Family and Consumer Science/Journalism and Mass Media option

This option is a joint program between the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The student combines a broad background in child, youth and family studies with one area of journalism (advertising, broadcasting news, broadcasting production, news editorial) of the student’s choice. Career opportunities may include production, editing, reporting, photography, advertising, and sales.

This option is to be completed only on the Omaha campus.

Grades Earned

Grades of D+ or less in journalism courses and in 300/400-level professional requirement courses in child, youth and family studies will not be accepted. Course will need to be repeated before enrolling in another course in journalism.

The minimum credit hours required for graduation is to be met as follows.

Degree Requirements

Achievement Centered Education (ACE) (22)

All UNL-UNO students who are starting on the 2009-2010 bulletin will be required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of approved course work in each of the 10 designated ACE areas.

ACE 1: Written Texts Incorporating Research and Knowledge Skills (3 cr)

Select from:

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164/ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3 credits

JOUR 2150News Writing and Reporting

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 2: Communication Skills (3 cr)

Select from:

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

SPCH 2010Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

SPCH 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3 credits

SPCH 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3 credits

SPCH 3140Advanced Public Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 3: Mathematical, Computational, Statistical or Formal Reasoning Skills (3 cr)

Select from:

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

BSAD 2130Principles of Business Statistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 4: Study of Scientific Methods and Knowledge of the Natural and Physical World plus lab (3+1 cr)

Select from:

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1 credit

PHYS 1110General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5 credits

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

GEOG 1030Introduction to Earth and Environmental Science

5 credits

GEOG 1060Physical Geography: Climate and Waters

4 credits

GEOG 3510Meteorology

3 credits

GEOL 1010Environmental Geology

3 credits

GEOL 1170Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

ACE 5: Study of Humanities (3 cr)

Select from

ENGL 2230Ethnic Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2250The Short Story

3 credits

ENGL 2260Black Short Story

3 credits

ENGL 2270Introduction to Poetry

3 credits

ENGL 2300Introduction to Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2310Introduction to English Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2320Introduction to English Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2420Critical Approaches to Language Studies

3 credits

ENGL 2450American Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2460American Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2470Native American Literature

3 credits

HIST 1110American History to 1865

3 credits

HIST 1120American History since 1865

3 credits

HIST 2510Ancient History: Greece

3 credits

HIST 2620England since 1688

3 credits

PHIL 2020Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

3 credits

PHIL 3110History of Ancient Philosophy

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 6: Study of Social Sciences (XX)

counted in Professional Core

ACE 7: Study of the Arts to Understand Their Context and Significance (3 cr)

One course from:

ARTS MUSIC or Theater

ACE 8: Ethical Principles, Civics and Stewardship and their Importance to Society (3 cr)

Select from

PHIL 1010Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

PHIL 2030Introduction to Ethics

3 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)

3 credits

SPCH 4510Persuasion

3 credits

JOUR 4500Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 9: Global Awareness of Knowledge of Human Diversity through Analysis of an Issue (XX)

CYAF 4950Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

counted in Professional Core or any other study in Latino, Native American, Women’s, and Black Studies

ACE 10: Integration of Abilities and Capacities in a Creative or Scholarly Product (XX)

CYAF 4970Community Internships in CYAF

3 - 6 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-6

counted in Professional Core

Child, Youth and Family Studies Professional Core (27 cr)

CYAF 1600Human Development and the Family

3 credits

CYAF 2220Introduction to Family Finance

3 credits

CYAF 2800Family Science

3 credits

CYAF 3810Family Intervention with Fieldwork

3 credits

CYAF 4950Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity

3 credits

CYAF 4970Community Internships in CYAF

3 - 6 credits

Human Development

3 Credits

And

CYAF 3820Parenting

3 credits

Or

CYAF 2850Dating and Couple Relationships

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:27

Select from:

GERO 2000Introduction to Gerontology

3 credits

GERO 3070Death and Dying

3 credits

GERO 4460Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3 credits

GERO 4470Mental Health and Aging

3 credits

PSYC 4460Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3 credits

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3 credits

Supporting Courses (21 cr)

CYAF 3220Advanced Family Finance

3 credits

CYAF 3330Families in the Economy

3 credits

And

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3 credits

Or

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:21

Any other CYAF course not already required:

CYAF 2850Dating and Couple Relationships

3 credits

CYAF 3820Parenting

3 credits

CYAF 4160Educational Programming

3 credits

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3 credits

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3 credits

CYAF 4930Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues

3 credits

HED 3080/WMST 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

Atypical Development

3 Credits

Select from:

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

SPED 1400Introduction to Communication Disorders

3 credits

SPED 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3 credits

SPED 4810Classroom Management

3 credits

COUN 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3 credits

Research Methods

3 Credits

Select from:

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

SOC 2510Research Methods

3 credits

CRCJ 2510Research Methods

3 credits

Additional requirements (25 cr)

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 to enroll in any journalism and broadcasting courses;

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in this section

Child, Youth And Family Studies Journalism & Mass Media students are required to complete the following Communication coursework:

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3 credits

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1 credit

JOUR 3230Principles of Public Relations

3 credits

JOUR 3620Principles of Creative Advertising

3 credits

BRCT 2320Television Production I

3 credits

PLUS

PLUS

9 credits of 3000 - 4000 level journalism and/or broadcasting coursework

9 Credits

6 additional credits in journalism and/or broadcasting

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:25

Electives 25 cr

TOTAL    120 credits