The broadcasting major offers courses leading to a wide variety of careers in the broadcasting and media industries. Building on a solid base of instruction in radio, television, mobile and online journalism, the major has broadened its curriculum in response to advancing technology across the broad range of media. Broadcasting offers courses in news gathering and dissemination, videography, data visualization, Web design, sales, management, and other specializations including the use of audio, video and mobile technology. Courses are designed to develop both a comprehensive understanding of theoretical principles and professional skills. Most courses involve extensive practical laboratory work in addition to classroom lectures and discussions.