Courses

Why Study Journalism?
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Summer 2020

HI 280
History of Rock’n’Roll

This course will be offered remotely during the Summer I Session, May 20-July 1. We will have Zoom meetings during our class meeting times, 9:30 am – noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These will also be available as recordings for those who cannot be present during class time. Login through Blackboard.

Download your syllabus:

  • Click here  for the HI 280 History of Rock’n’Roll  syllabus

JO 502 Bob Dylan’s America

This course will be offered remotely during the Summer II Session, July 6-August 14. We will have Zoom meetings during our class meeting times, 9:30 am – noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These will also be available as recordings for those who cannot be present during class time. Login through Blackboard.

Download your syllabus:
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JO 412 Journalism Internship
JO 737 Journalism Internship

  • Click here for the JO 412 syllabus
  • Click here for the  JO 737 syllabus

Most students who do summer internships take the course credit in the fall semester. Click here to enroll in the journalism internship course.

Once are enrolled, read the appropriate syllabus (links above). Understand the procedures, then use these forms (below):

The job description is filed when the internship begins. Use the Weekly Report template to create brief accounts of activities on the internships The evaluation is done at the conclusion of the internship. Please note that the evaluation is filled out by the internship supervisor. All documents sent to wmckeen@bu.edu.

For all classes:  Syllabus Addendum

Bibliographies

The bibliographies below serve these courses: JO 150 History and Principles of Journalism,  JO 542 The Literature of Journalism, JO 700 Graduate Symposium in Journalism and HI 280 The History of Rock’n’Roll.

Click on the links for a listing of key works in each area.

Journalism Bibliography
Rock’n’Roll Bibliography

Syllabus Archive

Here are recent course outlines for the classes I teach, just to give you an idea of what we will do if you see one of these listed in an upcoming semester. These will always be altered, but these old outlines give you a general idea of what’s going on.

  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 150 History & Principles of Journalism
  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 502 American Media Culture
  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 542 The Literature of Journalism
  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 700 Graduate Symposium in Journalism