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Character notes for "No Interest in Sharing the Secret"

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Licia Nicholson Mayberry -- She has fair skin, hazel eyes, and long wavy hair of wheat-blonde. She is the granddaughter of Norma Jean and Conrad Nicholson, younger sister of Ansel Nicholson, and wife of Jermaine Mayberry. Having grown up in the country, Licia is alert to hazards of all kinds, and helps keep Jermaine out of trouble. Lively and cheerful, she comes through even hard times without lasting damage. However, she finds it difficult to set her own agenda, and does better when following someone else's plans.
Qualities: Good (+2) Energetic, Good (+2) Grade School Teacher, Good (+2) Joyful, Good (+2) Robust Mental Health, Good (+2) Sankofa Leader
Poor (-2) Not Self-Directed

Jermaine Mayberry -- He has chocolate skin, brown eyes, and short nappy black hair with a small beard. He is the husband of Licia Nicholson Mayberry and brother-in-law of Ansel Nicholson (Officer Pink), and generally does the household planning because Licia isn't good at that. Jermaine works at the Evening Freeman, primarily as an artist but occasionally as a writer, commenting on current events and their connection to universal themes. He doesn't always realize how much trouble that can stir up, though.
Jermaine earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a double minor in Art and Black Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. At 22, he became a freelance journalist, traveling around Missouri and occasionally farther in search of exciting stories. He has written for the Ledger-Gazette, a T-Missouri daily newspaper with objective coverage; the Morning Informer, the main daily Bluehill newspaper, moderately conservative; and the Blue Streak, a weekly alternative newspaper with a wild bohemian flair; among various others. At 24, Jermaine returned to the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned a Master of Arts in Journalism with a Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media and a Graduate Minor in Peace Studies. He spent the summer of 2012 in Africa, visiting the countries of the Nile Alliance. At 26, Jermaine got a job at the Evening Freeman, a daily African-American newspaper. Shortly after that, in 2013, he married Licia.
Qualities: Good (+2) Dexterity, Good (+2) Existential Intelligence, Good (+2) Journalist, Good (+2) Timely and Timeless, Good (+2) Working with Diversity
Poor (-2) Self-Preservation

Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia
• Degree Program Description
• Major Program Requirements
• Semester Plan
• Degree Audit
• Major and Career Exploration
Degree Program Description
Journalism is the study and practice of analyzing, gathering, creating and presenting news and information through different media.
The curriculum includes focused study and hands-on experience within the career paths of broadcasting, cross-platform editing and producing, photojournalism and documentary journalism, reporting and writing, and social and audience strategy.
Students customize their degree through elective courses that allow them to gain depth and breadth in a wide array of subject areas and specializations.
Upon graduation, students pursue careers in a wide range of journalism and communication professions including: account management, art direction, audience engagement, audience development, audience research, business journalism, data analysis and visualization, digital content editing, digital strategy, documentary editing and producing, international journalism, investigative reporting, media planning, media production, magazine editing, mobile production, multimedia editing, news editing, photo editing, photography, podcasting, public relations, project management, product management, science communication, SEO strategy, social media producing, sports reporting, sports and entertainment promotion, strategic communication, television news reporting or production, television sports reporting or production, radio reporting and production, videography, website editing and writing.
Major Program Requirements
The Bachelor of Journalism degree requires 120 credits.
To obtain the Bachelor of Journalism degree, a student must complete the following:
• University graduation requirements
• University General Education
• Major Core: 24 credit hours
• Major Career Path: 6 credit hours
• Major Capstone: 3 credit hours
• Major Specialty Areas: 15 credit hours
• Non-Journalism Electives: 28 credit hours

ENGLSH 1000
Exposition and Argumentation (Minimum grade of B- required) 3
Foreign Languages (from same language) 12
FRENCH 1200: Elementary French II
FRENCH 2100: Elementary French III
FRENCH 2160: Intermediate French Composition and Conversation
FRENCH 3004: Topics in French-Social Science
Superpowers in France (T-American)
Behavioral Science
PSYCH 1003HW: Topics in Psychology - Behavioral Science - Honors/Writing Intensive
Effects of Imprisonment on Human Behavior (T-American) 3
Math/Science 9
ENV_SC 2600: Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability
ATM_SC 1050: Introductory Meteorology
BIOMED 3300: Animal Welfare and Ethics
ECONOM 1000 General Economics ^ 5
HIST 1100/1200 Survey of American History to 1865 ^ 3
POL_SC 1100/2100 American Government 3
STAT 1200 Introductory Statistical Reasoning (minimum grade of C- required) 3
Humanities 3
ENGLSH 2400: Introduction to African Diaspora Literature

