Courses

Journalism Major Graduation Requirements Summary

  • Journalism required courses: 32 credit hours
  • Concentration requirements: 19 credit hours
    • Convergent Journalism concentration is designed for the student who desires to work in news either in print, online, TV, radio or any combination.
    • Public Relations concentration is designed for the student who desires to work for a ministry, company, public relations firm or in a similar field.
  • Support field or minor: 16-18 credit hours

Total: 128

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
COM-2320 Theories of Mass Media 3
COM-2510 Media History 3
JOUR-1000 Introduction to Media Writing 3
JOUR-2000 Introduction to Reporting 3
JOUR-3100 Media Law 3
JOUR-3150 Media Ethics 2
JOUR-3605 Writing and Design for Web/Mobile Media 3
JOUR-3650 Networked Audience 3
JOUR-4650 Designing Solutions for New Audiences 3
JOUR-4950 Internship 6

Convergent Journalism Concentration

Requirements (7)

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
JOUR-3310 Advanced Newswriting & Reporting for Broadcasting 3
JOUR-3320 Advanced Newswriting & Reporting for Print 3
JOUR-3900 Practicum in Journalism (repeatable for up to 2 credits) 1

Convergent courses from the following (6)

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
JOUR-3350 Television News Production 3
JOUR-3420 Editing and Design 3
JOUR-3600 Computer Assisted Reporting 3

Electives from the following (6)

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
EMTC-1120 Audio Production 3
EMCT-3350 Documentary Films 3
EMTC-3360 Documentary Film-style Production I 3
EMTC-3611 Web Analytics 3
JOUR-4420 Feature Writing 3
JOUR-4600 Magazine Writing 3
JOUR-4610 Photojournalism 3
JOUR-4620 Investigative Reporting 3

Public Relations Concentration

Requirements (13)

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
JOUR-2500 Introduction to Public Relations 3
JOUR-3500 Public Relations Principles and Writing 3
JOUR-3550 Advanced Public Relations Writing 3
JOUR-4500 Public Relations Campaigns 3
JOUR-4550 Practicum in Public Relations  1

Electives from the following (6)

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
COM-3230 Organizational Communication 3
COM-3810 Speechwriting for the Professional 3
COM-4060 Organizational Leadership 3
MRKT-3600 Principles of Marketing 3
JOUR-4820 Special Topics in Public Relations 3