The Journalism (JOUR) major requires eleven courses.
- Departmental introductory course: COMM 1000: Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies (new) or COMM 1010 - Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
- JOUR 1701 - Introduction to Multimedia Journalism with Lab
- Journalism Ethics course (one of the following): COMC 3370 - Ethical Issues and the Media; JOUR 4750 - Values in the News; COMC 4360 - Community Ethics and Public Sphere; JOUR 4770 - Media Law and Journalism Ethics; or DTEM 4480: Digital Media & Public Responsibility
Social Construction of Journalism course: These are courses in Journalism and other majors that cover the role of journalism in society, including media law, journalism history, or the sociology of news. Any JOUR course numbered x76x may count toward this requirement, in addition to any other course on this list:
- JOUR 3760 - Journalist and the Law
- JOUR 4766 - TV News Innovators
- COMC 3340 - Freedom of Expression
- COMC 3350 - Media Law
- HIST 3515 - Media History from Gutenberg to Google
- POSC 3316 - Mass Media and American Politics
- Social Media course: JOUR 3776 - Social Media for Journalists; DTEM 2421 - Digital Production for New Media; DTEM 3476 - Social Media; or DTEM 3474 - Creative Explorations in Digital Media
- On-campus Journalism Practicum (any course numbered JOUR-474x)
- Three Intermediate/Advanced Journalism Reporting/Writing courses
- Two Journalism-related electives (any course with subject code JOUR or on an approved list)
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*To become a journalism major, a student must demontrate an earned cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better or receive written permission from the associate chair or chair of the department. In addition, no D-grade work will be credited toward the major or minor.
**Double majors may count up to two courses from another major within our department, excluding any course with a COMM designator.