FRENCH 1200: Elementary French II
The second course of the beginning language sequence is the continuation of FRENCH 1100. It places equal emphasis on the four skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who have prior knowledge of French are encouraged to take this course.
Credit Hours: 4

FRENCH 2100: Elementary French III
A multi-skill course following FRENCH 1200, centering on cultural/literary reading, and including a grammar review, practice of the spoken language, as well as some practice in written expression.
Credit Hours: 4

FRENCH 2160: Intermediate French Composition and Conversation
A course designed to develop the ability to speak, read, and write in French via the reading of French short stories and/or a short novel. Grammar review.
Credit Hours: 3

FRENCH 3004: Topics in French-Social Science
Superpowers in France (T-American)
Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester.
Credit Hour: 1-3

PSYCH 1003HW: Topics in Psychology - Behavioral Science - Honors/Writing Intensive
Effects of Imprisonment on Human Behavior (T-American)
Organized study of selected topics in psychology. Particular topic and earnable credit may vary by semester. This course carries behavioral science distribution credit for non-psychology majors. Repeatable upon consent of department.
Credit Hour: 1-3

ATM_SC 1050: Introductory Meteorology
(same as GEOG 1050). Physical processes of atmosphere in relation to day-to-day changes in weather.
Credit Hours: 3

ENV_SC 2600: Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability
This course introduces fundamental concepts of sustainability from sustainable development to sustainability science. It focuses on human-environment systems, the characteristics of these systems, and patterns of change. Course materials interrogate taken-for-granted assumptions that shape human relationships with the natural world. You will learn to identify common dynamics leading to social and environmental problems with the aim of identifying alternative actions (solutions) for transitioning towards sustainability. Sustainability integrates the social and biophysical sciences; and implementing solutions requires the integration of the social justice, the arts, and humanities. Through a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives and frameworks, you will learn about current sustainability research and be able to develop an understanding of what sustainability means to you and your field of study. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing

BIOMED 3300: Animal Welfare and Ethics
An introductory examination of ethical issues related to animal welfare, including animal use for food, research, and companionship, plus contemporary issues affecting companion animals, farm animals, and horses. Topics related to animal pain and legal status will also be discussed. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: junior standing

ENGLSH 2400: Introduction to African Diaspora Literature
(same as BL_STU 2400). Introduces students to African Diaspora literature with an emphasis on literature written originally in English. No more than six hours may be taken in the Introduction to African Diaspora Literature series.
Credit Hours: 3

Journalism Core Requirements

JOURN 1100 Principles of Journalism in Democracy 3
JOURN 1200 Fundamentals of Visual Journalism and Strategic Communication 2
JOURN 1300 Fundamentals of Written Journalism and Strategic Communication 2
JOURN 1400 Applied Projects for Journalism and Strategic Communication 2
JOURN 2000 Cross-Cultural Journalism 3
JOURN 2200 Audiences and Persuasion 2
JOURN 4568W History of Photojournalism - Writing Intensive
JOURN 4000 Communications Law 3
JOURN 4160 Social Media 1
JOURN 4180 Newsroom Content Creation 3
Career Path (minimum of two courses from one area required) 6
Photojournalism and Documentary

JOURN 4556W: Fundamentals of Photojournalism - Writing Intensive
A rigorous skills course for advanced students preparing for a career in photojournalism consisting of weekly exercises in black and white and color photographic story telling and lectures that explore the philosophical, historical and ethical roots of the profession.
Credit Hours: 3

JOURN 4558: Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism
(cross-leveled with JOURN 7558). Advanced techniques and problem solving in photojournalism. Stresses lighting techniques--available, studio, electronic flash and color correction of color film. Strobed documentary, protraiture, fashion, food, architecture, sports.
Credit Hours: 3

Specialty Areas (may choose from several)* 15
Arts and Culture Journalism
Investigative and Data Journalism
Social Leadership

(Arts and Culture Journalism)
JOURN 4152: Concepts in Participatory Journalism
Journalists need to know how to be in conversation with their communities rather than lecture to them. In this course, we will look at how a collaborative culture is changing journalism, and how journalists can take advantage of the new landscape. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: JOURN 2100, JOURN 2150. Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors and Junior Standing

