Minor in Journalism

The Journalism minor is offered by the Departments of Communication Studies and English.

Minor Requirements

This program is being closed as of August 15, 2013 and is not accepting any new students.  All students enrolled in this program should work closely with their academic advisor to make sure they can complete all requirements of their program by August 15, 2013.

Requirements for a Minor in Journalism

Students planning to minor in journalism must complete either ENG 204 or the equivalent and provide evidence of writing effectiveness (a writing sample) to the English and Communications Studies Department chairs. Courses taken to satisfy major requirements in either communication studies or English cannot be counted toward this minor.

Required courses 12 hours

COM 350 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
COM 360 Introduction to Public Relations (3)
ENG 381 Editing (3)
ENG 385 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)

Elective courses 6 hours

Choose six hours:
BUS/PHI 341 Business Ethics (3)
COM 495 Special Topics (writing-related issues) (3)
ENG 375 Media Literacy (3)
ENG 395 Advanced Composition (3)
ENG 396 Technical and Managerial Writing (3)
ENG 495 Special Topics (writing-related issues) (3)

Total 18 hours

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