Communication
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.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Core Courses

COMM 303 Writing across the Media 3
COMM 351 News Writing and Reporting 3
or COMM 352 News Editing: Print and Beyond
COMM 361 Online Journalism 3
or COMM 453 Multimedia Journalism
COMM 475 Journalism Law 3
Total Credits 12

Electives

Select two from the following: 6
Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to Media Production
News Writing and Reporting 1
News Editing: Print and Beyond 1
Broadcast Journalism
Online Journalism 1
Feature Writing
Sports Writing and Reporting
Business and Economic Journalism
Political Journalism
Special Topics in Journalism
Internship in Communication (take for 3 credits) 2
Multimedia Journalism 1
Free Speech and Ethics (Mason Core)
History of Journalism
Total Credits 6
1

Only if not taken as a required course.

2

When relevant, may be taken as elective with prior written approval of the director of the minor.

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