JOURN 4418W: Critical Reviewing - Writing Intensive
(cross-leveled with JOURN 7418). This course seeks to enrich students' understanding of the arts; support their attendance of concerts, plays, films, and exhibitions; sharpen their skills in critical thinking; and encourage the publication of their reviews in Vox as well as other outlets. Students will analyze the works of critics, gain a general appreciation of the ways to approach each art, and write reviews.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: JOURN _0900 or JOURN 2100. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only

(Investigative and Data Journalism)
JOURN 4122: Fundamentals of Data Reporting
(cross-leveled with JOURN 7122). Explores the importance to journalists of mining public records and data; reviews basic newsroom mathematics; teaches basic techniques for using Microsoft Excel to create and manipulate spreadsheets and to produce graphics. This course is not to be taken by students who have already completed JOURN 4430 or JOURN 7430. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism Students and Junior standing

JOURN 4436: Investigative Reporting
Advanced course designed to acquaint reporters with public issues. Students write two in-depth projects and other shorter assignments. Students meet weekly with instructor for editorial suggestions.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required

(Social Leadership)
JOURN 4242W: Strategic Communication Leadership - Writing Intensive
(cross-leveled with JOURN 7242). Strategic Communication Leadership is aimed at students who are eager to develop their skills and abilities in management and leadership with the likely outcome that they will be leaders in media organizations or as entrepreneurs. Rooted in principles of ethical persuasion and strategic communication, it will help develop individual skills and abilities and the mindset of helping others achieve their goals. Based on the experience and writings of CEO and world-renowned leader David Novak (Strategic Communication alumnus 1974), this is the one of three courses comprising the Leadership Interest Area in Strategic Communication. This course will call on students to commit to the process of their own growth and self-discovery and to help foster the growth and development of fellow learners. It will be an intensive experience and, with commitment to the program, will be immediately applicable to the students' current and future personal and professional lives. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

Capstone 3

JOURN 4992W: Innovation and Audience Outreach in Converged Media - Writing Intensive
(cross-leveled with JOURN 7992). Capstone course brings together the reporting, editing, audience focus, management and marketing skills gained in previous journalism courses. Students evaluate audiences and sustainability for journalistic content, applications, products and experiences and plan, produce and promote internal and external projects. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required

Non-Journalism Electives from the areas below: 28
(Must be numbered 2000 or above)
Area 1: 3
Students choose from one of these areas: Animal Science, Anthropology, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Science, Psychology, Rural Sociology, Sociology or Statistics.
Honor’s College students can also choose from: GN_HON 2243H, GN_HON 2310H, GN_HON 2430H, GN_HON 2244H, GN_HON 2450H, GN_HON 2461H, GN_HON 2462H, GN_HON 3210H, GN_HON 3241H, GN_HON 3242H, GN_HON 3450H.

GN_HON 2243H: Human Sciences Sequence I: Personal Identity
This interdisciplinary course approached the perennial but fascinating question of how we define, develop, and present ourselves. It considers this question from a range of disciplinary, regional, and thematic perspectives.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required

Area 2: 6
Students choose from the following areas: Agribusiness Management, Black Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Peace Studies, Political Science, and Women's and Gender Studies.
Honor’s College students can also choose from: GN_HON 2230H, GN_HON 2245H, GN_HON 2246H, GN_HON 3230H.

BL_STU 3200: Black Freedom Movement, 1955-1973
(same as HIST 3200). Examines the dismantling of American apartheid and its transformation into a new racial control system. It also explores how and why the Civil Rights Movement was converted into a struggle for Black Power.
Credit Hours: 3

BL_STU 2303: Studies in Black Relationships
This course examines constructions of Black American coupling and therefore, gender, race, sexuality, and class in the 20th and 21st centuries. Blackness has been and continues to be reconstructed via marriage, dating, and other forms of coupling. Emphasis will be placed on the role of socialization, institutions, mass media, myth, and individual and group practices. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own socialization and personal construction through assigned readings, self-reflection, experiential activities, and small group presentations.
Credit Hours: 3

Area 3: 6
Students choose from the following areas: Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Arabic, Architectural Studies, all Art prefixes, Chinese, Classical Humanities, Classics, Communication**, English**, Film Studies**, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, all Music prefixes, Philosophy, Portuguese, Religious Studies, Russian, South Asia Studies, Spanish, Theater, and Visual Studies-Art History
Honor’s College students can also choose from: GN_HON 2015H, GN_HON 2111H, GN_HON 2112H, GN_HON 2113H, GN_HON 2114H, GN_HON 2120H, GN_HON 3112H, GN_HON 3113H, GN_HON 3120H

