Course Descriptions:

REQUIRED COURSES
ART 112 | Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credit hours)
This course provides exposure to graphic design history, concepts, and processes.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & Its Application
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

JOUR 100 | Introduction to Mass Communications (3 credit hours)
This course presents the nature, function, and responsibilities of communications agencies, including newspapers, radio and television, film, and advertising; the services that the mass media perform for society.
Components: Lecture

JOUR 234 | Beginning Journalism (3 credit hours)
The fundamental principles of gathering and writing news: practice in reporting campus news; and work on the Peru State Times, the college newspaper. This course fulfills General Education requirements for English 201, Advanced Composition.
Components: Lecture
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ENG 101 or ACT/SAT

JOUR 235 | Newspaper Editing (3 credit hours)
This is an intensive course in journalistic desk work that includes copy preparation, headline writing, page layout; extensive work on the Peru State Times desk. Credit not to exceed a total of six (6) hours.
Components: Lecture
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: JOUR 234

JOUR 401 | Journalism Practicum (1 credit hours)
Practicum students will be involved in the production of the college newspaper and/or college yearbook. Credit not to exceed one (1) credit hour each semester. May be repeated for up to six (6) hours credit.
Components: Lecture
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: JOUR 234

GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE
Select one (1) course from the following

ART 203 | 2-D Design Foundation (3 credit hours)
This computer-based course is a study of two-dimensional design and color theory.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Technology & Its Application
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 320 | Web Design (3 credit hours)
This course explores web site development with an emphasis on aesthetics and understanding audience. Students build structure, interactivity, and styling through code. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. This course may be repeated for a total of nine (9) hours.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & Its Application Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ART 112

BUSINESS COURSE
Select one (1) course from the following

BUS 201 | Organizational Communications (3 credit hours)
Students study communication foundations, the writing process, and communicating through letters, memoranda, and e-mail messages. The culminating activity permits students to understand the report process and research methods, manage data and use graphics, and organize and prepare reports and proposals for the design and delivery of business presentations.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – EffectiveCommunication

BUS 328 | Principles of Marketing (3 credit hours)
Students learn the buying, selling, transporting, and storing functions involved in marketing, with an introduction to retailing, wholesaling, and marketing management.
Components: Lecture

CMIS 410 |Web Page Development and Programming (3 credit hours)
This course facilitates the development of skills in designing complex web sites. Current issues and design trends are considered as well as the fundamentals of web servers and browsers, and HTML and XHTML. Client side and server side programming and database connectivity over a web-based connection are explored. Web security and evaluation procedures for websites are covered.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & ItsApplication