One-credit courses

Explore spring 2020's one-credit courses. This coming semester, we are offering six courses on using public records, creating dynamic presentations, translating science, crowdfunding media productions, taking mobile photos and using a DSLR camera. 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.5716)

Feb. 11-12; March 10-11; April 15-16 | Taught by Patrick File | Tuesdays: 6 to 9 p.m; Wednesdays: 6 to 8 p.m.

Develop reporting skills using state and federal public records laws, including FOIA. Create a project that relies on public records, learn how to file requests for those records and use the information gathered to report on government accountability.

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From dynamic presentations to captive audiences (JOUR 490B/691B.5711)

Feb. 22-23 | Taught by Ezequiel Korin | Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Effectively presenting your ideas can be the difference between a terrible failure or an astounding success. Learn how to apply the principles of digital storytelling in breathtaking presentations to captivate your audience.

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Translating science for the media (JOUR 490B/691B.5712)

March 6, 7 & 8 | Taught by Kathleen Masterson | Friday: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to noon

Learn how to communicate effectively and engage with the media and the public when covering science.

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Crowdfunding for media productions (JOUR 490B/691B.5713)

March 28-29 | Taught by Ezequiel Korin | Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ever had a great idea for a media production but didn’t have the funds to see it come to life? Learn how to conceptualize, develop and deploy an entire crowdfunding campaign to secure the resources needed for your amazing production!

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Mobile photography (JOUR 490B/691B.5714)

April 3, 4 & 5 | 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

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

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Introduction to DSLR cameras (JOUR 490B/691B.5715)

April 17, 18 & 19 | 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

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