GN_HON 2111H: The Ancient World
The reading list is comprised of the great writers of classical Greece and Rome such as Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil and Apuleius, and of the biblical period, the authors of the Book of Job and the Gospel of Mark.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required

GN_HON 3112H: Interdisciplinary Topics in the Humanities: Aesthetics and Performance
Aesthetics and Performance is the 2nd course offered in a four-semester, upper-level Humanities Series. It takes an Interdisciplinary approach to a variety of topics relevant to such disciplines as Art History, Art, Theater, English, and Film Studies. Students will be introduced to key figures, ideas, and texts in aesthetics and performance. The course format will be a combination of guest lectures, small-group discussion, and when possible, team-teaching. May be repeated for credit.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing. Honors eligibility required

Area 4: 13
Any non-journalism course**

ENGLSH 1500: Creative Writing: Introduction to Multiple Genres
Introduces basic techniques of writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, including writing original works.
Credit Hours: 3

ENGLSH 1520: Creative Writing: Introduction to Nonfiction Prose
Introduces the range and basic techniques of creative nonfiction, including composing original work in the genre.
Credit Hours: 3

ARTPH_VS 2600: Beginning Photography
Introduction to photography within an art context; digital workflow including use of camera, software, and digital output methods; and a survey of both contemporary and historical topics related to visual and conceptual concerns. Digital camera with RAW capability and manual aperture + shutter controls required. DSLR recommended. Payment of expendable materials fee required.
Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: ARTGE_VS 1030, ARTGE_VS 1040, ARTDR_VS 1050

ARTPH_VS 3600: Intermediate Photography
Continuation of ART_PHOT 2600 with emphasis utilizing acquired technical process to facilitate use of the camera as a means of developing awareness of immediate environment and the capabilities of Photography as a communicative, documentary, and expressive medium. Payment of expendable material fee is required.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ARTPH_VS 2600

ARTPH_VS 4600: Advanced Photography
Exploration of aesthetic concepts, development of personal vision, and instruction in advanced technical process including fine B&W printing, negative and positive color, large format, zone system, and portfolios and book design to facilitate critical observation and personal expression through the medium of Photography. Payment of expendable materials fee is required. May repeat to 15 hours maximum.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ARTPH_VS 2600 and ARTPH_VS 3600


Minor in Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia
Requirements
The minor in art requires a total of 18 credits, including 15 credits in studio art and 3 credits from the Department of Art History & Archaeology. Six credits must be studio art courses numbered 2000 or above. At least 9 of these hours must be taken while in residence at the University of Missouri. An Art Minor may not include art or art history courses with a grade of D.

ARH_VS 2720: African-American Visual Culture
(same as BL_STU 2720) This course introduces students to African-American art history, visual culture, and material culture in the cultural, political, and historical contexts. Specific focuses may include Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and other topics.
Credit Hours: 3

ARTGE_VS 1010: Introduction to Art
Basic practice in drawing, painting, design. Exploratory course for beginners.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Non-majors only

ARTDR_VS 1050: Drawing: Materials and Methods
This course focuses on the fundamentals of visual hierarchy, composition, and pictorial space in drawing. Emphasis on linear perspective and the language of light and shadow using black and white media (graphite, charcoal and/or conte crayon). Development of skills and concepts in drawing based on historical models, lectures, demonstrations and critiques. Expendable materials fee required.
Credit Hours: 3

ARTDR_VS 2210: Beginning Color Drawing
Theory and practice in the use of colored pencil, as well as oil and chalk pastel, working from still life, landscape, and portrait. This class is the second class in the drawing sequence. Expendable materials fee required.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ARTDR_VS 1050

ARTDR_VS 3230: Beginning Illustration
An introduction to visual problem solving from initial concept through final execution. Emphasis in drawing and painting skills and exploration of mixed media techniques including drawing from the model. Graded on A-F basis only. Expendable materials fee.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ARTDR_VS 1050 and ARTDR_VS 2210

