In consultation with their advisers, students who are majoring in another discipline may pursue a minor in journalism. Because journalism is a popular career choice for students in other units—art and art history, business, communication, English, sociology, women and gender studies, and other fields in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Media, Communication and Information, and the Leeds School of Business—we offer an 18-credit hour journalism minor (six courses) with the courses and options listed under the Requirements tab.
Students must complete 18 credit hours of coursework toward the minor with a grade of C- or better and an overall GPA in the minor of 2.0. Students may apply no more than six credit hours of transfer work, including three hours of upper-division credit.
Students will take two required courses, JRNL 1000 and JRNL 2000, which will introduce them to a range of possible interests from broadcasting to print and online media to digital and emerging media and writing for the media. After successfully completing JRNL 1000 and 2000, students should select one 2000-level course and three 3000- or 4000-level journalism courses.
Students may emphasize conceptual and theory courses, may select skills courses that help to prepare them for possible careers, or complete a combination of the two. Students in the minor may take up to three credits of independent study and three credits of internship. Students may apply no more than six credit hours of transfer work, including three hours of upper-division credit.
Students may not use the same JRNL course for the JRNL major or minor and the sports media minor with the exception of JRNL 3804.
Required Courses and Credits
|JRNL 1000||Principles of Journalism and Networked Communication||3|
|JRNL 2000||Writing for the Media||3|
|Select one 2000-level JRNL course from the following:||3|
|Fundamentals of Reporting Technologies|
|Race and Sports Journalism|
|Journalism Ethics and History in Film|
|Media Coverage of Diverse Populations|
|Select three 3000- or 4000-level JRNL courses||9|
|Concepts in Visual Culture|
|Critical Perspectives on Journalism|
|Covering Political Campaigns|
|History of Broadcasting|
|History of Digital Journalism|
|History of Documentary Film|
|History of Journalism|
|Sociology of News|
|Social Media Storytelling|
|Principles of Audio Production|
|Digital Video Production I|
|Media Law and Ethics|
|Digital Video Production 2|
|Principles of Media Relations|
|Video Documentary Production|
|Reporting Wars, Conflict and Peace|
|Video News Reporting|
|News and Public Perception|
|Journalism and Social Identity|
|International Media and Global Crises|
|Total Credit Hours||18|