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Journalism Minor

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The minor in Journalism provides students with a knowledge of the history of journalism; an awareness of the role of media in society and of journalistic ethics; and the practical skills necessary in any journalistic process, including techniques of gathering & reporting news, news writing & editing skills, and publication lay-out and design. In addition, students may elect a course in such areas as photography or web journalism, which can enhance journalistic training. An important component of the Journalism minor is the opportunity to practice skills learned in the classroom through journalism workshops and internships with the Student Publications Office or local newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations. The minor encourages a hand-on approach with students actively engaged in the production of Move, the independent student newspaper, and the annual literary journal Raise Up.

REQUIRED COURSES (18 CREDITS)

JRNL 310 Article & Feature Writing
JRNL 312 Technology in Writing & Multimedia Communication
JRNL 314 Technical Writing                          
JRNL 316 Internet Journalism
JRNL 410 Editing & News Design
JRNL 490/491 Internship

*JRNL 210 Intro to News Writing is a pre-requisite for all 300-level JRNL courses.

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