Begin Date: Spring Semester 2003
End Date: Spring Semester 2004
University Park, College of Communications
PROFESSOR FORD RISLEY, Head, Department of Journalism
The primary goal of this major is to educate students for careers as writers, reporters, editors, and photographers with newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and in the publications and public information departments of governments and industry. Courses in the major are about evenly divided between those emphasizing skills and professional procedures used by journalists and those seeking an understanding of journalism and mass communications as they relate to society.
Students may wish to concentrate in a specific area. To that end, the faculty recommends these possibilities, but at the same time encourages creative combinations.
Broadcast: COMM 360, COMM 465, COMM 466
Visual communications: COMM 269, COMM 468, COMM 469
Print (reporting): COMM 462, COMM 463, COMM 464W, COMM 467
Print (editing): COMM 269, COMM 467, COMM 468
Nonfiction: COMM 230, COMM 430, COMM 462
Students must select at least 80 credits in non-COMM courses, including at least 65 credits in the liberal arts and sciences.
For the B.A. degree in Journalism, a minimum of 120 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)
INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
ELECTIVES: 6 credits
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 45 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
COMM 260W(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMM 403(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 460W(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 6 credits from COMM 230(3-6), COMM 269(3), COMM 360(3), COMM 430(3-6), COMM 461(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 463(3), COMM 464W(3), COMM 465(3), COMM 466(3), COMM 467(3), COMM 468(3), COMM 469(3), or COMM 495(1-3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from COMM 205 GI(3), COMM 401(3), COMM 405(3), COMM 408(3), COMM 410(3), COMM 411(3), COMM 413(3), COMM 419(3), COMM 496(1-18), or COMM 499(1-12) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
University-approved minor (18 credits)
[Students majoring in journalism must take a University-approved minor outside the College of Communications. The minimum requirement for a minor is 18 credits. By careful planning, a student may use General Education and Bachelor of Arts courses to help fulfill this requirement. In lieu of a minor, students may take a concurrent major or concurrent degree, as long as it is outside the College of Communications. Students should consult with their adviser as soon as possible about this requirement.] (Sem: 1-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
 Internship in news with newspaper, radio, or TV. See the director of the internship program for specifics.
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2003
Blue Sheet Item #31-02-018
Review Date: 1/14/03