Department of Journalism

Main Departmental Office

General Academic Building, 102

P.O. Box 305280

Denton, TX 76203-5280

(940) 565-2205

Fax: (940) 565-2370

Jim Albright, Chair

Faculty

Professors Busby, Wells. Associate Professors Albright, Carstarphen, Kim, Land, Zavoina. Assistant Professors Broyles, Dempsey, Lambiase, Reichert. Journalist in Residence Shelton.

Introduction

Journalism concentrations prepare students to work in the fields of reporting, editing, design and photography on newspapers; reporting and editing news for radio and television stations; staff and freelance writing for magazines; advertising in agencies, profit and nonprofit organizations, and media; public relations in agencies, and profit and nonprofit organizations; business journalism; teaching in secondary schools; and desktop publishing.

Programs also are designed to educate students broadly; to develop their abilities to analyze, evaluate and inform; and to consider the ethical implications of mass communication and its impact in today's world.

All journalism concentrations require completion of course work as beat reporters on The North Texas Daily, the campus newspaper. Students in the broadcast news concentration take one course in broadcast news writing and have the opportunity to work at KNTU, the campus radio station, and in the campus television studio. Students in the advertising concentration must complete one course of reporting and one of advanced advertising copywriting.

Internships provide additional experience in mass media, advertising and public relations agencies, and corporate offices and media sales in the Dallas­Fort Worth Metroplex and elsewhere in the state and nation.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major Requirements: At least 33 semester hours in journalism in one of the following concentrations:

Advertising:

a. JOUR 1210, 2010, 2020 and 2310 (to be completed before enrolling in further journalism courses); JOUR 3010, 4040, 4050, 4060 and 4070, and two courses from JOUR 2700, 4055, 4200, 4210, 4420, 4620, 4800, 4850 and 4900. (Check with departmental adviser).

b. Students must take at least 18 hours in the College of Business Administration, including MKTG 3650 and 4120, plus 12 hours approved by the Department of Journalism.

Broadcast News:

a. JOUR 1210, 2310 and 2320 and RTVF 2210 (to be completed before enrolling in further journalism courses); JOUR 3320, 4330, 4410 and JOUR 4620 (or RTVF 4320); plus three courses from JOUR 3310, 4210, 4800, 4900-4910; RTVF 3300 and 3750.

b. Also required are one course from PSCI 3010, 4020 or 4450 (or PADM 4450); and one of the following: PSCI 3100, 3110, 3130, 3200 (or CJUS 3200), 3420 (or PADM 3420), 4100.

Newswriting-Editorial:

a. JOUR 1210, 2310, 2320 and 2700 (to be completed before enrolling in further journalism courses); JOUR 3310, 3320, 4410, 4510 and 4620, and two courses from JOUR 4200, 4310, 4321, 4330, 4800, 4820 and 4850.

b. Also required are PSCI 3010 or 4020, and one of the following: PSCI 3100, 3110, 3130, 3200, 4100 or 4320. News-editorial students should consider PSCI 3160 as an elective.

c. Juniors should confer with an adviser about possible newspaper internships.

Photojournalism:

a. JOUR 1210, 2310, 2320 and 2700 (to be completed before enrolling in further coursework); JOUR 3320, 3700, 4700, 4720 and 4750; and two courses from JOUR 2010, 3310, 4200, 4410, 4420, 4620, 4800, 4820 and 4850.

b. Also required are PSCI 3010 or 4020 and 3 hours from PSCI 3100, 3110, 3130, 3200, 4100 and 4320.

Public Relations:

a. JOUR 1210, 2010, 2310 and 2320 (to be completed before enrolling in further journalism courses); JOUR 3310, 3320, 4200, 4420, 4450 and 4460, and one course from JOUR 2700, 4480, 4800, 4820 or 4850.

b. Students must take MGMT 3860, MKTG 3650, SOCI 4870, MGMT 3720, MATH 1680, and CSCI 1100 (prerequisite for JOUR 4200).

3. Electives: See four-year plan.

4. Other Requirements:

a. A grade of C or higher is required for all journalism courses to be applied toward the degree requirements.

b. No more than 12 semester hours of journalism credit will be accepted from a transfer student who is entering as a first-semester junior. For students transferring with 75 semester hours of credit or more, a maximum of 18 transfer journalism hours will be accepted for credit toward the bachelor's degree.

c. Students must complete 12-14 hours of basic journalism as specified for their concentration with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 before enrolling in any other journalism courses.

d. No more than 38 hours of journalism or radio/television/film courses may be included in the major or count toward the 128-hour degree. Because JOUR 1210, Survey of Mass Communications, may be used to fulfill a requirement in the University Core Curriculum, it is not counted in the 38-hour limit.

e. Before the end of the sophomore year, students should select one of the concentrations offered and complete a degree advisory sheet in the journalism department office. An advisory sheet for a degree plan cannot be prepared until at least 6 hours of the basic journalism course requirements (JOUR 1210 and 2310) have been completed. Enrollment in advanced-level courses will not be permitted until a degree plan is filed. Courses in the minor field for the Bachelor of Arts degree must be approved in advance by the student's journalism adviser and the department chair. The advisory sheet is used by the College of Arts and Sciences to prepare the student's official degree plan.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major Requirements: At least 33 semester hours in journalism in one of the concentrations listed for the BA degree, or concentration in Business Journalism listed below:

