Communication Studies

Journalism Minor

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a 21-hour interdisciplinary minor in journalism to provide students with a variety of courses that prepare them for careers in print and broadcast journalism. Students acquire a basic knowledge of the journalism industry in courses offered by the Department of Communication Studies and develop writing and editing skills through courses offered by the Department of English.

Journalism Minor

Core (9 hours)

ENG 202 Introduction to Journalism
ENG 204 Introduction to Technical Writing
COM 361 Media Law and Ethics

COM Electives:
(choose two courses for 6-hour total)

COM 265 Media, Culture and Society I
COM 268 Broadcast Journalism I
COM 280 Introduction to Digital Video Production
COM 283 Digital Audio I
COM 302 Applied Qualitative Research
COM 351 Media and Politics
COM 380 Field Video Production I
COM 382 Studio Video Production I
COM 383 Digital Audio II
COM 465 Media, Culture and Society II
COM 480 Field Video Production II
COM 482 Studio Video Production II

ENG Electives:

ENG 301 International Journalism
ENG 302 Journalism Workshop
ENG 305 Professional Review Writing
ENG 306 Essay Writing
ENG 310 Theory and Practice of Editing
ENG 311 Professional Magazine Writing
ENG 313 Writing About Sciences
ENG 314 Writing and Technology
ENG 315 Topics in Writing and Rhetoric
ENG 319 Document Design
ENG 322 Language and Meaning
ENG 498 Internship in Writing

  • Other courses may be counted toward the minor if approved by the program coordinator.
  • Courses taken to fulfill the Communication Studies major May not be used to fulfill requirements for the Journalism minor requirements.
  • A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required in all courses counted toward the Journalism minor, and the cumulative grade point average in these courses must be at least 2.5.
  • Some courses listed above have prerequisites or other entry requirements.

For additional information or assistance:

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Brubaker
Associate Professor & Journalism Minor Co-coordinator
Department of Communication Studies
Leutze Hall #236

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