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Undergraduate Program - BA in Journalism

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

(CMJ Students must earn a B or better in CMJ 236 and pass a writing exam in order to continue as a journalism majors and obtain a C- or better in CMJ courses in order to count toward the major; WI = Writing Intensive.)

 

Core Course Requirements 3 courses (9 credits)

CMJ 211 Journalism Studies I: Introduction and History
CMJ 236 Journalism Writing and Editing (B or better) (WI)
CMJ 375 Journalism Studies 11: Law and Ethics
JOU Major Writing Exam

 

Professional Course Requirements 3 or more courses (9 or more credits)

CMJ 237 Journalism Across Platforms, 4 cr. (WI)
CMJ 332 Public Affairs Reporting and Research (WI)
CMJ 351 Multimedia Production, 4 cr.
CMJ 435 Feature Writing
CMJ 481 Digital Journalism, 4 cr. (if not capstone)
CMJ 484 Investigative Journalism (if not capstone)
CMJ 489 Seminar-Media Ethics and Issues (if not capstone)

 

Capstone Requirement: (select one; 3 or 4 credits)

CMJ 481 Digital Journalism
CMJ 484 Investigative Journalism
CMJ 489 Seminar-Media Ethics and Issues

 

Internship Requirements: (3 credits)

CMJ 395 Student Media Practicum
CMJ 495 Internship

 

Elective Requirements: (Up to 6 credits may be taken to complete 30 credits required)

CMJ 100 Introduction to Mass Communication
CMJ 107 Communication and the Environment
CMJ 245 Film Criticism and Theory
CMJ 261 Photographic Reporting and Storytelling
CMJ 314 International Mass Communication
CMJ 330 Copy Editing
CMJ 347 Argument and Critical Thinking
CMJ 361 Documentary Photography and Audio
CMJ 367 Public Relations
CMJ 370 Visual Communication
CMJ 376 Modes of Media Criticism
CMJ 380 Advertising, Media and Society
CMJ 391 Topics in Journalism
CMJ 403 Persuasion and Social Influence
CMJ 410 Social Influence of Mass Communication
CMJ 412 Electronic Media Management
CMJ 425 Health Campaigns
CMJ 460 Public Communication and Advocacy
CMJ 475 Sexualities in Mass Communication
CMJ 480 Media Theories and Research
CMJ 491 Topics in Journalism
CMJ 5xx with departmental approval

 


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