Undergraduate

The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy is dedicated to educating new generations of communication leaders. USC undergraduate programs taught by CCLP fellows and staff this fall of 2017 include:

Journalism

Journalism 200w: The Power and Responsibility of the Press

Taught by CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan, JOUR200w is the first Annenberg School class to fulfill a USC General Education requirement. JOUR200w explores the role of journalism and social media in society – its influence on government, technology, business, national security, sports, science and entertainment. The class meets from 10:00 AM to 11:20 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Journalism 201: Culture of Journalism: Past, Present, and Future

Co-taught by Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro and Professor Nomi Morris, Journalism 201 focuses on understanding key moments, debates and ideas that have shaped journalism in the United States from the Revolutionary War period through today. The class examines the social, cultural, political and technological aspects of journalism and its impact on the profession and public service. The class meets from 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM every Tuesday and Thursday.

Journalism 381: Entertainment, Business and Media in Today’s Society

Taught by Faculty Fellow Mary Murphy, Journalism 381 examines the symbiotic relationship of the entertainment business and the media, analyzes press coverage of the entertainment industry, and looks into Hollywood’s relationship with news media. The class meets from 6:30 PM to 9:50 PM every Monday night.

Journalism 431: Feature Writing

Taught by Faculty Fellow Richard Reeves, Journalism 431 teaches the art of narrative writing and techniques of writing newspaper feature stories, including the profile, the light feature, the news feature, the in-depth story. The class meets from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM every Monday afternoon.

Journalism 435: Writing Magazine Non-Fiction

Taught by Faculty Fellow Richard Reeves, Journalism 425 is a seminar in “how to” interview, research, write — and place — professional-quality articles for a full range of magazines/newspapers including women’s, sports, ethnic, local and national. The class meets from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM every Tuesday afternoon.

Journalism 460/Communications 464: Social Responsibility of the News Media

Taught by Faculty Fellow Phil Seib, Journalism 460/Communications 464 analyzes how news media act as instruments of constructive social change, discusses standards of ethics and aesthetics for journalists, looks into how news media interacts with cultural settings, and highlights the social responsibility of news media personnel. The class meets from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM every Thursday afternoon.

Communication

Communications 311: Rhetoric and the Public Sphere

Taught by Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan, Communications 311 investigates humanistic approaches to inquiry in communication, qualitative research techniques, core theories of message production, and reception in social, political, and mediated contexts. The class meets from 2:00 PM to 3:20 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Communications 312: The Business and Culture of Celebrity

Taught by Faculty Fellow Christopher Smith, Communications 312 employs the concept of “celebrity” as an optic through which to view and assess some of the key aspects of the communication revolution. The class meets from 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Communications 365: The Rhetoric of London

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, Communications 365 examines the modern city as a communicative text with London as the case study.

Communications 384:  Interpreting Popular Culture

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, Communications 384 investigates popular culture as an indicator of cultural values, a producer and reflection of cultural meaning, and a means of communication; theory and case studies. The class meets 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Communications 454: Media, Money, and Society

Taught by Faculty Fellow Christopher Holmes Smith, Communications 454 explores money as communication; social scientific analysis of money and financial markets; money and popular culture; the business press; representations of Wall Street in Hollywood cinema. The class meets 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Communications 489: Campaign Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, Communications 489 discusses problems in political communication: creating an informed electorate, use of mass media, factors in voter persuasion. The class welcomes guest experts in political analysis, opinion polling, communication evaluation.

Communication 494x: Research Practicum

Taught by Faculty Fellow Stacy Smith, Communication 494x is for students that want to gain research experience in the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of communication research. Students serve as research assistants to faculty members.

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Journalism 210: Contours of Change in Media and Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, ASCJ 210 provides an introduction to cultivating a curious, critical, and proactive approach to the challenges of social change. Students will be encouraged to develop an expansive and critical definition and understanding of change as it relates to the role of media and communication in producing and responding to political and cultural transformations that shape our status as citizens and our ideas of citizenship. The class meets from 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Business Administration

Business Administration 101: Freshman Leadership Seminar

Co-taught by Faculty Fellow Gerald Giaquinta, Professor James Ellis, and Professor Carl Voigt, BUAD 101 is a colloquium of leading researchers, authors, and administrators in the Marshall School of Business and other schools at USC. Industry leaders will also be invited to talk about leadership challenges.  Open by invitation only to freshman business and accounting majors. The class meets from 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM every Friday morning.