Minor in Journalism
The minor degree in Journalism provides students with an understanding of the practice and profession of journalism. The minor introduces students to the history of journalism, the basics of media writing, and the contemporary landscape of journalistic forms. Students also sample from various practice courses to advance their skills as journalists.
Overview of Minor Requirements
- Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18
- GPA requirements to earn minor: Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.
- Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: Grade of “C” or higher required in all courses.
- Other requirements: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.
Core Course Requirements: 3 courses (9 credits)
|CMJ 111||Introduction to Journalism||3 credits|
|CMJ 136||Journalism Writing and Editing||3 credits|
|CMJ 211||Journalism and Media History||3 credits|
Elective Courses (Select nice credits from the following)
|CMJ 237||Journalism Across Platforms||4 credits|
|CMJ 261||Photographic Reporting and Storytelling||3 credits|
|CMJ 332||Public Affairs Reporting and Research||3 credits|
|CMJ 351||Audio and Video Production||4 credits|
|CMJ 361||Documentary Photography and Audio||3 credits|
|CMJ 434||Editorial and Opinion Writing||3 credits|
|CMJ 435||Feature Writing||3 credits|
|CMJ 484||Investigative Journalism||3 credits|
Internship or Practicum:
|CMJ 395||Journalism Across Platforms||1-3 credits|
|CMJ 495||Photographic Reporting and Storytelling||1-3 credits|
Topics courses (with advance approval from Department Chair):
|CMJ 391||Topics in Journalism||3 credits|