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Bachelor of Arts — Major: Journalism and Media Studies

 

Core Requirements (Required of all Majors) 

Course

Description

Credits

JOUR 102

Grammar for Journalists (ACT Score Below 25 or SAT Score Below 570)

2

JOUR 105G

Media & Society

3

JOUR 110

Introduction to Mass Media Writing*

3

JOUR 201

Introduction to Multimedia

3

JOUR 210

Newswriting for Print & Internet

3

JOUR 493

Mass Communications Law

3

 

*Students must pass JOUR 102 or have an ACT score of 25+ or 570+ SAT score prior to enrolling in JOUR 110, Introduction to Mass Media Writing. 

Advanced Requirements

Students must complete 30 hours of non-core courses, including at least one course from each category listed below. Entry into courses is subject to successful completion of appropriate prerequisites. 

 

Category I: Introductory Professional Courses

Course

Description

Credits

JOUR 300

Introduction to Advertising

3

JOUR 302

Video Production

3

JOUR 310

Intermediate Reporting

3

JOUR 319

Introduction to Photography

3

JOUR 321

Media Graphic Design

3

JOUR 374

Principles of Public Relations

3

JOUR 407

Media Internship

1 to 3

JOUR 408

Media Practicum

1 to 3

 

Category II: Intermediate Professional Courses

Course

Description

Credits

JOUR 306

Feature Writing for Magazines and Newspaper

3

JOUR 312

Advertising Copywriting

3

JOUR 314

Broadcast Reporting

3

JOUR 315

News22

3

JOUR 317

News Editing

3

JOUR 320

Advanced Photojournalism

3

JOUR 330

Electronic News Gathering

3

JOUR 384

Branding and Storytelling

3

JOUR 425

Media Planning & Buying

3

 

Category III: Advanced / Capstone Professional Courses

Course

Description

Credits

JOUR 412

Documentary Photojournalism

3

JOUR 414

RTV Scriptwriting & Performance

3

JOUR 427

Multimedia Publishing

3

JOUR 476

Public Relations Campaigns

3

JOUR 490

Advertising Campaigns

3

 

 

Category IV: Mass Communications Courses

Courses

Description

Credits

JOUR 350

History of Mass Media

3

JOUR 377V

Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 380

Women & the Mass Media

3

JOUR 457

Social Media Management & Analytics

3

JOUR 460

Public Relations Promotion in Sports

3

JOUR 463

Strategic Communication for Social Change

3

JOUR 470

Strategic CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

3

JOUR 484

Public Opinion

3

JOUR 489

Mass Media Research

3

JOUR 494

Special Topics (Various topics semesterly)

3

JOUR 495

Mass Communications Theory

3

JOUR 499

Independent Study in Mass Communications (Special studies)

3