Journalism: News Editorial Major Option , Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Students working toward the BA degree may either major or minor in journalism.
The Journalism major candidate must earn a minor in some other field chosen with the approval of the Journalism advisor. All minors considered. The following minors are pre-approved: Business, Communication Studies, Computer Science, English, Political Science & International Studies, History, Humanities, Psychology, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning, Visual Communication Design.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
|Required Core Courses|
|JRNM 100||EASTERNER STAFF||3|
|JRNM 209||MEDIA WRITING (students must complete this course with a grade ≥B.)||5|
|JRNM 330||PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM||5|
|JRNM 332||NEWS WRITING||5|
|JRNM 333||ADVANCED NEWS WRITING||5|
|JRNM 351||THE LAW OF JOURNALISM||4|
|JRNM 442||ADVANCED REPORTING||5|
|JRNM 475||EDITING AND PUBLISHING||4|
|Choose from the following–a minimum of 5 credits designed to extend the student's practical expertise in some field of communication-to be selected in consultation with a Journalism advisor.||5|
|INTERNSHIP (this course is repeatable for credit)|
|EASTERNER STAFF LEADERSHIP (this course is repeatable for credit)|
|NON-FICTION WRITING PROJECTS|
|DIRECTED STUDY (this course is repeatable for credit)|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|JRNM/TCOM 305||PRINT LAYOUT AND CONTENT DESIGN||5|
|JRNM/ENGL/TCOM 309||GRAMMAR FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITERS||5|
|Elective Courses–choose from the following||8|
|INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY|
|ADVANCED PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY|
|MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING|
|PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING|
|NON-FICTION WRITING PROJECTS (students may not use JRNM 480 to meet both the expertise requirement and an elective)|
|Senior Capstone Requirement|
|JRNM 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE: CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN JOURNALISM||4|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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analyze and apply the principles of journalism and the laws of freedom of speech and the press in the United States;
conduct research and verify reporting to provide citizens the journalistic truth they need to be self-governing;
evaluate their work and that of others for accuracy, fairness, clarity, grammatical correctness and Associated Press style;
use current journalism tools and technologies effectively to serve audiences of digital and print news organizations;
write clearly, correctly and concisely about public events and public policy in journalistic styles appropriate for multiple platforms.