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 thejambar.com. 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.

COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT - SUCCESS SEMINAR
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
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)7
Social Science6
Turning Points in United States History 1
Turning Points in United States History 2
Social and Personal Awareness6
Foreign Language Requirement
FNLG 1550Elementary Foreign Language4
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 1570Introduction to Electronic Sports Media3
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
OR
Social Media Campaigns
Marketing Communications
OR
Media Relations Writing
Additional Courses to 120 Hours13
Total Semester Hours120-122
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
or Strong Start Success Seminar
1-2
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
JOUR 2624 Imaging and Design of Media 3
TCOM 1570 Introduction to Electronic Sports Media 3
 Semester Hours13-15
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 2600 Communication Theory 3
JOUR 3725 News Reporting 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
CMST 2630 Social Media Literacy 3
TCOM 1510 Sports Field Production 1 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
JOUR 3726 American Journalism 3
CMST 3740 Social Media Communication 3
CMST 3717 Intro to Media Relations Campaigns 3
GE Natural Science 3
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
HIST 2605
Turning Points in United States History 1
or Turning Points in United States History 2
3
JOUR 3759 Sports Journalism 3
KSS 2699 Sport in American Culture 3
GE: Arts & Humanities 3
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
HIST 3723 History of American Sports 3
JOUR 3769 Principles and Practices of Sports Information 3
JOUR 3761 New Media Journalism 3
CMST 4879 Sports Communication Message Design 3
GE: SPA 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
JOUR 4824 Press Law and Ethics 3
JOUR 4899 Sports Information Internship 3
Elective 4
Science Elective and Lab 4
 Semester Hours14
Year 4
Fall
CMST 5889 Theory of Sports and Communication 3
CMST 3757
Media Relations Writing
or Marketing Communications
3
GE: Arts & Humanities 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
JOUR 4893 Journalism Senior Project 3
CMST 4850
Social Media Campaigns
or Journalism Workshop
3
GE: Social Science 3
GE: Social & Personal Awareness 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours120-122