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 Course Title:   Writing for Radio

 Title Abbreviation:   WRITING FOR RADIO

 Department:    MEDIA

 Course #:    119

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    090402

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Theory and practice of writing for radio. Various formats will be covered, including feature news, news reporting, public service announcements, advertising, and radio drama.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Structure a feature news story for broadcast.
  2. Write a news report within time limits for broadcast.
  3. Construct an effective advertising spot.
  4. Develop a public service announcement series.
  5. Write a radio dram for broadcast.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Writing for the media with special attention paid to the different demand of print, TV, and radio
  2. The use of sound effects in radio writing
  3. The use of music in radio writing
  4. The radio ??style??
  5. A brief history of radio
  6. Radio in a video age
  7. Radio journalism ethics, regulations, and legal issues