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  57 hours



News Editorial Sequence in Journalism Major

Journalism Core (27 hrs.)

JOUR 1500

Introduction to Mass Communication

3

JOUR 2100

Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104

Media Writing Lecture

1

JOUR 2150

News Writing and Reporting

3

JOUR 2160

News Editing

3

JOUR 2200

Media Storytelling I

3

JOUR 2300

Media Storytelling II

3

JOUR 3110

Photography

3

JOUR 3270

Public Affairs Reporting

3

JOUR 4960

Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1

JOUR 4970

Internship Experience OR

1

JOUR 3970

Applied Journalism/Broadcasting

1

Subtotal: 27

Advanced Writing and Editing (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

JOUR 3220

Critical Writing for the Mass Media

3

JOUR 3400

Magazine Article Writing

3

JOUR 3410

Magazine Editing

3

JOUR 4220

Literary Journalism

3

JOUR 4370

Communication Workshop*

3

Subtotal: 6

(* Writing, reporting or editing related.)

Research Application (3 hrs.)

Choose one course:

BRCT 4350

Mass Communication Research

3

JOUR 3300

Social Media Metrics

3

See adviser for  list of other approved courses.

Advanced Critical-Thinking (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

JOUR 4010

History of Mass Communication

3

JOUR 4420

Theories of the First Amendment: Speech and Press

3

JOUR 4400

Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 4410

Communication Law

3

JOUR 4500

Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

JOUR 4920

Media Literacy

3

Subtotal: 6

Journalism/Broadcasting Electives (6 hrs.)

(Adviser approved)

Subtotal: 6

Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

(Adviser approved.)

Subtotal: 6

History (3 hrs.)

Course to be determined in consultation with a school adviser.

Subtotal: 3

Public Relations/Advertising Sequence in Journalism Major

Public Relations/Advertising Sequence in Journalism Major

Degree Requirements

Journalism Core (24 hrs.)

JOUR 1500

Introduction to Mass Communication

3

JOUR 2100

Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104

Media Writing Lecture

1

JOUR 2200

Media Storytelling I

3

JOUR 2300

Media Storytelling II

3

JOUR 3230

Principles of Public Relations

3

JOUR 3500

Publication Design and Graphics

3

JOUR 3620

Principles of Creative Advertising

3

JOUR 4960

Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1

JOUR 4970

Internship Experience OR

1

JOUR 3970

Applied Journalism/Broadcasting

1

Subtotal: 24

Advanced Skills Courses (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

JOUR 3630

Advanced Creative Advertising

3

JOUR 4240

Public Relations Case Studies

3

JOUR 4250

Public Relations Writing

3

JOUR 4260

Media Relations

3

JOUR 4370

Communication Workshop*

3

Subtotal: 6

*(PR or advertising related)

Advanced Writing and Editing (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

JOUR 2150

News Writing and Reporting

3

JOUR 2160

News Editing

3

JOUR 3400

Magazine Article Writing

3

JOUR 3410

Magazine Editing

3

Subtotal: 6

Research Application (3 hrs.)

Choose one course:

BRCT 4350

Mass Communication Research

3

JOUR 3300

Social Media Metrics

3

Subtotal: 3

See an adviser for a list of other approved courses.

Advanced Critical Thinking (3 hrs.)

Choose one course:

JOUR 4010

History of Mass Communication

3

JOUR 4420

Theories of the First Amendment: Speech and Press

3

JOUR 4400

Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 4410

Communication Law

3

JOUR 4500

Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

JOUR 4920

Media Literacy

3

Subtotal: 3

Journalism/Broadcasting Electives (6 hrs.)

(Adviser approved.)

Subtotal: 6

History (3 hrs.)

Course to be determined in consultation with a school adviser.

Subtotal: 3

Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

(adviser approved)

Media Studies Sequence in a Journalism Major

Core 13 hrs

JOUR 1500

Introduction to Mass Communication

3

JOUR 2100

Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104

Media Writing Lecture

1

SOC 2130

Basic Statistics

3

SPCH 2010

Interpersonal Communication OR

3

SPCH 2410

Small Group Communication and Leadership

3

Subtotal: 13

Social Theory (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

BRCT 4310

Political Broadcasting

3

JOUR 4430

International Communication

3

JOUR 4500

Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

Subtotal: 6

Normative Theory (9 hrs.)

Choose three courses:

JOUR 4010

History of Mass Communication

3

BRCT 4340

Media Regulation & Freedom

3

BRCT 4390

Media Management

3

JOUR 4400

Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 4410

Communication Law

3

JOUR 4420

Theories of the First Amendment: Speech and Press

3

JOUR 4920

Media Literacy

3

Subtotal: 9

Capstone and Research Courses (12 hrs.)

Choose four courses:

SPCH 4110

Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3

JOUR 4920

Media Literacy

3

JOUR 4900

Seminar in Mass Communication

3

JOUR 4910

Seminar in Mass Communication

3

BRCT 4350

Mass Communication Research

3

Subtotal: 12

Journalism/Broadcasting Electives (6 hrs.)

(Adviser approved.)

Subtotal: 6

History (3 hrs.)

Course to be determined in consultation with a school adviser.

Subtotal: 3

Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

SPCH 4600

Communication Theory

3

SPCH 4190

Computer Mediated Communication

3

SPCH 4510

Persuasion

3

SPCH 3750

Gender and Communication

3

SPCH 4530

Intercultural Communication

3

Subtotal: 6