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Curriculum requirements

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​The Journalism minor is open to all majors. Many of our courses count toward both the minor plus other degree requirements. This helps you maximize your credits to their fullest extent. 

English majors and Communication majors can count up to four courses toward both their major and toward the Journalism minor.

Students in other majors can take an English course (ENGL 307 or 308 or 309 or 409) or a Communication course (COMM 329) that counts toward both the Journalism minor and the College Second Writing requirement.

JOUR 301 counts toward both the Journalism minor and the university/college History & Cultural Change requirement.

Coursework in the minor must include at least two courses outside a student's major.

You can declare Journalism as a minor at any time during your academic career.  We encourage you to declare as early as possible to take advantage of classes that have reserved seats for Journalism minors.

Note that the university requires a minimum grade of  C- or better in all courses in a student's major or minor. 

Required & Elective Courses

Required

​JOUR 301: Journalism in a Free Society:  (Prerequisite: ENGL 110. Students need to earn a grade of "B" or higher in ENGL 110 before taking JOUR 301. Notes: JOUR301 satisfies the University breadth requirement, Group B, History and Cultural Change); JOUR 301 is a prerequisite for JOUR 425.

Either ENGL 307 or COMM 329:

ENGL 307: News Writing and Editing:  (Prerequisite: ENGL 110. Notes: Satisfies A&S writing requirement. ENGL 307 is a prerequisite for several ENGL courses listed below: 308, 309, 310, 407, and 408.)

​COMM 329: Broadcast Newswriting  (No prerequisite. Note: Section satisfies A&S writing requirement.)

Either ENGL 308 or COMM 326 :

​ENGL 308: Reporter's Practicum  (Prerequisite: ENGL 307. Notes: Satisfies A&S writing requirement.)

COMM 326: Field Television Production (No prerequisite. Note: Satisfies the University discovery learning requirement)

Three of the following courses:

COMM 245: Media and Society (No prerequisite)

COMM301: Introduction to Communication Research Methods. (Prerequisite: COMM 256, or COMM 245 or COMM 330. Not open to freshmen.)

COMM/POSC 340: Politics and the Media  (No prerequisite)

COMM/LEST 345: Legal Issues of the Mass Media  (No prerequisite)

COMM 418: Topics in Mass Communication  (No prerequisite)

COMM/POSC 425: Advanced Topics in Politics and Broadcast Journalism  (COMM 324 suggested prerequisite)

COMM 427: Broadcast News  (No prerequisite. Not open to COMI majors.)

Either ECON 100 or ECON 101 (students cannot count both toward JOUR minor)

ECON 100: Economic Issues and Policies  (No prerequisite.  May not be taken for credit after taking ECON 101 or 103.  No majors within Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, HRIM or MIS may receive credit for this course.  See Note #2 below.)

or

​ECON 101: Introduction to Microeconomics: Supply and demand concepts, issues such as government regulation and environmental problems. (Prerequisite or corequisite: One of the following: MATH 114, 115, 117, 221, 241, 242, 243.)

ENGL 309: Feature and Magazine Writing  (Prerequisite: ENGL 307 or permission of instructor. Satisfies A&S writing requirement.)

ENGL 406: Nonfiction Workshop  (Prerequisite: ENGL 305 or 309 or permission of instructor)

ENGL 407: Investigative Reporting  (Prerequisite: ENGL 307)

ENGL 408: Sports Writing  (Prerequisite: ENGL 307 or permission of instructor)

ENGL 409: Topics in Journalism (Prerequisite: ENGL 110. Satisfies A&S writing requirement. May be taken twice when topics vary.)

ENGL 414: Editing. (Prerequisite: ENGL 110)

ENGL 416: Designing Online Information. (Prerequisite: ENGL 110. Satisfies A&S writing requirement.)

JOUR 311: Multimedia Journalism  (No prerequisite.  Open to JOUR minors only.)

JOUR 425: ​Ethics and Issues in Journalism  (Prerequisite JOUR 301)

JOUR 464: ​Internship in Journalism  (Open to JOUR minors only. Satisfies the university Discovery Learning Experience requirement.)

Important requirement notes

 

  1. All students must complete at least two courses outside of COMM courses or ENGL courses.
  2. Either ECON 100 or ECON 101 count toward the Journalism minor, not both.
  3. ENGL 409 (Topics in Journalism) may be counted toward the minor a maximum of two times when topics vary.

 

 

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