Journalism Major News Editorial Option Major, 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 330||MASS NEWS MEDIA||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|
|JRNM 490||SENIOR 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|
|EASTERNER STAFF LEADERSHIP (this course is repeatable for credit)|
|NON-FICTION WRITING PROJECTS|
|Required Supporting Course||4-5|
|GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS|
or ENGL 464
|GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION|
|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.)|
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.