Journalism and Media Communication

The major in journalism and media communication requires a minimum of 57 credits, plus 15 credits in a second field of concentration for a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree and 16 hours in a foreign language for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree.  A total of 120 credits are required, including general education requirements and general electives.

Journalism and media communication majors must select one of three sequences (journalism, public relations/advertising, and creative media).

 

Core Courses for All Journalism and Media Communication Majors (36 credits)

JOUR 1500Introduction to Mass Communication

3 credits

JOUR 2000Information Literacy for Communication Professionals

3 credits

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3 credits

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1 credit

JOUR 2200Media Storytelling I

3 credits

JOUR 2300Media Storytelling II

3 credits

JOUR 4960/BRCT 4960/SPCH 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1 credit

JOUR 4970/BRCT 4970/SPCH 4970Internship experience

1 credit

JOUR 4410/JOUR 8416Communication Law

3 credits

JOUR 4450Journalism and Media Communication Capstone I

3 credits

JOUR 4460Journalism and Media Communication Capstone II

3 credits

Research class (select one) - 3 credits

BRCT 4350/BRCT 8356Media Communication Research

3 credits

Or

JOUR 3300Social Media Metrics

3 credits

Communication Studies (SPCH) classes (select two with advisor) - 6 credits

Public Relations/Advertising Sequence (21 credits)

JOUR 4250Public Relations Writing

3 credits

JOUR 3500Publication Design and Graphics

3 credits

JOUR 3620Principles of Creative Advertising

3 credits

JOUR 3230/JOUR 8236Principles of Public Relations

3 credits

JOUR/BRCT electives  (select two with adviser) - 6 credits

 

Critical-thinking class  (select one with adviser) - 3 credits

JOUR 3700Introduction to Visual Communication and Culture

3 credits

JOUR 4500/JOUR 8506Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3 credits

JOUR 4010/JOUR 8016History of Mass Communication

3 credits

JOUR 4400/JOUR 8406Mass Media Ethics

3 credits

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3 credits

BRCT 4380/BRCT 8386Film Theory and Criticism

3 credits

BRCT 4310/BRCT 8316Political Broadcasting

3 credits

JOUR 4260/JOUR 8266Media Relations

3 credits

Journalism Sequence (21 credits)

JOUR 3270Public Affairs Reporting

3 credits

Choose one of the following two courses:

JOUR 2150News Writing and Reporting

3 credits

BRCT 3030Radio and TV News Writing

3 credits

JOUR advanced writing and editing classes (select two with advisor) - 6 credits
JOUR 2160News Editing

3 credits

JOUR 3400Magazine Article Writing

3 credits

JOUR 3220Critical Writing for the Mass Media

3 credits

JOUR 4220/JOUR 8226Literary Journalism

3 credits

JOUR/BRCT electives (select two with advisor) - 6 credits

Critical-thinking class (select one with adviser) - 3 credits
JOUR 3700Introduction to Visual Communication and Culture

3 credits

JOUR 4500/JOUR 8506Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3 credits

JOUR 4010/JOUR 8016History of Mass Communication

3 credits

JOUR 4400/JOUR 8406Mass Media Ethics

3 credits

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3 credits

BRCT 4380/BRCT 8386Film Theory and Criticism

3 credits

BRCT 4310/BRCT 8316Political Broadcasting

3 credits

Creative Media Sequence (21 credits)

BRCT 2320Television Production I

3 credits

BRCT 2370Radio/Audio I

3 credits

BRCT 4100Role of the Producer

3 credits

And Either

BRCT 3320Video Field and Studio Production

3 credits

Or

BRCT 3370Radio/Audio II

3 credits

JOUR/BRCT electives (select two with adviser) - 6 credits

Critical-thinking class (select one with adviser) - 3 credits
JOUR 3700Introduction to Visual Communication and Culture

3 credits

JOUR 4500/JOUR 8506Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3 credits

JOUR 4010/JOUR 8016History of Mass Communication

3 credits

JOUR 4400/JOUR 8406Mass Media Ethics

3 credits

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3 credits

BRCT 4380/BRCT 8386Film Theory and Criticism

3 credits

BRCT 4310/BRCT 8316Political Broadcasting

3 credits

 

Second Field of Concentration for BSC Degree for Journalism and Media Communication Majors


The second field of concentration is required for the Bachelor of Science in Communication (BSC) degree. Journalism and media communication majors pursuing the BSC should complete 15 hours of courses (including at least six hours of 3000- or 4000-level courses) in one department or academic program, or related courses from various departments or academic programs other than journalism and media communication. Journalism and media communication majors may have a second field of concentration in communication studies by completing 12 hours of SPCH courses (six hours of which must be at the 3000- or 4000-level), in addition to the six hours of SPCH courses already required for the journalism and media communication major. The course used to fulfill the general education oral communication competency (SPCH 1110 or SPCH 2120) cannot count toward the second field of concentration in communication studies.