Select one of the following:
JRN 372 - International and Cross-cultural Mass Communication 3(3-0)
Analysis of indigenous and international media systems and their relationship to social, economic and political institutions. (University Program Group IV-A).
JRN 380 - Racial Diversity: Mass Media's Role 3(3-0)
Critical, historical examination of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and gender stereotypes in mass media. Self-portrayals by these groups using mass media. (Group IV-C)
Required Courses III (15 hours)
JRN 203 - Information Gathering for the Mass Media 3(3-0)
Acquiring, comprehending, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information by solving journalistic problems in a variety of cases and from multiple perspectives. Pre/Co-Requisite: JRN 202.
JRN 302 - Introduction to Graphics and Visual Communication 3(3-0)
Principles and techniques of publication/advertising graphics and visual communication, including typography and the printing process.
JRN 440 - Advanced Online Journalism 3(3-0)
Advanced techniques of producing online news stories using advanced web development software. Prerequisites: JRN 202, 340.
JRN 441 - Data Journalism 3(3-0)
An introduction to data journalism that involves the investigating and reporting of news by prospecting for, analyzing, graphing, and mapping data from online databases. Prerequisites: JRN 202, 203.
JRN 445 - Multimedia Reporting 3(3-0)
An advanced multimedia course that focuses on writing and reporting for the Internet, including producing multimedia news packages. Prerequisites: JRN 340, 440.
Required Courses IV (3 hours)
Select one of the following:
JRN 448 - Online Journalism Practicum 1-3(Spec)
Applying various online journalism theory and skills, such as web design, audio and video production, and photography to publish a web magazine as a group. Prerequisite: JRN 202.
JRN 449 - Online Journalism Internship 3(Spec)
Experience in online journalism under professional and faculty supervision. May be applied toward journalism major and minor only with permission of faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Junior standing; prior approval of internship director.
Required Courses V (6 hours)
Select two of the following:
JRN 312 - Reporting 3(3-0)
Skills in gathering, evaluating and writing news. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: JRN 202, 203; ENG 201.
JRN 315 - Editing 3(3-0)
Copy editing, headline writing and design and layout. Prerequisites: JRN 202, JRN 302.
JRN 430 - Magazine and Feature Writing 3(3-0)
Experience in writing and marketing newspaper features and magazine articles. Submission of manuscripts for publication is required of each student in the course. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: JRN 202, 203.
JRN 516 - Public Affairs Reporting 3(3-0)
Coverage of government and other public issues. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: JRN 203, 312.
Total: 42 semester hours