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JOUR 452 GBJ - Great Books of Journalism

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Books written by journalists have had great impact on U.S. public policy and understanding, covering such topics as corporate power, political corruption, rural poverty, the atomic bombing of Japan, Watergate, and a soldiers-eye view of war. From hard-edged investigations to nonfiction literature, the readings broaden and deepen understanding of the power and purpose of journalism beyond breaking news and celebrities. Readings from eight groundbreaking books, assessment of social and professional impact, ethical issues, reporting and writing approaches, and extensive class discussion. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

Special Instructions:

Eight essays, no tests. Open to JOUR graduate students. Please note: This section will have synchronous (live) sessions.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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