Journalism Major — B.A.
James A. Rada, Professor and Chair
The Department of Journalism offers an integrated curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in journalism, law, and other professions. Multimedia and critical, analytical thinking are key components of the curriculum. Journalism students are taught online, video and print journalism, as well as First Amendment law, ethics and history in the liberal arts tradition.
|Second Language Requirement||0-12|
|Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) Requirements 1||29|
Total Credits must include 90 liberal arts credits and 60 credits outside the Park School
see ICC requirements for Park School
|GCOM 13000||Spark: Igniting your Future in Communications||1|
|JOUR 11100||Introduction to Journalism (ICC-CLA)||4|
|JOUR 11200||Investigative Journalism (ICC-CLA)||4|
|JOUR 21100||Visual Journalism||4|
|JOUR 21300||Journalism Ethics (ICC-CLA)||3|
|JOUR 25000||Journalism History||3|
|JOUR 31300||Journalism Law||3|
|JOUR 48000||Mobile and Social Media Journalism||4|
|JOUR 48800||Issues and the News (ICC-CLA)||3|
|Select TWO courses from:||6|
JOUR 39000-JOUR 39099
Selected Topics in Journalism 1
|British Media and Society|
|JOUR 48200||Narrative Journalism Workshop||4|
|or JOUR 48600||Documentary Journalism Workshop|
|Select a minor outside of the Roy H. Park School of Communications. 2||18-25|
|Journalism majors are required to learn a non-native language through the 20200 course level or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. 3||0-12|
TVR 35200 British Media and Society (only offered in London) will also satisfy this requirement. Selected Topics in Journalism (recent topics include: Entrepreneurial Journalism; Independent Media: Issues and Challenges; Media Literacy: Race, Gender and Ethnicity; Global Press Freedom & Security; Data-Driven Reporting).
Journalism majors are required to choose a minor outside of the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Journalism majors may not have a business minor without undertaking additional liberal arts courses. Total credits in the minor may not include communications courses, except for the communication courses in the culture and communication minor.
This may require up to four courses, depending on the level of proficiency demonstrated. American Sign Language may not be used to fulfill this requirement.