CAA votes on switching history class to journalism department

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor

Rob Le Cates

The Council of Academic Affair met on Thursday to discuss multiple revisions and approval of multiple courses.

The History of American Journalism is a new course for the journalism department and was previously taught in the history department. The course examines the people and events that have shaped and influenced journalism in the United States. The approved for this was unanimous.

 The revision of CMG 1000, Introduction to Construction Management was approved. The course is an overview of the construction industry. Students will be presented with career opportunity in the construction industry, including construction site visits and engagement with industry professionals.

Another revision for a construction management course was acted upon but was tabled due to mistakes in the revision form.

The revision of Construction Project Management Capstone, CMG 4243 was discussed. The course emphasizes the design-build process and involves students working together to gain work experience.

The proposed revision to the pre-law studies minor was discussed. Additional classes from other departments were added to both the required and elective courses.

The Council voted unanimously to approve the revisions.

The revised course proposal for sports media relations course, JOU 2850 was unanimously approved.

The Principle of Advertising, JOU 3501, was unanimously approved for revisions. The course covers different functions and styles of advertising. Topics include how advertising relates to society, racial, social, ethical and regulator contexts.

Revisions with Perspective on Sports and the Media, JOU 3953, was unanimously approved upon. The course examines how sports and the media impact each other and focuses on different media platforms such as TV, digital, and radio.

A feature writing class, JOU 3102, was unanimously approved for revisions. The class will allow students to learn and write stories about human interest, news and trends for print and digital news outlets.


Cam’ron Hardy can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].