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Communication Major (Journalism Option)

Note: In addition to completing the following required courses, students must fulfill the General Education Requirements. Major requirements and/or General Education Requirements may be changed by official action of the faculty.

Under “Recommended Sequence” below, a number indicates the year during which it is recommended that the course be taken (i.e., 1-first year; 2-second year, etc.); a letter indicates that the course should be taken during a particular semester (i.e., F-Fall; S-Spring). This is a recommended sequence which will be individualized based on the course rotation schedule and in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Communication Core Courses

Department

Course Number

Credits

Course Title

Recommended Sequence Year/Semester

COM

105

3

Understanding Media

1F

COM

109

3

Multimedia I

1

COM

126

3

Principles of Design

1

COM

209

3

Photography I

2 or 3

COM

211

3

News Writing and Reporting

2

COM

215

3

Web Production

2 or 3

COM

228

3

Business and Professional Speaking

2 or 3

COM

317

3

Communication Law

2 or 3

COM

326

3

Social Media Production

3

COM

329

3

Cross Cultural Communication

3 or 4

COM

438

3

Communication Theory and Research

4F

COM

465

3

Internship

4

COM

466

3

Practicum

4F

Journalism Courses

Department

Course Number

Credits

Course Title

Recommended Sequence Year/Semester

COM

110

3

Fundamentals of Television

1S

COM

212

3

Broadcast Journalism

2S or 3S

COM

219

3

Illustration

2 or 3

COM

237

3

Public Relations Writing and Production

2 or 3

COM

307

3

Profile and Feature Writing

3S or 4S

COM

315

3

Web Design

3S or 4S

COM

316

3

Advanced News Writing and Reporting

3S or 4S

COM

406

3

Newsroom Production

3F or 4F

COM

___

3

One course to be selected from: COM 205, 208, 308, 309

 

CRJ

109

3

Criminal Justice Administration

2 or 3

ENG

___

3

One course to be selected from: ENG 206 or 228

 

The Communication Major (Journalism Option) requires a total of 72 credits. Prerequisite courses may be necessary and the General Education Requirements must be completed.