Student Media

Journalism Minor

Dr. Jennifer Brubaker, coordinator.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers an 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.

Requirements for a Minor in Journalism

To earn a minor in journalism requires completion of 21 hours, including 9 hours of core courses, 6 hours of communication studies electives and 6 hours of English electives.

Core

  • ENG 202 - Introduction to Journalism
  • ENG 204 - Introduction to Professional Writing
  • COM 361 - Media Law and Ethics

Communication Studies Electives

  • COM 265 - Communication Media
  • COM 268 - Broadcast Journalism I
  • COM 280 - Introduction to Digital Media Production
  • COM 283 - Digital Audio I
  • COM 302 - Applied Qualitative Research
  • COM 351 - Media and Politics
  • COM 368 - Broadcast Journalism II
  • COM 380 - Field Video Production I
  • COM 382 - Studio Video Production I
  • COM 383 - Digital Audio II
  • COM 465 - Media, Cultures, and Society
  • COM 480 - Field Video Production II
  • COM 482 - Studio Video Production II

English Electives

  • ENG 301 - International Journalism
  • ENG 302 - Journalism Workshop
  • ENG 305 - Professional Review Writing
  • ENG 306 - Essay Writing
  • ENG 310 - Editing for Journalism and Mass Media
  • ENG 311 - Professional Magazine Writing
  • ENG 313 - Writing about Sciences
  • ENG 314 - Digital Composing
  • ENG 315 - Topics in Writing and Rhetoric
  • ENG 319 - Document Design
  • ENG 322 - Language and Meaning
  • ENG 498 - Internship in Writing

Additional Information

A minimum grade of “C” (2.00) is required in all courses counted toward the journalism minor, and the cumulative grade point average in these courses must be at least 2.50.

Some courses listed above have prerequisites or other entry requirements. Other courses may be counted toward the minor if approved by the program coordinator. Courses taken to fulfill the communication studies major cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the journalism minor requirements. Courses taken to fulfill the communication studies major cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the journalism minor requirements.