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JOURNALISM REQUIREMENTS

Course descriptions may be found on the registrar page.

A. Introductory Courses: COM 201 and 202 (need to complete one to apply for the major)
Credits -10


B. Methods in Inquiry
Choose from:
COM 301    Navigating Information Networks for Mass Media
COM 342    Media Structure
COM 381    Content Analysis
COM 382    Social Scientific Approaches to Communication Research
COM 420    Comparative Media Systems
COM 426    International Media Systems
COM 431    Rhetorical Criticism
COM 470    Discourse: Analyzing Talk and Texts
COM 485    Fieldwork In Communication Studies
COM 486    Communication and Culture in Rome: Study Abroad
COM 496    Honors Seminar
Credits -5


C. Skills/Competencies core
COM 360 Foundations of Multiplatform Journalism -5
COM 361 Advanced Multiplatform Journalism (Prerequisite: COM 360) -4
COM 362 Community Journalism: News Lab (Prerequisite: COM 361) -5
COM 364 Journalism in a Diverse Society (Prerequisite: COM 361) -5
COM 457 Journalism Portfolio (Prerequisite: COM 361) -1
Credits -20


D. Law and Ethics core
COM 440 Mass Media Law -5
COM 468 Media Ethics -5
Credits -10


E. Advanced Skills/Competencies
Choose from:
COM 458 Reporting Global Issues
COM 459 Narrative Journalism
COM 460 Special Reporting Topics
COM 461 Computer-Assisted Journalism
COM 463 Copy Editing and Design
COM 464 Writing With Voice
COM 465 Legislative Reporting
COM 467 Feature Writing
COM 491 Publication Design
Credits -10 minimum


Total 55 credits

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