Journalism (JOU)

Journalism Courses

JOU 7005. Beginner's Guide to Getting Published. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This comprehensive course will help you guide your work directly into the hands of an editor and onto the shelves of your favorite stores. Taught by a successful journalist and author, this course will walk you through every step of the publishing process. Have all of your questions answered about important legal issues, including copyright, agents and the use of pseudonyms.

JOU 7006. Publish and Sell Your E-Books. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Learn how to use free tools to turn your manuscript into a professionally published e-book ready for distribution. Or, if you don't consider yourself a techie, this course will give you the information you need to select the right publishing services to help you as you convert your manuscript so you're ready to sell it as an e-book. Discover the tricks of the trade used by traditional publishers to make sure their books are in the best position to be found by readers.

JOU 7007. Writing for Children. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Join author and writing mentor Steve Alcorn and discover what you need to know to write for children. If you're a beginning writer, this course will help you transform your book idea into a finished product that could potentially land in the hands of an editor or agent. And if you're already a successful writer, this course will help you explore new opportunities and markets for your work.

JOU 7010. Research Methods for Writers. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Attention all writers! Learn how to efficiently and effectively conduct research for any writing project: fiction, nonfiction, business . . . even term papers and dissertations. Modern research techniques are boundless. The trick is to know where to look and what to look for. This six-week online course teaches the best methods for mounting a search on any subject.

JOU 7012. Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

One of the great things about nonfiction book writing is that you're 10 times more likely to get published than you'd be if you wrote fiction. Whether you dream of becoming a full-time author, writing books to advance your career, or penning your memoir or family history, this fun and information-packed course will teach you how to plan, research, write, edit, and publish your masterpiece.

JOU 7013. Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Who doesn't know the fear of the blank page? How can we transform our visions into the written word? Is it really possible to become a terrific writer? You'll find the answer to these and more of your questions in Writeriffic. In this high-energy class you'll learn lots of tricks from the published writer's toolbox. Whether you're at work now or hoping to write a novel, a nonfiction book, a memoir, short stories or articles, Writeriffic liberates the imaginative, inventive bolts of genius that are inside everyone. If you've ever dreamed of hearing your writer's voice and writing what's in your heart and head, this class will make it happen.

JOU 7014. Writing Essentials. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Master the essentials of writing, and become the stellar wordsmith you always wanted to be! In this course, you'll develop the skills you need to excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level. Whether you're hoping to get a better job, write for a blog, or publish your short story, this course will give you the writing tools you need for success. It's also a perfect choice for students who speak English as a second language.

JOU 7110. Introduction to Journaling. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

If you've ever wanted to try journaling, this course will provide answers to your every question. You'll discover the different types of journaling (including dream journaling), and sample a buffet of journaling techniques, exercises, tools, and resources. We'll cover everything you need to know about journaling, including a seven-step process that will ease you into writing a journal, even if you've never journaled before. You'll get detailed instructions on developing, decorating, and customizing your journal, and you'll learn exciting new ways to express yourself and develop your creativity. You'll find out how you can use your journal to explore your thoughts, feelings, and values, and you'll learn how to use your journal to support you as you develop true emotional well-being. You'll also understand how journaling can ease the stress of unwanted change throughout the course of your life. You'll even discover how journaling can help you choose the best career for you or advance in your current career. Offered in partnership with ed2go.

JOU 8113. Advanced Creative Writing: Creativity Taken to the Next Level. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Do you have a fiction or nonfiction story in the making? Are you feeling a bit uncertain about how to pull it together? Then this course is for you! You will examine the details of your creation and get tips on every facet of crafting a story, including structure, theme, motif, opening and more. With careful attention to detail your story will come alive. Learn how to create a page-turner that touches your reader's heart. Class time will include lecture, discussion and writing exercises.

JOU 8114. Creative Writing. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Are you ready to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start or how? Maybe you've written before, but long ago. Or, maybe you never had an opportunity to learn. This course will guide you as you let your creative thoughts roam. You will get tips on craft and practice as you use various imagination-stretching exercises, then write through in-class readings, discussions and assignments, to build upon those ideas. This course will focus on fiction, creative nonfiction and depending on interest, poetry as a means to enhancing and structuring your writings. Best of all: no exams or grades to worry about!.

JOU 8115. Telling Your Story - The Personal Essay and the Essence of Memories. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Have you ever looked at your life and wondered how to make sense of it? We all have. Writing forces us to think through our life experiences, one sentence at a time. In the process, memories become coherent and we find a sense of purpose. This class will show you how to write about something that matters to you, whether a favorite relative, or a lesson learned through personal hardship or happier times. You'll learn how to turn an idea into an essay or story and at the end of six weeks, you'll have a written work to share.

JOU 8158. Introduction to Screenwriting. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Whether you want to write micro-budget indie films or Hollywood blockbusters, this course will teach you how to create a script that can sell. Start with the fundamentals and how to develop that tiny spark into a story, and finally how to structure it into a screenplay. You'll also get an inside look into the business of selling your script and building your career as a writer.

JOU 8400. Write Your Life Story. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

If you've ever thought about writing your life story, now is the time. You will have the satisfaction of telling history your way. This course walks you step-by-step through the process of writing your life story. It's fun. It's exciting. It's a story only you can tell.

JOU 8401. The Keys to Effective Editing. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

From the language of editing to grammar, punctuation, and syntax to the all-important relationships between editor, author, and publisher, every facet of editing will be explored in this copyeditor course. Online editing is gaining popularity; its complexities will be unraveled and its advantages and pitfalls explored.