Journalism Minor

Minor - Journalism (Minor)

School of Journalism

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Core Courses

Rule: Must complete all of the following courses

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Show Description JRNL 100H - Media History and Literacy
Offered autumn. A survey of the history, development and role of the media in society, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, movies, recordings and the World Wide Web.  The course examines ethical, political, financial and other issues related to mass media.  Also included is an introduction to media literacy and critical thinking about the media and their messages.
3 Credits
Show Description JRNL 170 - Elements of News Writing
Offered Fall and Spring. Prereq. or Co-req., grade of C- or better in WRIT 101. Foundational course in the elements of news writing, with a focus on the style and conventions of writing for print, online and broadcast media.
3 Credits
Show Description JRNL 257 - Beginning Visual Journalism
Offered autumn and spring. This course provides an introduction to photo and video journalism using digital cameras. Students will learn the basics of editing still images with Photoshop and video with Final Cut Pro. Students will learn how to take compelling, content-driven photographs using light, composition and depth of field. Students will also learn about capturing quality video, audio and natural sound used to build video sequences. The overall emphasis is on visual storytelling.
3 Credits
Show Description JRNL 270 - Reporting
Offered autumn and spring. Fundamentals of interviewing, reporting, writing and audio editing of news stories for print, online and broadcast media.
3 Credits
Show Description JRNL 300 - First Amendmnt and Jrnalism La
Offered spring. Prereq., JOUR 270 and admission to professional program, or consent of instr. Overview of issues related to journalism and the law. Exploration of libel, privacy, prior restraints, access and other First Amendment questions along with ethical problems peculiar to media news gathering.
3 Credits
Show Description JRNL 400 - Ethics & Trends in News Media
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., senior standing in journalism or radio-television. Practical ethics case studies from print, online and broadcast media, as well as an examination of the trends that are shaping the evolving news media.
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 18 Total Credits Required

Additional courses

Note: Must complete 1 additional upper-division elective

Note: Must complete 1 additional upper-division elective