Journalism

The journalism minor, open to communication majors, strengthens your storytelling skills. You learn basic reporting techniques, then you can customize the minor with courses in feature writing, audio/video production, media law, digital media and other topics.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 12 hrs.

  • COM 201: Journalistic Writing - 3 hrs.
  • COM 215: Basic Reporting - 3 hrs.
  • COM 225: Visual Storytelling - 3 hrs.
  • COM 425: Advanced Reporting - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • COM 204: Audio Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 307: Feature Writing - 3 hrs.
  • COM 310: Broadcast News Reporting and Writing - 3 hrs.
  • COM 314: Intro to Video - Studio Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 323: Newspaper Editing and Design - 3 hrs.
  • COM 330: Comm Law and Ethics - 3 hrs.
  • COM 335: Intro to Video - Field Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 340: Magazine Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 345: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography - 3 hrs.
  • COM 360: Digital Journalism - 3 hrs.

Total hours: 18