One-credit courses

Explore fall 2020's one-credit courses. This coming semester, we are offering four courses on using public records, communicating and visualizing mutant space plants, using a DSLR camera and shooting mobile photography. All courses are late start. Visit mynevada.unr.edu to register for classes.

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Whose docs? Our docs! Using public records laws for accountability reporting (JOUR 490B/691B.5712)

Sept. 14-15; Oct. 12-13; Nov. 16-17 | Taught by Patrick File | Mondays: 6 to 9 p.m; Tuesdays: 7 to 9 p.m.

Develop reporting skills using state and federal public records laws. Learn how to file records requests and develop a project proposal that relies on public records to report on an issue touching on government accountability.

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Introduction to DSLR cameras (JOUR 490B/691B.5711)

Oct. 9-11 | Taught by David Calvert | Friday: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to noon

If you’ve never used a DSLR camera, local photographer David Calvert is here to show you the ropes and help you tell a visual story.

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Why plants go to space? Communicating and visualizing mutant space plants from NASA's biological research (JOUR 490B/691B.5713)

Oct. 3-4 | Taught by Katherine Hepworth, Kathleen Masterson & Won-Gyu Choi | Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Look into what sending plants to space can teach us about communication, utilizing NASA’s biological research.

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Design and style (JOUR 490B/691B.5714)

Oct. 16-18 | Taught by Amber Walsh | Friday: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to noon

Gain an understanding and awareness of the visual design process while identifying perception and communication styles in graphic design. Prior knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite strongly recommended.

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Mobile photography (JOUR 490B/691B.5715)

November 13, 14 & 15 | Taught by David Calvert | Friday: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to noon | Online

Use your mobile phone to tell a visual story and discuss the ethics of mobile photography and social media.