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Journalism Minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

The journalism minor provides students with a foundation in the professional study and practice of journalism. Courses offer a broad perspective that includes historical, legal, and ethical issues of specific concern to journalism, as well as learning and practice writing in a journalistic style for delivery across multiple media platforms. This minor is closed to students majoring in journalism.

Course
Required Courses
COMM-271 Introduction to Journalism
Electives
Choose four of the following:*
   COMM-261    History of Journalism
   COMM-263    Computer-Assisted Reporting
   COMM-272    Reporting and Writing I
   COMM-273    Reporting and Writing II
   COMM-274    News Editing
   COMM-361    Reporting in Specialized Fields
   COMM-362    Law and Ethics of the Press
   COMM-442    Professional Writing
   COMM-461    Multi-platform Journalism

* At least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher




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The journalism minor provides students with a foundation in the professional study and practice of journalism. It provides a broad perspective that includes an introduction to U.S. forms of mediated communication; historical, legal, and ethical issues of specific concern to journalism; and learning and practice in writing in a journalistic style. This minor is closed to students enrolled in the journalism program.

Required course:
0535-482 Mass Communications

ElectivesChoose four of the following:
0535-405 Information Gathering
0535-416 Newswriting
0535-417 Newswriting II
0535-470 Law and Ethics of the Press
0535-472 News Editing
0535-475 eJournalism
0535-532 Professional Writing