2018-2019 Course Catalog – Academy / Burris: Publications
CL College Level
CP College Prep
DC Dual Credit
XC Exploratory Course
Enrollment into Burris classes (BUR prefix) is subject to space availability. Burris courses meet five days a week and could conflict with other Academy choices.
Credit: 1 credit in elective studies
This one-semester course includes the process involved in the art of journalism and the profession of journalists. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, (1) news gathering, (2) reporting and writing news stories, (3) the legal and social responsibilities involved in newspaper publications, and (4) the ethics of accurate and fair reporting. Advertising design and sales, page layout and design and yearbook techniques will also be covered. Students will use computers and current desktop publishing software to produce journalistic products. Students enrolling must have solid English language skills.
Credit: 1 credit per semester in elective studies
Offered: Fall and/or Spring
This course provides the study and practice in gathering and analyzing information, interviewing and note taking for the purpose of writing, editing, and publishing; the gathering, editing and preparation of digital images; and the design and preparation of page layouts for high school yearbook.
This course will also provide the study of—and practice in—gathering and analyzing information, interviewing, and note taking for the purpose of: (1) writing, (2) editing, (3) publishing for high school newspaper.