Communication and Community Media Requirements

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

Core Courses

ENG-2051

Introduction to Newswriting

3

__________

ENG-2052

Newspaper Publishing: Writing, Editing, Layout, and Design

 

3

 

__________

ENG-3020

Feature Writing

3

__________

ENG-4010

Issues in Journalism

3

__________

SOC-3130

Mass Media and Society

3

__________

ART-2110

Introduction to Digital Media

3

__________

CIS- 2220

Website Design

3

__________

ART-4025

Advanced Digital Media: Documentary and Social Media

 

3

 

__________

Subtotal

 

24

 

Note: Students must complete the core courses above and one or more of the three concentrations outlined below.

Print and Web Community Journalism Concentration

This concentration prepares students for the realities of a career in journalism and equips them with the necessary skills to function successfully in a professional environment in both print and web media organizations. Course requirements center journalism in the liberal arts and enable students to employ the best journalistic practices to be able to write in a variety of styles-- including hard news, reportage, editorials, features, profiles and reviews. The concentration enables students to understand and apply basic ethical principles to their work in journalism and to properly understand the role, rights, and responsibilities of a free press in a democratic society.

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

In addition to the core courses listed above, take the following courses:

ENG-3022

Advanced Newspaper Publishing:Writing, Editing, Layout, and Design (take at least two times)

 

 

6

 

 

__________

ENG-4160

Investigative Journalism

3

__________

ENG-4130

The Form and Theory of Nonfiction

3

__________

ENG-2XXX

Take two 2000-level literature survey courses

 

6

 

__________

HIS-1212

American History II OR

 

 

POS-1020

American Politics and Government

3

__________

ENG-4810

Internship

3

__________

Total

 

48

 

Photojournalism Concentration

This concentration prepares students for careers in photojournalism. Beginning with a background in basic journalistic practices and digital media, students then apply those skills to the particular demands of compelling visual documentation and narrative. Students learn essential photographic skills from the basics of composition, lighting, and depth of field to advanced applications in both traditional and digital darkrooms. The concentration also offers a broad historical perspective on photojournalism as well as appreciation for the ethical concerns of mass media in general and this visual medium in particular.

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

In addition to the core courses listed above, take the following courses:

ENG-1260

Introduction to Photojournalism

3

__________

ENG-3022

Advanced Newspaper Publishing: Writing, Editing, Layout, and Design

 

3

 

__________

ART-2301

Photogaphy I

3

__________

ART-2430

Introduction to Video Production

3

__________

ART-4020

Advanced Digital Media

3

__________

ART-4040

Advanced Photography

3

__________

ART-4140

Advanced Photojournalism

3

__________

ART-4810

Internship

3

__________

Total

 

48

 

Public Relations Concentration

This concentration provides students with a comprehensive understanding of public relations practices in contemporary society as they apply to corporate, business, government, political, and nonprofit organizations. Students learn to shape and communicate organizational messages through a variety of media strategies and platforms. Students also learn principles of marketing, management, mass communications, advertising and macroeconomics as well as an understanding of best ethical practices.

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

In addition to the list of core courses above, take the following courses:

BUS-2020

Principles of Management

3

__________

BUS-2230

Principles of Marketing

3

__________

ECO-2020

Macroeconomics

3

__________

BUS-3210

Advertising

3

__________

BUS-3370

Business Organizational Communications

3

__________

BUS-3070

Public Relations

3

__________

BUS-4810

Internship (minimum of 240 hours)

6

__________

Total

 

48