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 330PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM5
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 Course (choose one)5
PUBLICATION DESIGN
GRAMMAR FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
GRAMMAR FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
GRAMMAR FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
Elective Courses 8
MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING
PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY
ADVANCED PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY
DESKTOP PUBLICATION DESIGN
NON-FICTION WRITING PROJECTS (Students may not use JRNM 480 to meet both the expertise requirement and an elective.)
Total Credits62

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • conduct research and verify reporting to provide citizens the journalistic truth they need to be self-governing;
  • write clearly, correctly and concisely about public events and public policy in journalistic styles appropriate for multiple platforms;
  • evaluate their work and that of others for accuracy, fairness, clarity, grammatical correctness and Associated Press style;
  • analyze and apply the principles of journalism and the laws of freedom of speech and the press in the United States;
  • use current journalism tools and technologies effectively to serve audiences of digital and print news organizations.