Journalism

The journalism major is designed to teach students how to successfully gather and present news in a variety of mediums, including print, television, radio and online. Students learn the elements of journalism through a combination of hands-on interviewing and writing activities and more theoretical classroom discussions of law, ethics and best practices of journalists.

Major Requirements (18 hrs.)

  • COM 201 Journalistic Writing - 3 hrs.
  • COM 215 Basic Reporting - 3 hrs.
  • COM 225 Visual Storytelling - 3 hrs.
  • COM 330 Communication Law and Ethics - 3 hrs.
  • COM 360 Digital Journalism - 3 hrs.
  • COM 425 Advanced Reporting - 3 hrs.

Electives (12 hrs.)

One course (3 hrs.) from:

  • COM 315 Intercultural Communication Theory - 3 hrs.
  • COM 386 Media, Race, and Gender - 3 hrs.
  • COM 415 Global Media Systems - 3 hrs.

Three courses (9 hrs.) from:

  • ART 228 Basic Digital Photography - 3 hrs.
  • COM 204 Audio Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 307 News Feature Writing - 3 hrs.
  • COM 310  Broadcast News Reporting and Writing - 3 hrs.
  • COM 314 Introduction to Video: Studio Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 323 Newspaper Editing and Design 3
  • COM 335 Introduction to Video: Field Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 340 Magazine Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 345 Photojournalism & Documentary Photography - 3 hrs.
  • COM 365 Digital Photography - 3 hrs.
  • COM 414 Advanced Video - Studio Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 435 Advanced Video - Field Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 494 Communication Expedition - 1–3 hrs.
  • COM 495 Communication Internship - 1–3 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Major: 39