2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism (B.A.) - J

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Program Description

This multi-disciplinary program prepares students for a career in print and digital journalism.  It provides a strong, practical background in the best practices of news and feature writing, investigative reporting, photojournalism, professional applications of social media, and digital media technology.  Students are also immersed in the ethics and history of journalism as both a profession and a calling, understanding the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democratic society.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand and apply best practices to their professional work.
  2. Students will gain competency in a variety of media platforms applicable to both print and web.
  3. Students will achieve proficiency in journalistic processes, including interviewing techniques, research, story structure, photography, AP style, and writing concisely, clearly, and accurately.
  4. Students will understand the strengths and limitations of social media and apply that knowledge professionally.
  5. Students will learn to work under the pressure of constant deadlines.
  6. Students will understand mass media theories as they apply to a rapidly changing media landscape.
  7. Students will understand the importance of a free press in fostering civic engagement and a healthy democracy.

Required Courses

Core Courses (30 credits)

Total: 45 credits

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