Spring 2019 special courses overview: A guide to next semester’s offerings

Spring 2019 special courses overview: A guide to next semester’s offerings

Faculty at the Reynolds School put together special upper division courses to consider for the 2019 spring semester. Several new and exciting special topics courses are making their debut this spring, such as cybersecurity, media production and media economics.

Learn more about what’s offered below:

Reynolds Media Lab Practicum, JOUR 416.1001

Taught by Nico Colombant and Amber Walsh

Do you want to develop a portfolio for freelancing? Have a passion project you’d like to create under the supervision of a faculty member? Then a practicum might be just the choice for you. It’s a class designed for independent work for specific clients and/or to build your professional portfolio.

News Studio: Noticiero Móvil, JOUR 460.1001

Taught by Vanessa Vancour

Interested in learning to work with the Spanish speaking community in Reno? Would you like to report for the school’s own bilingual news service? This spring the work will focus on health and women’s issues in the Latino community. You do not have to be fluent in Spanish to take this class – English and Spanish speakers welcome.

Special Topics: Media Economics, JOUR 490A.1001

Taught by Ben Birkinbine

Did you know that approximately 85 percent of all entertainment media is owned by only five companies? In this course, you’ll examine the structure of media industries and the economic logic that shapes the production, distribution and consumption of media texts.

Special Topics: Surveillance and Cybersecurity, JOUR 490A.1002

Taught by Gi Woong Yun and staff of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Are you curious about how public and private entities gather information on your physical travel and online habits? Would you like to understand what it takes to maintain privacy and secure communication? The course is being developed in consultation with the Electronic Frontier Foundation which will help lead a student investigative project.

Special Topics: Advanced Media Production, JOUR 490B.1001

Taught by Ezequiel Korin

Learn how to conceive, develop, produce and deploy a professional quality web series for a local sports client, the Reno Aces. Students will be acquiring and applying professional work habits and standards as they produce a compelling strategic narrative targeting Latinx audiences.

Special Topics: Advanced Photojournalism, JOUR 490B.1002

Taught by David Calvert

Do you want to learn skills essential to getting work published as a freelance photographer? Then consider taking Advanced Photojournalism. Students will also learn how to create images editors want, how to build a professional portfolio while focusing on long-term documentary photo stories. This course is for students with intermediate to advanced technical understanding of exposure theory and composition.

For more information or to register for any of these courses, visit my.nevada.unr.edu

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