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 spring of 2017 include:

Journalism

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 12:20 PM every Thursday morning.

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 392/Communications 392: Media and Migration in Times of European Crisis

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, Journalism 392/Communications 392 investigates the implications of the perceptual process of mass media generated immigration discourse in Europe.

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 Wednesday afternoon.

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

Taught by Director Geoffrey Cowan, 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 Tuesday afternoon.

Journalism 498: Honors Seminar

Taught by Faculty Fellow Diane Winston, Journalism 498 involves the intensive study of a subject of contemporary relevance or of professional importance to journalists and public relations practitioners. The class meets from 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM every Tuesday morning.

Communication

Communications 311: Rhetoric and the Public Sphere

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, 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 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Communications 313: Communication and Mass Media

Taught by Faculty Fellow Stacy Smith, Communications 313 conducts surveys of mass communication research and discusses the history, content, effects, theories, and policy implications of various media. The class meets from 12:00 PM to 1:50 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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 366:  Designing Media and Communication Projects for Social Change

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, Communications 366 explores the theoretical and practical issues involved in designing effective media and communication projects for social change in international contexts.

Communications 391: The Marketing of an Ideal: Made in Italy

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, Communications 391 examines case studies on important Italian companies, ranging from the transportation to the luxury goods industries, from both an economical and business point of view.

Communications 427: Topics in Media Economics, Law and Policy

Taught by Faculty Fellow Christopher Holmes Smith, Communications 427 discusses selected current topics in the overlapping areas of media economics, law, and policy. The class meets from 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Communications 434: Italian Media: Popes, Politicians, and Popular Culture

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables, Communications 434 provides an overview of 2,000 years of Italian-style communications, from Julius Caesar to Machiavelli, Mussolini and the Mafia.

Communication 497x: Honors Thesis

Taught by Faculty Fellow Stacy Smith, Communication 497x is for students interested in writing of the honors thesis.

Public Relations

Public Relations 458: Public Relations in Politics and Political Campaigns

Taught by Faculty Fellow Daniel Schnur, Public Relations 458 applies public relations principles to the context of political campaigns, explores message development and delivery, and discusses the relationship between candidate, news media, and electorate. The class meets from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM every Tuesday afternoon.

Political Science

Political Science 325: State Politics

Taught by Faculty Fellow Daniel Schnur, Political Science 325 discusses American state politics from a comparative perspective. The class examines political processes, differing policy outcomes, and the impact of social change on system performance. The class meets from 2:00 PM to 4:50 PM every Thursday afternoon.

Business Administration

Business Administration 104: Learning about International Commerce

Faculty Fellow Gerald Giaquinta is one of a number of professors of Business Administration 104, which provides insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by business professionals operating in a global environment by focusing on international cultural norms. The class meets from 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM every Friday morning.

Business Administration 302: Communication Strategy in Business

Faculty Fellow Gerald Giaquinta is one of a number of professors of Business Administration 302, which discusses theory, practice, and techniques of business communication strategy essential to external and organizational communication. The class also explores group and interpersonal communication and development of skill in oral and written communication. The class meets from 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM every Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Also check out the USC undergraduate classes that will be taught by CCLP fellows and staff this upcoming fall:

Journalism

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 will meet from 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 will meet 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 will meet from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM every Tuesday afternoon.

Communication

Communications 311: Rhetoric and the Public Sphere

Taught by Faculty Fellow Thomas 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 will meet 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 Holmes 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 will meet 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Communications 454: Media, Money, and Society

Taught by Faculty Fellow Christopher Holmes Smith, Communications 454 investigates money as communication and conducts social scientific analysis of money and financial markets. The class discusses money and popular culture, the business press, and representations of Wall Street in Hollywood cinema.  The class will meet 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

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

Taught by Faculty Fellow Philip Seib, Communications 464/Journalism 460 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 will meet from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM every Thursday afternoon.