(In T-America, this class is a survey of oil, acrylic, watercolor, and aerosol painting. The idea is to introduce students to different media so they can discover which ones they like and do well.)
ARTPA_VS 2500: Beginning Painting
Introduces primary techniques of painting. Emphasis on conceptualization of visual perception (understanding how we see) and the creative processes (understanding how we create). Sections either in oil or acrylic; contact instructor. Expendable material fee required.
Credit Hours: 3

ARTGD_VS 1400: Beginning Digital Imaging
Class will cover the basic tools used in digital imaging software. A variety of different software may be offered. Course may be repeated for up to 3 hours with the consent of instructor. Graded on S/U basis only.
Credit Hour: 1


Minor in Black Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia
Requirements
Students seeking a minor in Black Studies must complete 15 credit hours. A minimum of 6 hours numbered 2000 or above, and 3 hours numbered 3000 or above, are required in the minor. A minimum of 9 hours of minor coursework must be taken at MU. A minimum grade of C- or above is required in each minor course. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all combined minor coursework is required to earn the minor.
BL_STU 1000 Introduction to Black Studies 3
Three hours of Black Studies coursework in each of the four content areas (consult Black Studies department for course options)
Black Politics
BL_STU 2804: Black Political Thought 3
Arts, Literature, and Culture
BL_STU 1705: Introduction to Black Studies in Culture 3
Diaspora Studies
BL_STU 3624W: Comparative Approaches to Black Studies in History - Writing Intensive 3
Gender, Race, Sexuality, Class
BL_STU 2200: Social Inequalities 3
Total Credits 15

BL_STU 1000: Introduction to Black Studies
An interdisciplinary introduction to the basic concepts and literature in the disciplines covered by Black Studies. The role of historical, political, social, and economic forces in shaping cultural expression will be stressed. This course prepares students at all levels with a good foundation for advancement in Black Studies but also with a useful set of guidelines for further achievement in the humanities, behavioral and the social sciences.
Credit Hours: 3

BL_STU 1705: Introduction to Black Studies in Culture
Introduction to the concepts, terms, themes, and practices in the study of the African diaspora cultures, through readings in literature, music, and the arts that demonstrate concepts, terms, themes, and practices. Recommended for prospective Black Studies Majors. Program consent for repetition.
Credit Hours: 3

BL_STU 2200: Social Inequalities
(same as SOCIOL 2200). Survey of inequalities based upon criteria such as race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion and social class in contemporary societies. Focus on dynamics by which privilege and inequality are structured.
Credit Hours: 3

BL_STU 2804: Black Political Thought
Black Political Thought develops a set of critical tools to help explain the distinctiveness of Black Politics. The distinctiveness of Black Political Thought first emerged from spaces of exclusion in Western nations and colonies. The thinking surrounding Black Political Thought originates in a standpoint, or perspective, profoundly different from that of mainstream Political Theory. Out of this encounter comes a deeper understanding of Black intellectual traditions as well as an enhanced understanding of Political Theory's core concepts. Black Political Thought uses the lens of the African diaspora to investigate the abiding concerns of Political Theory, i.e. the meanings of justice, freedom, and equality; the nature of power, obligation, and "the good life."
Credit Hours: 3

BL_STU 3624W: Comparative Approaches to Black Studies in History - Writing Intensive
(same as HIST 3624). Comparative approach to the study of Black Diaspora history that focuses on the theory, method, structure, and application of modes of cultural production within the history of Black Diaspora cultures. Recommended for students with an interest in Black Studies or majors in the Humanities field. Program consent for repetition.
Credit Hours: 3


Master of Arts in Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia
The program leading to the MA degree is designed to accommodate several objectives, including: comprehensive professional preparation for careers in the news media, mass communications and strategic communication; expansion of previous professional preparation and experience (e.g. newspaper editing) into a new area (e.g. broadcasting reporting); comprehensive academic preparation for careers in journalism and strategic communication teaching and research; and combinations of the three.
Program Models
Students choose from more than 20 program models, covering the full range of skills and media of journalism and strategic communication. Because the faculty periodically update these models, students should visit the school’s Web site for the latest details. In addition to the course work in any model, students complete either a thesis or a professional project. Students who make progress on the degree requirements and maintain at least a B average each semester are considered to be in good standing.
Degree Requirements
Students are required to complete a minimum of 37 hours, unless in the Accelerated BJ-MA program (see below for additional information) where it is required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. For all students, at least half of the credit hours must be at the 8000-level. Specific course requirements vary depending on the model selected.
Required Core Courses
JOURN 8000 Mass Media Seminar 3
JOURN 8006 Quantitative Research Methods in Journalism 3
JOURN 8085 Problems in Journalism 9
JOURN 8098 MA Project Seminar
Select at least one of the following 3
JOURN 8026 Philosophy of Journalism
Electives 18
JOURN 8028 The Literature of Journalism
JOURN 8030 History of Mass Media
JOURN 8032 Media Sociology
JOURN 8038 Seminar in Communications Law
JOURN 8080 Media Ethics
JOURN 8092 Photography in Society
Total Credits 37

Jermaine's professional project was a photo-essay with interviews featuring black politicians working in Washington, D.C.

