Undergraduate Course Catalog 2004-2005

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Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 39

The Print Journalism major is designed for students seeking careers requiring sophisticated writing and editing skills in such media as newspapers, magazines and print and electronic publishing, as well as corporate communications. Majors gain experience in all phases of the journalism process. Students develop skills in writing, reporting, editing, layout and design. They also develop technical skills in desktop publishing, photography, electronic publishing and use of the Internet. In addition, students develop an understanding of and appreciation for the legal and ethical issues surrounding the media in contemporary society. They also have the opportunity to work on The Flyer, the student newspaper.

I. Core Courses (33)
10-100 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
10-101 Information Search Strategies (3)
10-105 Introduction to Journalism (3)
10-125 Newswriting and Reporting (3)
10-200 Feature Writing (3)
10-320 Publications Design (3)
10-400 Mass Media Law (3)
10-410 Advanced Newswriting and Reporting (3)
10-456 Mass Media Research Methods (3)
10-480 Mass Media Ethics (3)
10-498 Internship (3)

II. Select (6) hours from the following courses:
10-260 Business and Professional Speaking (3)
10-291 Photojournalism (3)
10-322 Sports Communication (3)
10-330 Public Relations Writing (3)
10-335 Advertising Copywriting (3)
10-365 Broadcast Writing (3)
10-366 Broadcast Reporting (3)
10-368 Electronic Newsgathering (3)
10-370 Opinion Writing (3)
10-380 Multimedia Production I (3)
10-382 Web Design (3)
10-495 Journalism Practicum (1-3)
10-499 Independent Study (3)

III. The advanced writing requirement for the Journalism major is fulfilled by completion of Advanced Newswriting and Reporting (10-410) with a minimum grade of C.

IV. Majors are required to work on The Flyer (the student newspaper) for at least one semester.