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Journalism

The Journalism concentration prepares students for careers in researching, writing, editing and transmitting public information through conventional and digitally transmitted media, including newspapers, magazines, the Internet, radio, television, and cable.

Core courses

  • COMS 130. Introduction to Communication
  • COMS 330. Communication Theory

Writing & Reporting

  • COMS 104. Basic News Writing
  • COMS 204. News Reporting
  • COMS 304. Electronic News Gathering
  • COMS 404. Specialized Journalism
  • COMS 481. Journalism Portfolio

Media skills

  • COMS 226. Digital Imaging
  • COMS 326. Web Production
  • Either COMS 146. Media Performance
    or COMS 236. Print Production

Understanding media

  • COMS 400. Media Law and Ethics

And choose two of the following:

  • COMS 300. Media History
  • COMS 335. Media and Society
  • COMS 407. Science and Environmental Writing
  • COMS 434. Media Literacy
  • COMS 444. Media Management
  • COMS 451. Intercultural and International Communication
  • COMS 460. Special Topics

Recommended courses outside major (some may satisfy general education requirements):

  • CRJU 100, 233, 235,241, 315, 320, 360
  • ECON 101, 105, 106
  • ENGL 306, 307, 406, 407
  • GEOG 100, 103, 241, 322, 323
  • HIST 316, 355, 364

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