Minor in Journalism

Catalog Year: 2024-2025


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 203 Introduction to Journalism 3
COMM 351 News Writing and Reporting 3
COMM 352 News Editing 3
COMM 369 Multimedia Storytelling 3
COMM 475 Journalism Law 3
Total Credits 15


Please select one of the following 3
Introduction to Media Production
Writing across the Media
Broadcast Journalism
Feature Writing
Sports Writing and Reporting
Political Journalism
Special Topics in Journalism
Internship in Communication (take for 3 credits) 1
Free Speech and Ethics (Mason Core)
Total Credits 3

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