Journalism

Journalism majors may choose from sequences in news editorial (print/online journalism), public relations/advertising and media studies. A major in journalism consists of a minimum of 54 hours (48-55 for media studies).

Degree Requirements

News Editorial Sequence in Journalism Major

Journalism Core (21 hrs.)

JOUR 1500Introduction to Mass Communication

3

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1

JOUR 2150News Writing and Reporting

3

JOUR 2160News Editing

3

JOUR 2200Media Storytelling I

3

JOUR 3110Photography

3

JOUR 3270Public Affairs Reporting

3

JOUR 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1

JOUR 4970Internship experience

1

JOUR 3970Applied Journalism/Broadcasting

1

Total Credit Hours:24
*Choose either JOUR-4970 Internship Experience OR JOUR-3970 Applied Journalism/Broadcasting, but not both.

Advanced Writing and Editing (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

JOUR 3220Critical Writing for the Mass Media

3

JOUR 3400Magazine Article Writing

3

JOUR 3410Magazine Editing

3

JOUR 4220Literary Journalism

3

JOUR 4370Communication Workshop

3

Total Credit Hours:6
(Writing, reporting or editing related.)

Research Application (3 hrs.)

See adviser for approved course

Advanced Critical-Thinking (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

JOUR 4010History of Mass Communication

3

JOUR 4420Theories of the First Amendment: Speech and Press

3

JOUR 4400Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 4410Communication Law

3

JOUR 4500Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Journalism/Broadcasting Electives (6 hrs.)

(Adviser approved)

Total Credit Hours:6

Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

(Adviser approved.)

Total Credit Hours:6

History (3 hrs.)

(Adviser approved.)

Total Credit Hours:3