Professional Project or Thesis
Students must enroll in either the Project Seminar or the Thesis Seminar in the semester prior to embarking on their professional project or thesis. These seminar courses guide students in developing proposals for their professional project or thesis. After proposal approval, students enroll in JOURN 8190, Area Problem (for projects) or JOURN 8090, Research (for thesis). Students earn nine credit hours for either the professional project or thesis research.
Students in any model may choose to complete the professional project or thesis off campus. The school operates programs in Washington D.C., New York City, Brussels, and Barcelona which is supervised by a full-time faculty member. In the Missouri state capital the school has a program focusing on public affairs reporting in any medium. Other off-campus opportunities can be arranged.


Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media
at the University of Missouri-Columbia

The Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media prepares early to mid-career professionals in the journalism and strategic communication fields to work in the rapidly changing newsrooms, media organizations, corporate communications offices and non-profit organizations. The certificate prepares students in the use of interactive, digital and social media. It provides insights into how people perceive and process digital messages. Students will investigate the psychological, social, ethical and legal issues regarding the roles and effects of digital news, advertising and public relations on society.
Objectives of certificate:
• Understanding the rapidly changing technology and role of analytics in journalism and strategic communication
• An understanding of the importance of audience engagement and development
• The skills to create an interactive media plan in their given organizations
Requirements
The certificate consists of 15 hours divided over three core courses and two electives.
Required Courses
JOURN 7262 Digital Strategy I 3
JOURN 7462 Emerging Technologies in Journalism 3
JOURN 7700 Participatory Journalism 3
Electives
JOURN 7430 Computer-Assisted Reporting 3
JOURN 7510 Visual Communications 3


(T-America allows graduate students to take most of the same minors as undergraduates, they just have to do more work. In this case, that means taking the graduate version of Gender and Human Rights in Cross Cultural Perspective and at least one other graduate-level class, plus either a graduate project or PEA_ST 7980: Peace Studies Abroad for 1 credit. That makes for 19 credits instead of the undergraduate 15.)

Minor in Peace Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia
Requirements
A minor in peace studies requires a minimum of 15 credits. Online writing intensive versions of 1050 are available. It is recommended that the credits be distributed among the five areas outlined below.
Required 3
PEA_ST 1050 Introduction to Peace Studies
Area 1: International and Civil War and Peace 3
PEA_ST 2410 Philosophies of War and Peace
Area 2: Global Social and Environmental Justice 3
Exploration in Social and Economic Justice
Area 3: Nonviolent Social Movements, Process, and Change 3
PEA_ST 3521 Group Decision Making Processes
Area 4: Cultures, Intellectuals, And Global Migration 3
PEA_ST 2280 Race, Democracy, and Violence in Cuba and Haiti (Section 2 is writing intensive)
PEA_ST 3140 Art of War and Peace
Area 5: Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and The Imperial State 3
PEA_ST 7550: Gender and Human Rights in Cross Cultural Perspective

PEA_ST 7240: Theory and Practice of Theatre of the Oppressed
(same as THEATR 7240; cross-leveled with PEA_ST 4240, THEATR 4240). Theory and practice of Augusto Boal's liberatory interactive theatre process, including application of techniques of specific social issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent

PEA_ST 7550: Gender and Human Rights in Cross Cultural Perspective
(same as SOCIOL 7750 or WGST 7550). Focuses on the global discourse on human rights and gender, emphasizing cross-cultural theories. Course includes the meaning of human rights, western and nonwestern perspectives, feminist contributions, important substantive debates, violations, policymaking and activism.

