Courses

Why Study Journalism?
Click on the reporter at left to get the answer

 

Fall 2020 Courses

  • JO 150 History and Principles of Journalism
  • JO 412 Journalism Internship 
  • JO 700 Graduate Symposium in Journalism
  • JO 737 Journalism Internship

The JO 150 and JO 700  courses will be taught in-person and remotely through Boston University’s Learn From Anywhere plan. Watch this space for more details.  Click here for the JO 150 syllabus and click here for the  JO 700 syllabus. I also supervise the department’s internship program. Click here for the JO 412 syllabus and click here for the  JO 737 syllabus. Scroll down for internship  paperwork and for the link to enroll. 

Please note: The Syllabus Addendum (link below) leads you to several university policies. Consider this a part of every syllabus.

More Stuff About Internships

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.

Syllabus Addendum

The link below takes you to Boston University’s policies with regard to Title IX, sexual misconduct, equal opportunity, disability and access services, student athletics, recording of classes and the university’s code of conduct.

This should be considered part of the syllabus for every course I teach. Click here to access this information.

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.

Syllabus Archive

Here are old 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 HI 280 History of Rock and Roll
  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 150 History and 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