Bachelor of arts in journalism

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Effective Fall 2013

Journalism students in the Bachelor of Arts degree program must complete the following courses for a total of 30 credits.

Core Courses (21 credits):

JRN 200 - Basics of Journalism
JRN 201 - Reporting and Writing
JRN 225 - Multimedia Journalism
JRN 300 - News Writing
JRN 301 - The News Media in America
JRN 351 - Media Law and Ethics
JRN 375 - Courts and Crime or JRN 497 Journalism Internship 

Journalism Electives (9 credits):

To complete the 30 credits, students select three journalism elective courses for 9 credits. Of these, a maximum of 9 credits may be for work as interns.

Journalism Elective Courses (select THREE):

JRN 210 - Broadcast News
JRN 230 - Fundamentals of Public Relations
JRN 240 - Race and the News
JRN 260 - Anthropology of Media
JRN 270 - Introduction to Photojournalism
JRN 302 - Political Reporting
JRN 304 - Sports Reporting
JRN 305 - News Editing
JRN 306 - News Design and Desktop Publishing
JRN 311 - Television News Workshop
JRN 320 - Writing Magazine Articles I
JRN 321 - Magazine Editing and Production
JRN 322 -Literary Journalism 
JRN 330 - Public Relations Workshop
JRN 340 - Journalism Workshop I
JRN 350 - American Journalism History
JRN 400 - Investigative Journalism
JRN 410 - Television News Documentary II
JRN 420 - Writing Magazine Articles II
JRN 440 - Journalism Workshop II
JRN 497 - Journalism Internship
JRN 499 - Independent Study 

Students in the B.A. degree program must plan a minor in another field or may consider a double major.

Journalism LEP Requirements

Students in the B.A. degree program must also complete the Liberal Education Program requirements (48 credits). Included in the LEP requirements for journalism students are completion of:

JRN 135 - Journalism Technology (Tier 1, TF)
JRN 101 - The Media: Freedom & Power (Tier 2, AE)
JRN 490 - Journalism Capstone (Tier 3)

* Students should consult their degree evaluation in Banner and meet with their adviser to confirm all degree requirements.