(Jermaine spent a summer in Africa meeting with local journalists as he visited the countries of the Nile Alliance: Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, and Egypt.)
PEA_ST 7980: Peace Studies Abroad
A study abroad experience organized by MU and led by MU faculty. Provides students with interdisciplinary study in foreign cultures, career development, and global experience with issues such as war, domestic conflict, sustainable development, human rights, and nonviolent movements for peace and justice. May be repeated for credit.
Credit Hour: 3-6


Chulli Louis -- She has tinted skin, brown eyes, and long wavy hair of dark brown. She is short and slender. Her heritage is Indian; she speaks English, Hindi, and Sanskrit. Her parents moved to America and changed their names to escape the stigma of the Dalit or "untouchable" caste, with more success than some. As a result Chulli thinks the caste system is bullshit and tends to avoid other Indian-Americans, preferring to associate with others instead. Chulli and her husband Dishon live in Ava, Missouri. Together they run the restaurant Basmati Blues, a fusion of Indian and soul food. Her hospitality and cooking make it a popular place.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Fusion Cook, Good (+2) Emotional Intelligence, Good (+2) Graceful, Good (+2) Hospitality
Poor (-2) Caste Is So Much Bullshit

Hospitality – demonstrating magnanimity, and the value of service (seva).


Tyria (Leanne Asllani) -- She has alabaster skin and pale blue eyes. Her long straight hair started out black, but gained underlayers of blue and violet, which now peek out and frame her face in shades of purple. She is short and slender. Her heritage includes Britannian, Albanian, and Bulgarian. She speaks Albanian, Aromanian, Bulgarian, English, and Greek. Tyria was a refugee from Kosovo, picked up by human traffickers and sold to a mad science lab. She was 15 when she escaped from the Umsetzung Complex and 16 at the time of the raid. She has been living in Ava, Missouri and spends most of her time in the form of a purple cat. The locals either think the color is a trick of the light or that someone has dyed a cat, but it's her real fur. Tyria enjoys contemplating deep questions, which contributes to her enigmatic nature. She often feels misunderstood, though.
Origin: Mad science torture. The supervillain Carl Bernhardt locked Leanne in a strange metal chamber and bombarded her with mysterious energies that caused her body to warp. She escaped when she finally manifested Liquid Form. Now she scrounges and steals to survive.
Uniform: She likes brightly colored and patterned clothes, mostly teen fashions. She favors dark neutrals with jewel-toned accents.
Qualities: Good (+2) Existential Intelligence, Good (+2) Flexible, Good (+2) Mysterious, Good (+2) Wilderness Skills
Poor (-2) Misunderstood
Powers: Average (0) Cryptid Shifter
In Tyria's case, the metapower of Cryptid Shifter includes Average (0) Energy Manipulation, Average (0) Liquid Form, Average (0) Purple Hair, Average (0) Regeneration, Average (0) Shapeshifting, and variable enhancements to vision.
Her alternate forms include catusha and cat. The catusha has a tiny face and big ears almost like a fennec fox, but the body is catlike and the paws have retractable claws. She has a shaggy ruff at her chest and a long plumed tail. The base coat is black, with swirls of blue and violet on her flanks and a galaxy on her forehead. The round-pupiled eyes and the nose are bright turquoise. In catusha form, Tyria has musk glands with a pronounced aromatic smoky scent, which is less intense but still present in her other shapes -- as if she had just sauntered out of a hippie den. It is not quite a superpower unto itself, but it definitely contributes to her air of mystery. She has the ultraviolet vision that sometimes comes with exotic colors, plus enhanced night vision which is Average in human form and Good in catusha form.
Vulnerability: Tyria has trouble controlling her superpowers. Shapeshifting screws up her body in ways that can leave her with derealization and/or depersonalization. Sometimes she has problems remaining solid, and other times she loses bits of her body or gets foreign objects embedded inside her. However, she can heal the damage -- anything that doesn't kill her instantly probably can't kill her at all. Melting can leave her disoriented and stumbling from misconnected nerves, or scrambled inside, or all of the above.
Motivation: To take care of herself.

Derealization-Depersonalization Disorder includes derealization (feeling the world is unreal or disconnected) and/or depersonalization (feeling unreal personally or disconnected from oneself)

Catusha
Aromanian cãtush

Alternative forms[edit]
cãtushu
Etymology[edit]
From Latin cattus, with a diminutive -ush added later.
Noun[edit]
cãtush m (feminine equivalent cãtushi/cãtushe or cãtushã)
1. (male) cat

In cat form, Tyria is a bright red-violet with crisp white belly and paws. She has pale green eyes and black stripes on her face, but the markings on her body are sooty dapples.
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