College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Journalism

Journalism provides a cross-platform foundation with a focus on reporting, research techniques and writing style unique to online, print, broadcast, social media and database journalism.

This minor is not available to communication majors pursuing a concentration in journalism.

For policies governing all minors, see the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Four required courses (12 credits)

COMM 303 - Writing across the Media Credits: 3

COMM 351 - News Writing and Reporting Credits: 3 or COMM 352 - News Editing: Print and Beyond Credits: 3

COMM 361 - Online Journalism Credits: 3

COMM 475 - Journalism Law Credits: 3

Two elective courses (6 credits) chosen from:

COMM 203 - Introduction to Journalism Credits: 3

COMM 351 - News Writing and Reporting Credits: 3 (if not taken as a required course)

COMM 352 - News Editing: Print and Beyond Credits: 3 (if not taken as a required course)

COMM 353 - Broadcast Journalism Credits: 3

COMM 370 - Feature Writing Credits: 3

COMM 371 - Sports Writing and Reporting Credits: 3

COMM 373 - Business and Economic Journalism Credits: 3

COMM 374 - Political Journalism Credits: 3

COMM 387 - Special Topics in Journalism Credits: 3

COMM 450 - Internship in Communication Credits: 3 (take 3 credits) When relevant, may be taken as elective with prior written approval of the director of the minor.

COMM 453 - Multimedia Journalism Credits: 3

COMM 454 - Free Speech and Ethics Credits: 3

COMM 455 - History of Journalism Credits: 3

Total: 18 credits

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