Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Journalism Major, B.A./B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Journalism Major, B.A./B.S.

37 hours plus 6 hours of Cognates; C or better required in all courses; 2.25 major GPA required

Journalism prepares students for the world of news and information gathering, writing, editing, photography, design, and publishing for print, electronic broadcast, and online media. Students learn journalism skills along with professional values and ethical standards in courses where both convergence and diversity are emphasized. Graduates succeed in any field where writing and a command of the language are needed.

Required Foundation and Advanced Communications Core (10 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
COMM 192 - Introduction to Mass Communication

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
COMM 494 - Mass Communication Law and Ethics
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
COMM 495 - Mass Communication Research
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
COMM 497 - Career Planning and Professional Development
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 1

Required Visual, Design and Copyediting Sequence (6 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
JRN 273 - Digital Photography
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3

 

JRN 374 - Internet Communications or
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
JRN 386 - Editing and Layout
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3

Required Reporting, Writing, and Editing Sequence (9 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
JRN 281 - Basic Reporting
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
JRN 381 - Advanced Reporting

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
JRN 481 - Reporting Public Affairs
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Required Convergence Course (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
JRN 388 - Online Journalism
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Communications Electives (9-10 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ADV 347 - Advertising Copywriting

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
COMM 477 - Comparative Structures of Mass Media in a Global Community
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 180 - Journalism Workshop (one hour/semester, up to three hours total)
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 1
JRN 371 - Advanced Photography
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 374 - Internet Communications
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
JRN 383 - Editorial Writing
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 384 - Feature Writing
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 386 - Editing and Layout
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
JRN 400 - Independent Study in Journalism (up to three hours total)
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-3
JRN 473 - Photojournalism
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 484 - Literary Journalism
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 488 - Digital Storytelling
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 489 - Internship in Journalism
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-3
JRN 496 - Media Ethics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
PRL 362 - Writing for Public Relations

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
RTV 255 - Media Production
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3

NOTE:  Some upper-level courses are offered alternating years.

Mass Communication Majors, Ethnic Cultures Cognate (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

Journalism majors may also select JRN 496 - Media Ethics

 

ADV 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

(approved ADV 499 topic: Advertising & Cultural Perceptions)

ANTH 111 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Culture; World Language and Culture-BS; Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
ANTH 326 - Peoples of Africa
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
CMST 308 - Rhetoric and Diversity

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
Credits: 3
CMST 317 - Intercultural Communication

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Spring, even-numbered years; Summer, even-numbered years
Credits: 3
COMM 477 - Comparative Structures of Mass Media in a Global Community
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
COMM 486 - Diversity in Mass Media
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
Credits: 3
ENG 231 - African American Literature

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 330 - Ethnic Literature in America

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
HIST 385 - History of Africa since 1800
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
HIST 400 - Topics in American History Seminar: African Americans U.S.
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

(approved JRN 499 topics: Covering Diverse Cultures; Diversity & Mass Media)

LIBA 497 - Capstone Studies
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

(approved LIBA 497 topics: Racism in America; Art & Diversity/20th Cent; Hawaii/New Zealand)

PRL 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

(approved PRL 499 topic: PR in a Global Community)

RTV 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

(approved RTV 499 topic: Race, Ethnicity & the Media)

SOC 370 - Seminar in Sociology
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

(approved SOC 370 topics: Globalization; Hate Groups/Hate Crimes; Race, Class, Gen-Pop Culture)

SOC 421 - Race and Ethnicity
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
  • WLC 337X, African Diaspora/Latin America Credits / Units: 3
  • Mass Communication Majors, Gender Studies Cognate (3 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    CMST 402 - Gender, Communication, and Culture
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years
    Credits: 3
    CMST 430 - Seminar in Rhetoric Seminar in GLBT Rhetoric
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3
    COMM 486 - Diversity in Mass Media
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
    Credits: 3
    CMST 499 - Special Topics in Communication Studies
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3

    (approved CMST499 topic: Rhetoric of Family & Gender)

    ENG 288 - Introduction to Women in Literature

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ENG 387 - Women's Literature and Gender Issues: 19th- and 20th-Century Theory
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    GNDR 111 - Intro to Gender Studies

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Embedded Experience-Diversity.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    GNDR 333 - Perspectives on Gender
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    GNDR 449 - Seminar in Gender Studies: Special Topics /PHIL 361  (Queer Theory) or GNDR 449 (GLBT Discourse)
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    HIST 311 - Women and Gender in America
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3
    HIST 498 - Senior Seminar in American History

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience - Writing


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3

    (approved HIST498 topic: Women/Gender to 1920)

    JRN 499 - Special Topics
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3

    (approved JRN 499 topic: Diversity & Mass Media)

    LIBA 497 - Capstone Studies
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3

    (approved LIBA497 topic: Women, Art & Society)

    PHIL 364 - Gender and Philosophy
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3
    PSY 381 - Psychology of Gender
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    RTV 499 - Special Topics
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3

    (approved RTV 499 topic: Media & Female Athletes)

    SOC 370 - Seminar in Sociology
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3

    (approved SOC 370 topics: Hate Groups/Hate Crimes; Race, Class, Gen-Pop Culture; Gender at Work; Women & Work)

    SOC 431 - Gender and Society
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3

    Additional Information

    An internship in the print or electronic media and work on the campus newspaper, The Shield, is highly recommended.

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