In consultation with their advisers, students who are majoring in another discipline may pursue a minor in journalism.
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 want to emphasize conceptual and theory courses, may select skills courses that help to prepare them for possible careers, or complete a combination of the two.
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|
|Media Coverage of Diverse Populations|
|Select three 3000- or 4000-level JRNL courses from the following:||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|
|Editing and Presentation|
|Principles of Television Production|
|Media Law and Ethics|
|Principles of Media Relations|
|Reporting Wars, Conflict and Peace|
|News and Public Perception|
|International Media and Global Crises|
|Arts/Cultural Reporting and Criticism|
|Reporting on the Environment|
|Total Credit Hours||18|