Journalism, B.A.

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124 Overall Credits Required

LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 — Technological Fluency:
JRN 135 - Digital Media Skills

Tier 2 — American Experience:
JRN 101 - The Media: Freedom and Power

Tier 3 — Capstone:
JRN 490 - Capstone Seminar in Journalism

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

30 Credits Required

Requirements:
JRN 200 — Basics of Journalism
JRN 201 — Reporting and Writing
JRN 225 — Multimedia Journalism
JRN 300 — News Writing
JRN 301 — The News Media in America
JRN 351 — Media Law and Ethics

Select 3 credits from:

Select 9 credits from:

  • JRN 210 — Broadcast News
  • JRN 230 — Fundamentals of Public Relations
  • JRN 240 — Race and the News
  • JRN 260 — Anthropology of Media
  • JRN 270 — Introduction to Photojournalism
  • JRN 302 — Political Reporting
  • JRN 304 — Sports Reporting
  • JRN 305 — News Editing
  • JRN 306 — News Design and Desktop Publishing
  • JRN 311 —Television News Workshop
  • JRN 320 — Writing Magazine Articles I
  • JRN 321 — Magazine Editing and Production
  • JRN 322 — Literary Journalism
  • JRN 330 — Public Relations Workshop
  • JRN 340 — Journalism Workshop I
  • JRN 350 — American Journalism History
  • JRN 375 — Courts and Crime
  • JRN 400 — Investigative Journalism
  • JRN 410 —Television News Workshop II
  • JRN 420 — Writing Magazine Articles II
  • JRN 440 — Journalism Workshop II
  • JRN 497 — Journalism Internship
  • JRN 499 — Independent Study

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

18 Credits Required

Student must declare and complete the requirements for an 18 credit minor.

FREE ELECTIVES

Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).