12:00 to 12:50 p.m. (MWF)
Course Identification: The financial, legal, ethical and technical aspects of handling media personnel will constitute the majority of this course. The principles of management and characteristics of leadership will also be discussed. This is a seminar based class where interaction is essential.
2 exams, daily assignments/participation and a term project.
This is a seminar based class, consequently attendance is important. Each one of you will be required to contribute and in fact lead class discussion. After the fifth absence, the professor may drop you from the course. Lateness on two occasions is akin to an absence. Being a leader means being on-time so lead by example.
2 exams 30%
Daily Assignments/Participation 40%
Term Project 15%
Class Leader Assignment 10%
*These are approximates and subject to some variance.
This is a seminar based class, consequently attendance is important. Each one of you will be required to contribute and in fact lead class discussion. After the fifth absence, the professor may drop you from the course. Lateness on two occasions is akin to an absence. Being a leader means being on-time.
Plagiarism comes from the Latin word plagiarius, which means kidnapper. Webster’s Dictionary defines plagiarize as to take (ideas, writings, etc.) from (another) and pass them off as one’s own-plagiarizer.
Plagiarism includes deliberate as well as inadvertent failure to properly attribute: 1) material taken directly from a source (including work done by other students or Lisa Moore); 2) paraphrasing of a source; 3) use of the same or very similar organizations of source material; 4) any submission that contains the thoughts or work of others. Copying of a substantial portion of material without acknowledgment is plagiarism and a violation of copyright law. Plagiarism applies to print sources, electronic/digital sources, and materials obtained through the internet. Any type of shooting, editing, etc. that is not the work of you or your group members is plagiarism. Students in this course are expected to adhere to the MSU Student Honor Code.
VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY WILL RESULT IN THE STUDENT RECEIVING A FAILING GRADE FOR THIS COURSE.
Privacy: Federal Privacy Law prohibits me from releasing information about students to certain parties outside the university. Thus, in almost all cases I will only discuss your grades and other academic matters with you. Do not have your parents call me! You’re college students and will be treated as such. Also, I will only correspond with you via email if your name is in the email address.
Disability Support: Please inform me if you are a student with a disability and need accommodation in this class. Students with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodation can be provided. MSU provides students with documented disabilities academic accommodation (Disability Support Services, Clark Student Center, Room 168).
Final Caveat: The professor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus for any reason.
Sufficient notice will be given to students if changes to the syllabus are deemed necessary.