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 1150English Composition I

3

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3

ENGL 1164English Composition II

3

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3

JOUR 2150News Writing and Reporting

3

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 2: Communication Skills (3 cr)

Select from:

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

SPCH 2010Interpersonal Communication

3

SPCH 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3

SPCH 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3

SPCH 3140Advanced Public Speaking

3

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

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3

MATH 1950Calculus I

5

MATH 1960Calculus II

5

MATH 1970Calculus III

4

BSAD 2130Principles of Business Statistics

3

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

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4

PHYS 1120General Physics

4

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

GEOG 1030Introduction to Earth and Environmental Science

5

GEOG 1060Physical Geography: Climate and Waters

4

GEOG 3510Meteorology

3

GEOL 1010Environmental Geology

3

GEOL 1170Introduction to Physical Geology

4

ACE 5: Study of Humanities (3 cr)

Select from

ENGL 2230Ethnic Literature

3

ENGL 2250The Short Story

3

ENGL 2260Black Short Story

3

ENGL 2270Introduction to Poetry

3

ENGL 2300Introduction to Literature

3

ENGL 2310Introduction to English Literature

3

ENGL 2320Introduction to English Literature

3

ENGL 2420Critical Approaches to Language Studies

3

ENGL 2450American Literature

3

ENGL 2460American Literature

3

ENGL 2470Native American Literature

3

HIST 1110American History to 1865

3

HIST 1120American History since 1865

3

HIST 2510Ancient History: Greece

3

HIST 2620England since 1688

3

PHIL 2020Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

3

PHIL 3110History of Ancient Philosophy

3

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

PHIL 2030Introduction to Ethics

3

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)

3

SPCH 4510Persuasion

3

JOUR 4500Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

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

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

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

CYAF 2220Introduction to Family Finance

3

CYAF 2800Family Science

3

CYAF 3810Family Intervention with Fieldwork

3

CYAF 4950Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity

3

CYAF 4970Community Internships in CYAF

3 - 6

Human Development

3 Credits

And

CYAF 3820Parenting

3

Or

CYAF 2850Dating and Couple Relationships

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Select from:

GERO 2000Introduction to Gerontology

3

GERO 3070Death and Dying

3

GERO 4460Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3

GERO 4470Mental Health and Aging

3

PSYC 4460Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3

Supporting Courses (21 cr)

CYAF 3220Advanced Family Finance

3

CYAF 3330Families in the Economy

3

And

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3

Or

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Any other CYAF course not already required:

CYAF 2850Dating and Couple Relationships

3

CYAF 3820Parenting

3

CYAF 4160Educational Programming

3

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3

CYAF 4930Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues

3

HED 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3

Atypical Development

3 Credits

Select from:

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3

SPED 1400Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

SPED 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3

SPED 4810Classroom Management

3

COUN 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3

Research Methods

3 Credits

Select from:

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

SOC 2510Research Methods

3

CRCJ 2510Research Methods

3

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

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1

JOUR 3230Principles of Public Relations

3

JOUR 3620Principles of Creative Advertising

3

BRCT 2320Television Production I

3

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