Fall 2019 Course Descriptions

ENG 258 - Basic News Writing Learn what is newsworthy, discuss and debate current events, be introduced to social media. Students write news, sports, crime and feature stories and hear guest lecturers. Covering an Atlanta Hawks NBA game is a course highlight.
Prerequisite: C or above in 101-102, or 103, or professor’s permission.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 2:25-3:40 p.m.
Location: Leadership 244 – Ron Thomas 
         
ENG 368 - Advanced News Writing: How to Thrive as a Multimedia Journalist Students will learn the ins and outs of online writing and publishing, how to write for online publications and how to brand themselves in the ever-changing world of journalism. The class will run its own online publication and students will send pitches to actual publications with the hopes of getting clips they can use to get jobs in the real world of journalism.
Prerequisite: C or above in ENG 258, or professor’s permission.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 12-1:15 p.m.
Location: Brawley Hall 007. – David Dennis           
 
ENG 378 - Sports Reporting Students specialize in the craft of sports writing, discuss coverage of hot topics in sports, report on live events, learn about short-term and long-term effects of injuries, create articles about black sports pioneers, and interview sports figures and reporters.
Prerequisite: C or above in ENG 258, or professor’s permission.
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays; 4-5:15 p.m.
Location: Leadership 244 – Ron Thomas   
       
ENG 388 - New Media Technology Students use multiple platforms that include photo, video and audio to create and publish stories in new media formats. Students use Adobe software products to edit and produce content for a digital media landscape.
Prerequisite: C or above in ENG 258, or professor’s permission.
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 10-10:50 a.m. or Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 1-1:50 p.m.
Location: Brawley Hall 007 – Mikki Harris
 
Thanks to generous donations from Charles Barkley and Journalism & Sports Program co-founder Spike Lee, students have been able to participate in multiple challenging experiences that greatly improve students’ journalism skill set. That includes trips to Cuba, Ghana, and conferences in recent years. 
 

For more information, contact Director Ron Thomas at 470-639-0359 or Program Coordinator Devin Emory at 470-639-0550. Their office is at 103R Brawley Hall.