Journalism and Media Communication

The major in journalism and media communication requires a minimum of 60 credits, plus 15 credits in a second field of study 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). Note: journalism and media communication courses may also be listed under the former course prefixes, JOUR and BRCT.


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

JMC 1500Introduction to Journalism and Media Communication

3 credits

This class may also be used for social science credits

JMC 2000Information Literacy for Communication Professionals

3 credits

JMC 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3 credits

JMC 2104Media Writing Lecture

1 credit

JMC 2200Media Storytelling I

3 credits

JMC 2300Media Storytelling II

3 credits

JMC 4960/CMST 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1 credit

JMC 4970/CMST 4970Internship Experience

1 credit

JMC 4410/JMC 8416Communication Law and Policy

3 credits

JMC 4450Journalism and Media Communication Capstone I

3 credits

JMC 4460Journalism and Media Communication Capstone II

3 credits

Research class - 3 credits

JMC 3350Media Communication Research

3 credits

Communication Studies (CMST) classes (select two with adviser) = 6 credits

Public Relations/Advertising Sequence (24 credits)

JMC 4250Strategic Writing for Public Relations and Advertising

3 credits

JMC 3500PR and Advertising Design

3 credits

JMC 3620Principles of Creative Advertising

3 credits

JMC 3230/JMC 8235Principles of Public Relations

3 credits

JMC electives (select two with adviser) = 6 credits

 

Critical-thinking classes (select two with adviser) = 6 credits

JMC 3700Introduction to Visual Communication and Culture

3 credits

JMC 4500/JMC 8506Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3 credits

JMC 4010/JMC 8016History of Mass Communication

3 credits

JMC 4400/JMC 8406Mass Media Ethics

3 credits

JMC 4920Media Literacy

3 credits

JMC 4380/JMC 8386Film Theory and Criticism

3 credits

JMC 4310/JMC 8316Media & Politics

3 credits

JMC 4260/JMC 8266Media Relations

3 credits

JMC 4240/JMC 8246Public Relations Case Studies

3 credits

JMC 4390/JMC 8396Media Management

3 credits

JMC 4040/JMC 8046Social Media Measurement and Management

3 credits

Journalism Sequence (24 credits)

JMC 2150News Writing and Reporting

3 credits

JMC 3030Electronic News Writing and Reporting

3 credits

JMC 3330Television News Video

3 credits

JMC advanced writing and editing classes (select one with adviser) = 3 credits

JMC 2160Editing Principles

3 credits

JMC 3400Magazine Article Writing

3 credits

JMC 3220Critical Writing for the Mass Media

3 credits

JMC 4220/JMC 8226Literary Journalism

3 credits

JMC 3270Public Affairs Reporting

3 credits

JMC electives (select two with adviser) = 6 credits

Critical-thinking classes (select two with adviser) = 6 credits

JMC 3700Introduction to Visual Communication and Culture

3 credits

JMC 4500/JMC 8506Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3 credits

JMC 4010/JMC 8016History of Mass Communication

3 credits

JMC 4400/JMC 8406Mass Media Ethics

3 credits

JMC 4920Media Literacy

3 credits

JMC 4380/JMC 8386Film Theory and Criticism

3 credits

JMC 4310/JMC 8316Media & Politics

3 credits

JMC 4260/JMC 8266Media Relations

3 credits

JMC 4240/JMC 8246Public Relations Case Studies

3 credits

JMC 4390/JMC 8396Media Management

3 credits

JMC 4040/JMC 8046Social Media Measurement and Management

3 credits

Creative Media Sequence (24 credits)

JMC 2320Video Field Production

3 credits

JMC 2370Radio/Audio I

3 credits

JMC 3320Video Field and Studio Production

3 credits

OR

JMC 3370Radio/Audio II

3 credits

JMC 4100Role of the Producer

3 credits

OR

JMC 4110Radio/Audio III

3 credits

JMC electives (select two with adviser) = 6 credits

Critical-thinking classes (select two with adviser) = 6 credits

JMC 3700Introduction to Visual Communication and Culture

3 credits

JMC 4500/JMC 8506Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3 credits

JMC 4010/JMC 8016History of Mass Communication

3 credits

JMC 4400/JMC 8406Mass Media Ethics

3 credits

JMC 4920Media Literacy

3 credits

JMC 4380/JMC 8386Film Theory and Criticism

3 credits

JMC 4310/JMC 8316Media & Politics

3 credits

JMC 4260/JMC 8266Media Relations

3 credits

JMC 4240/JMC 8246Public Relations Case Studies

3 credits

JMC 4390/JMC 8396Media Management

3 credits

JMC 4040/JMC 8046Social Media Measurement and Management

3 credits

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

A second field of study is required for the Bachelor of Science in Communication 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 study in communication studies by completing 12 hours of CMST (formerly SPCH) courses (six hours of which must be at the 3000- or 4000-level), in addition to the six hours of CMST courses already required for the journalism and media communication major. The course used to fulfill the general education oral communication competency (CMST 1110 or CMST 2120) cannot count toward the second field of study in communication studies.