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.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in journalism.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|COMM-271||Introduction to Journalism|
|Choose four of the following:*|
|COMM-261||History of Journalism|
|COMM-272||Reporting and Writing I|
|COMM-273||Reporting and Writing II|
|COMM-342||Communication Law and Ethics|
|COMM-361||Reporting in Specialized Fields|
|COMM-362||Law and Ethics of the Press|
* At least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
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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.
0535-482 Mass Communications
Electives—Choose four of the following:
0535-405 Information Gathering
0535-417 Newswriting II
0535-470 Law and Ethics of the Press
0535-472 News Editing
0535-532 Professional Writing