Journalism Major

JOURNALISM MAJOR

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Journalism major, students will be able to perform the following:

1. Identify basic terms of the profession and report, design, edit, and function within the climate of the newsroom (Content).

2. Use professionalism, leadership, and critical thinking skills related to the presentation of information (Critical Thinking).

3. Write in traditional news, feature, and opinion styles as well as literary methods and in public relations forms (Communication).

4. Demonstrate proficiency in journalism-related oral communication (Communication).

Program Outcomes

The program will produce graduates who will do the following:

1. Enter careers in journalism, media, mass communications, editing, public relations, publishing, and teaching where distinctive technological and verbal capabilities of precision and clarity in thinking, speaking, or writing are valued.

2. Exhibit professional practices and skills of journalism and communication, which include a process approach for writing, speaking, and producing.

3. Use technology to communicate effectively.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of a professional journalist.

5. Pursue advanced study at a graduate school or professional school.

 

Required courses for the major in Journalism

The major in Journalism consists of a minimum of thirty-six (36) credit hours.

 

Semester Plan

Included below is a sample semester-by-semester program for a major in Journalism. 

Course Sequencing

SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
200-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

SOPHOMORE YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
200-level Journalism  +
3
Social Science Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
300-level Journalism  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

JUNIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
300-level Journalism  +
3
300-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
400-level Journalism  +
3
400-level Journalism  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15-18

SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
400-level Journalism  +
3
400-level Journalism  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
General Elective (2 credits)  +
2
Sub-Total Credits
14

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor of Arts