Why Study Journalism?
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Spring 2024

This spring, I’m teaching two courses. Links to the outlines are below. 

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

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. 


The bibliographies below serve these courses: JO 150 History and Principles of Journalism,  JO 502 Writing About Popular Music, JO 542 Literary 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.