The minor consists of 18 credits, beginning with the gateway course JOU 270, Introduction to Journalism. JOU 278, News Literacy, is a second required course and can be taken at any time. Students take 12 hours of elective credit, which can be drawn from upper level JOU courses or a list of courses in other departments across the College. Students may only count one elective toward another major or minor. Students may also take Journalism courses for general elective credit.
|Required Minor Courses|
|JOU 270||Introduction to Journalism *||3|
|JOU 278||News Literacy **||3|
|Select four additional Journalism Course Electives||12|
JOU 270 is a pre-requisite for advanced writing courses.
JOU 278 can be taken at any time.
Those completing the minor are encouraged to consider their specific interests and how best to prepare for opportunities in specialized journalism or writing. In that regard, two electives could come from upper-level, non-journalism interdisciplinary courses that would enable further specialized expertise (explanation below under electives). Pre-approval of such elective credits must be made by the director of journalism.
The practice of journalism, with its central role in American democracy and culture, requires students to tell compelling stories in a range of media. Increasingly, journalism is also a data-driven field, with some of the most important stories of our time based on the analysis of data. Students may pick one course from the following list to fulfill elective credit in Journalism. With approval of the director, students interested in tailoring the minor to a particular interest have the option of selecting a second interdisciplinary elective from the list below or choosing one upper-level course not listed below.
Please refer to departmental listings for more detail on each course.
|ART 114||Introduction to Film and Video Art||4|
|ART 119||Introduction to Photography||4|
|ART 120||Introduction to Digital Photography||4|
|ART 214||Film and Video Art: Site Specific||4|
|ART 224||Film and Video Art: Cyberspace||4|
|ART 229||Digital Photography||4|
|ART 232||Design Studio: Visualization of Ideas||4|
|COM 216||On-Camera Performance||3|
|COM 247||Foundations of Digital Media||3|
|COM 309||Visual Storytelling||3|
|COM 310||Advanced Digital Media||3|
|COM 365||Imagination Project||3|
|CRW 287||Creative Nonfiction Workshop||3|
|CRW 397||Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop||3|
|ENV 306||Topics in Environmental Studies||1-4|
|HST 367||Public History||3|
|WGS/ENT 326||Telling Women's Lives: Writing about Entrepreneurs, Activists, and Thought Leaders||3|
|WRI 210||Advanced Academic Writing||3|
|WRI 212||Literary Nofiction: Art of the Essay||3|
|WRI 320||Writing in and about Science: Scientists as Writers and Writers as Scientists||3|
|Computer, Technology and Information Literacy Courses|
|CSC 101||Overview of Computer Science||4|
|CSC 111||Introduction to Computer Science||4|
|CSC 321||Database Management Systems||3|
|CSC 322||Data Management and Analytics||3|
|CSC 361||Digital Media||3|
|CSC 363||Computer Graphics||3|
|Media, Democracy and Culture Courses|
|COM 245||Introduction to Mass Communication||3|
|COM 304||Freedom of Speech||3|
|COM 319||Media Ethics||3|
|HST 362||American Constitutional History||3|
|POL 217||Politics and the Mass Media||3|
|WGS 271||Making Sense of the News Through a Feminist Lens||1-3|