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The B.A. in Journalism prepares students for positions in media production, reporting, editing and design. There are three tracks for students majoring in journalism, Journalism Studies (JS), broadcast and digital media (BDM), and sports information and media (SIM). The curriculum offers a blend of courses to support this goal. The coursework begins with basic photo, video, writing, reporting and visual literacy skills. These are then followed by courses that focus on design, and advanced reporting and writing projects. Students in the broadcast and digital media track will take several courses in broadcast news and telecommunication. Those in journalism will take a series of electives and interdisciplinary courses, to build skills in interviewing, writing, social media and specialized journalism. Students in Sports Information and Media will take courses in sports journalism and communication.

On-campus outlets for student writing and productions include the Penguin Review, the *yo magazineThe JennyRookery Radio, and Internships and other writing opportunities are available at local media outlets including local TV, radio and newspapers. The Business JournalThe Vindicator, and the Tribune Chronicle. Additionally, Journalism Studies and Broadcast and Digital Media majors are encouraged to declare minors that support their specific career objectives, such as public relations, political science, telecommunications, or art/design. Sports Information and Media students do not need a minor.

LO 1: Students will be able to produce media to support the messaging of sports teams and athletes.

LO 2: Students will be able to write in a variety of media genres.

LO 3. Students will analyze trends in new media as they relate to the dissemination of messages through mediated channels.

LO 4: Students will interpret, analyze and apply laws and ethics as they relate to media.

General Education Requirements
Core Competencies
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement (e.g., MATH 2623, STAT 2625)3
Knowledge Domains
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab)6-7
Social Science6
Turning Points in United States History 1
Turning Points in United States History 2
Social Science Elective
Social and Personal Awareness6
First Year Experience Course (preferred course for this program is BUS 1500) OR Gen Ed Elective if needed3
Foreign Language 15504
Foreign Language Requirement
FNLG 2600Intermediate Foreign Language4
Journalism Requirements
JOUR 2624Imaging and Design of Media3
JOUR 3725News Reporting 13
JOUR 3726American Journalism3
JOUR 3759Sports Journalism3
JOUR 3761New Media Journalism3
JOUR 3769Principles and Practices of Sports Information3
JOUR 4824Press Law and Ethics3
JOUR 4893Journalism Senior Project3
JOUR 4899Sports Information Internship3
Communication Studies Requirements
CMST 2600Communication Theory3
CMST 2630Social Media Literacy3
CMST 3717Intro to Media Relations Campaigns3
CMST 3740Social Media Communication3
CMST 4879Sports Communication Message Design3
CMST 5889Theory of Sports and Communication3
Telecommunication Studies Requirement
TCOM 1510Sports Field Production 11
TCOM 1570Elements of Sports Production and Law3
KSS and HIST Requirement
KSS 2699Sport in American Culture3
HIST 3723History of American Sports3
Mixed Requirements
Pick one 3 s.h. course from each of the following pairs6
Journalism Workshop
Social Media Campaigns
Marketing Communications
Media Relations Writing
Additional Courses to 120 Hours11
Total Semester Hours119-121
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
JOUR 2624 Imaging and Design of Media 3
TCOM 1570 Elements of Sports Production and Law 3
FYE (preferred BUS 1500) 3
 Semester Hours15-16
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 2600 Communication Theory 3
JOUR 3725 News Reporting 1 3
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
HIST 2605
Turning Points in United States History 1
or Turning Points in United States History 2
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
TCOM 1510 Sports Field Production 1 1
CMST 2630 Social Media Literacy 3
KSS 2699 Sport in American Culture 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours14
JOUR 3726 American Journalism 3
JOUR 3759 Sports Journalism 3
CMST 3740 Social Media Communication 3
Science Elective 3
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
CMST 3717 Intro to Media Relations Campaigns 3
HIST 3723 History of American Sports 3
JOUR 3769 Principles and Practices of Sports Information 3
SPA Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
JOUR 4824 Press Law and Ethics 3
ADV 3711
Marketing Communications
or Media Relations Writing
Social Science Elective 3
Science Elective + Lab 4
Free Elective 2
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
JOUR 3761 New Media Journalism 3
JOUR 3721L Journalism Workshop 3
CMST 4850 Social Media Campaigns 3
JOUR 4899 Sports Information Internship 1-3
SPA Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Semester Hours16-18
JOUR 4893 Journalism Senior Project 3
CMST 4879 Sports Communication Message Design 3
CMST 5889 Theory of Sports and Communication 3
Art and Humanities Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours121-124