Baylor University Journalism Department Offers New Classes

Sept. 26, 1995

WACO, Texas -- Beginning in the spring 1996 semester, Baylor University's Department of Journalism will be offering new courses as part of its Radford Seminar program.

The first new class will be a sportswriting course taught by Keith Randall, director of news and information.

"Keith is someone who is not only familiar with Baylor, but is an experienced sportswriter and news writer, " said Dr. Michael E. Bishop, interim Chair of Journalism. "There will be approximately 15 students in the course. Hopefully we will see a lot of female as well as male students. Sportswriting is traditionally seen as male-dominated, and this will be a great opportunity to expand women's participation in sportswriting."

The new courses came about following a meeting of all journalism majors and prospective students Sept. 14. During the meeting, a survey was taken concerning courses offered in future Radford Seminars. Other possibilities for potential courses are: "Art and Entertainment Reviewing," "Column Writing," "Advertising Copy Writing," "Mass Media and Popular Culture," "Covering Austin Politics" and "Covering Washington Politics."

The Radford Seminar course scheduled for Fall 1996 will be "The Literature of Journalism" taught by Dr. Douglas R. Ferdon, assistant professor of journalism.

These classes can apply to the core journalism curriculum as upper-level electives within the degree plan. For more information, call the Department of Journalism at (817) 755-3261.

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