JOURNALISM (JOUR)

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of E-Media

Major in Journalism

All Journalism majors must take 11 courses totaling 44 credits. 

Required courses 

  • DIMA/JOUR 111 Introduction to Mass Media and Journalism (4 credits)
  • DIMA/JOUR 232 Visual Media in Theory and Practice (4 credits)
  • DIMA 240 Digital Imagery and Sound (4 credits)
  • JOUR 252 Editing (4 credits)
  • JOUR 251 Multimedia Reporting (4 credits)
  • JOUR 451 Advanced Multimedia Reporting (4 credits)
  • JOUR 480 Media Ethics (4 credits)

NOTE: DIMA/JOUR 111 is a prerequisite for all 200-400-level Journalism courses. The prerequisite can be waived by the instructor for non-Journalism majors. 

Electives:

Choose four (4) additional approved courses from the Journalism, Communication or Digital Media Arts curriculum with at least one (1) at the 300-level or above. These electives can include individual study, experiential learning, study abroad or topics courses.  

  • COMM 326 Comm. & Popular Culture
  • COMM 328 Communication of Race, Class and Gender 
  • COMM 332 Documentary in American Culture
  • COMM 340 TV Criticism
  • COMM 366 Persuasion & Social Influence 
  • JOUR 254 Photojournalism
  • JOUR 298 Journalism Special Topics 
  • JOUR 330 Media History 
  • JOUR 334 Literary Journalism 
  • JOUR 350 Magazine Writing
  • JOUR 372 Environmental Communication
  • JOUR  475 Experiential Learning 2 cr 
  • JOUR  476 Experiential Learning 2 cr 
  • JOUR  477 Experiential Learning 4 cr 
  • JOUR  478 Experiential Learning 4 cr  
  • JOUR  487 Topics 2 cr 
  • JOUR  488 Topics 2 cr 
  • JOUR  489 Topics 4 cr 
  • JOUR  490 Topics 4 cr 
  • JOUR  495 Individual Study 2 OR 4 cr 
  • DIMA 256 Design Concepts  
  • DIMA 342 Media, Culture and Society (4 credits)
  • DIMA 358 Writing and Design for the Web 
  • DIMA 456 Graphic Design Studio 
  • JOUR 336 Media Law 
  • COJO 338 Political Communication
  • COJO 370 Intercultural Communication 
  • STCM 234 Principles of Strategic Communication 
  • STCM 346 Digital Content & Strategy in Strat. Comm.
  • STCM 344 Writing for Strategic Communication

Minor in Journalism

All Communication and Journalism minors must take five courses totaling 20 credits, as follows: 

  • DIMA/JOUR 111 Introduction to Mass Media and Journalism (4 credits)
  • DIMA 240 Digital Imagery and Sound (4 credits)
  • JOUR 251 Multimedia Reporting (4 credits)
  • JOUR 451 Advanced Multimedia Reporting (4 credits)
  • One (1) elective from Journalism program courses. 
Course Number Title Credits
JOUR  111 Intro to Jour & Mass Media 4
JOUR  151 Internship: TommieMedia 1
JOUR  232 Visual Media Theory & Practice 4
JOUR  251 Multimedia Reporting 4
JOUR  252 Editing 4
JOUR  254 Photojournalism 4
JOUR  262 Literary Journalism 4
JOUR  330 Media History 4
JOUR  336 Media Law 4
JOUR  350 Magazine Writing 4
JOUR  372 Environmental Journalism 4
JOUR  451 Advanced Multimedia 4
JOUR  476 Experiential Learning 1 TO 2
JOUR  478 Experiential Learning 4
JOUR  480 Journalism and Media Ethics 4