Journalism Major News Editorial Option Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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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 100EASTERNER STAFF3
JRNM 330MASS NEWS MEDIA5
JRNM 332NEWS WRITING5
JRNM 333ADVANCED NEWS WRITING5
JRNM 341REPORTING5
JRNM 349PHOTOJOURNALISM4
JRNM 351THE LAW OF JOURNALISM4
JRNM 442ADVANCED REPORTING5
JRNM 475EDITING AND PUBLISHING4
JRNM 490SENIOR CAPSTONE: CRITICAL WRITING ((or other approved Senior Capstone))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 (5)
EASTERNER STAFF LEADERSHIP (this course is repeatable for credit)
NON-FICTION WRITING PROJECTS
DIRECTED STUDY
Required Supporting Course4-5
PUBLICATION DESIGN
GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS
GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
Elective Courses 8
MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY
ADVANCED PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY
PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
DESKTOP PUBLICATION DESIGN
NON-FICTION WRITING PROJECTS (Students may not use JRNM 480 to meet both the expertise requirement and an elective.)
Total Credits61-62

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • write in both report and feature story forms;
  • understand local government and the public policy process;
  • be a critical and analytical observer of the American public policy process;
  • know how to observe and write efficiently and clearly about public events and public issues.