Business Journalism:

a. JOUR 1210, 2310, and 2320, and one course from JOUR 2010, 2700 and 3320 (to be completed before enrolling in the further journalism courses); JOUR 4410, 4420, 4510 or 4850 and 4620, plus two courses chosen from JOUR 2010, 2700, 4450 or 4460, 4800 and 4820.

b. Students also must take ECON 1100-1110, CSCI 1100 or BCIS 2610 (prerequisite for BCIS 3610) and the following business administration courses: ACCT 2020-2030; BCIS 3610; BLAW 3430; FINA 3770; MGMT 3720; MKTG 3650; MSCI 2710; and two courses from BLAW 4430, FINA 4500 and REAL 2310.

3. Electives: See four-year plan.

4. Other Requirements:

a. All BS students must take MATH 1680.

b. Courses for the fields of concentration for the Bachelor of Science degree must be approved in advance by the student's journalism adviser and the department chair.

c. A concentration in a field outside journalism may be fulfilled in one of two ways: two 18-hour concentrations, each including at least 6 advanced hours; or one 30-hour concentration, including at least 18 advanced hours, with courses approved in advance by the Department of Journalism.

Minors in Journalism

A minor requires a minimum of 18 hours including 6 advanced hours. Transfer students who minor in journalism must complete a minimum of 6 advanced hours at UNT; courses must be approved by a journalism adviser. Approved minor course sequences follow.

General Minor in Journalism

The general journalism minor requires a minimum of 21 hours. A core consisting of JOUR 1210, 2010 and 2310 must be completed before taking optional classes. An additional 12 hours, including 6 advanced hours, should be chosen from the following list: JOUR 2020, 2320, 2700, 3310, 3320, 4055, 4200, 4210, 4250, 4310, 4321, 4410, 4420, 4620, 4720 or 4820.

Recommended electives for students who are not majoring or minoring in journalism are JOUR 1210, 2010, 2310, 2700, 4210, 4250, 4310, 4321, 4420, 4620 and 4820.

Minor in Advertising

19-20 hours, including JOUR 2010, 2020 and 3010, plus three of the following courses: JOUR 4040, 4050, 4055, 4060, 4070, 4200, 4210, 4800 or 4900.

Minor in Broadcast News

18 hours, including JOUR 2310, 2320, 3320 and 4410; RTVF 4330.

Minor in News-Editorial

18 hours, including JOUR 2310, 2320, 3310, 3320 and 4410.

Minor in Photojournalism

20 hours, including JOUR 2310, 2320, 2700, 3320 and 3700, plus one of the following courses: JOUR 4700, 4720 or 4750.

Minor in Public Relations

20 hours, including JOUR 2310, 2320, 4200, 4420 and 4450, plus one of the following courses: JOUR 3310, 4460 or 4850.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach journalism in secondary schools must earn a major and degree in their academic discipline and complete required courses in secondary education. Students must apply for the teacher education program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall 105, and meet all course, GPA and state requirements for certification.

Option 2 First Teaching Field in Journalism (37 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: JOUR 1210, 2010, 2310, 2320, 2700, 3310, 3320, 4100, 4200, 4620, and 4850.

Option 2 Second Teaching Field in Journalism (30 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: JOUR 1210, 2010, 2310, 2320, 2700, 3320, 4100, 4620 and 4850.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts and Master of Journalism. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog and confer with the journalism graduate studies director.

NT Daily

The award winning North Texas Daily, UNT's student newspaper, provides practical experience for students in all sequences of the Department of Journalism. The Student Publications Committee selects the editor each semester, and staff jobs are open to any UNT student. The Daily is published four days a week in the fall and spring semesters and once a week in the summer. The Daily has been providing news and entertainment to UNT students since 1948. For more information, contact the Daily's adviser at (940) 565-2205, or visit the Daily's Web site (www.ntdaily.com).

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BA with a Major in Journalism Advertising Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS with a Major in Journalism Advertising Concentration-HTML

BS with a Major in Journalism Advertising Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BA with a Major in Journalism Broadcast News Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS with a Major in Journalism Broadcast News Concentration-HTML

BS with a Major in Journalism Broadcast News Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BS with a Major in Journalism Business Journalism Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BA with a Major in Journalism News Writing - Editorial Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS with a Major in Journalism News Writing - Editorial Concentration-HTML

BS with a Major in Journalism News Writing - Editorial Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BA with a Major in Journalism Photojournalism Concentration-HTML

BA with a Major in Journalism Photojournalism Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS with a Major in Journalism Photojournalism Concentration-HTML

BS with a Major in Journalism Photojournalism Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BA with a Major in Journalism Public Relations Concentration-HTML

BA with a Major in Journalism Public Relations Concentration-PDF

Major in Journalism

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the0 requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS with a Major in Journalism Public Relations Concentration-HTML

BS with a Major in Journalism Public Relations Concentration-PDF

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