Probably Already on Twitter Somewhere
110: Arguments for Argument’s Sake, and Argument’s Sake Only
Additional Workshops: Yelling Loudly for Television, Yelling Loudly for the Web
202A: Introduction to Reporting OR
202B: Introduction to Broadcast Television
NOTE: Sevens and below are not eligible for Introduction to Broadcast Television.
209: Embracing Your Inner Deplorable and Outer Bias
210: Reporting on Ethics and Diversity: Who Needs It?
211A: Techniques for Tastefully Apologizing for Nazis OR
211B:Techniques for Tastefully Apologizing for the KKK
305: Intermediate Grandstanding, Showboating and General Boorishness
307: Critical Adjectives and When to Apply Them
2018 Guest Speaker: Little George Stephenopoulos
308A:The Benefits of Lying on Television OR
308B: The Benefits of Being Blonde on Television
NOTE: Nines and below are not eligible for The Benefits of Being Blonde on Television
315A: Media Law: Defending Yourself from Sexual Harassment Lawsuits OR
315B: Reporting and Reporting On Sexual Harassment Allegations: Don’t Do It
415: Media Law: Covering Up Your Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
417: Blame, Accuracy, Accountability and Other Things That Shouldn’t Concern You
421: Advanced Deflection, Whinging and Backpedaling
NOTE: Advanced Deflection, Whinging and Backpedaling is most helpful for fives and below, but we feel that this material will benefit our student body as a whole.
424: What’s a White House Communications Director Do, Anyway?