Department of Journalism

Main Departmental Office
General Academic Building, 102
P.O. Box 311460
Denton, TX 76203-1460
(940) 565-2205
Fax: (940) 565-2370
Web site: www.jour.unt.edu

Susan Zavoina, Chair

Faculty

Professors Busby, Wells. Associate Professors Albright, Broyles, Kim, Land, Zavoina. Assistant Professors Dempsey, Gormly, Lambiase, Mueller.

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.

Some 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 and web casts on the NT Daily web site. 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 Dallas–Fort Worth region and elsewhere in the state and nation.

Programs of Study

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

Teacher certification also is available in journalism.

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, plus a passing grade on the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) exam before enrolling in JOUR 2310 (or a passing grade on the GSP exam during the first semester as a transfer student):

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a. JOUR 1210, 2010, 2020 and 2310 (to be completed with a minimum 2.5 GPA before enrolling in further journalism courses); JOUR 3010, 4040, 4050, 4060 and 4070, and two courses from JOUR 2200, 2700, 3420, 4055, 4210, 4620, 4800, 4850 and 4900. (Check with departmental adviser for possible new courses.)

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.

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a. JOUR 1210, 2310, 2340 and 4325 (to be completed with a minimum 2.5 GPA before enrolling in further journalism courses); JOUR 4330, 4340, 4410 and JOUR 4620; plus three courses from JOUR 4210, 4800, 4900-4910; RTVF 2210, 3300, 3330, 4850 (also up to 3 hours may be taken from RTVF 3482, 3501 and 3502).

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.

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a. JOUR 1210, 2310, 2320 and 2700 (to be completed with a minimum 2.5 GPA before enrolling in further journalism courses); JOUR 3310, 3320, 4410, 4510 and 4620, and two courses from JOUR 2200, 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.

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a. JOUR 1210, 2310, 2320 and 2700 (to be completed with a minimum 2.5 GPA before enrolling in further course work); JOUR 3320, 3700, 4700, 4720 and 4750; and two courses from JOUR 2010, 2200, 3310, 3420, 4410, 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.

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a. JOUR 1210, 2010, 2310 and 2320 (to be completed with a minimum 2.5 GPA before enrolling in further journalism courses); JOUR 2200, 3310, 3320, 3420, 4450 and 4460, and 3 hours (one course) approved by public relations faculty adviser from JOUR 2700, 4210, 4250, 4310, 4321, 4620, 4800 (prerequisites 3320, 3420), 4820 or 4850.

b. Students must take MATH 1680, MGMT 3860 and either MGMT 3870 or MGMT 3820, MKTG 3650, plus one course from COMM 4021, PSYC 3610 or SOCI 4870.

3. Other Course Requirements: Listed with major courses.

4. Minor: Optional.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

5. 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. 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

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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, plus a passing grade on the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) exam before enrolling in JOUR 2310 (or a passing grade on the GSP exam during the first semester as a transfer student):

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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 3420, 4410, 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 3820; MKTG 3650; MSCI 2710; and two courses from BLAW 4430, FINA 4500 and REAL 2100.

c. Other courses approved by business journalism adviser.

3. Other Course Requirements: Listed with major courses.

4. Minor: Optional.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. 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 22 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, 2200, 2320, 2700, 3310, 3320, 3420, 4055, 4210, 4250, 4310, 4321, 4410, 4620, 4720 or 4820.

Recommended electives for students who are not majoring or minoring in journalism are JOUR 1210, 2010, 2310, 2700, 3420, 4210, 4250, 4310, 4321, 4420, 4620 and 4820.

Minor in Advertising

The minor in advertising requires 19-20 hours, including JOUR 2010, 2020 and 3010, plus three of the following courses: JOUR 2200, 4040, 4050, 4055, 4060, 4070, 4210, 4800 or 4900.

Minor in Broadcast News

The minor in broadcast news requires 19 hours, including JOUR 2310, 2320, 3320 and 4410; RTVF 4330.

Minor in News-Editorial

The minor in news-editorial requires 19 hours, including JOUR 2310, 2320, 3310, 3320 and 4410.

Minor in Photojournalism

The minor in photojournalism requires 21 hours, including JOUR 2310, 2320, 2700, 3320 and 3700, plus one of the following courses: JOUR 4700, 4720 or 4750.

Minor in Public Relations

The minor in public relations requires 21 hours, including JOUR 2200, 2310, 2320, 3420 and 4450, plus one of the following courses: JOUR 3310, 4460 or 4850.

Television News Producing Certificate

This interdepartmental certificate program is open to students majoring in RTVF or in journalism with a concentration in broadcast news. Interested students must apply and be admitted into the restricted Television News Producing Certificate program. Students must complete at least 6 hours in journalism (JOUR 2340 and 4330) and 6 hours in RTVF (RTVF 1310 and 2210) as prerequisites before taking RTVF 4850, Television News Producing, for a total of 15 credit hours. Both departments recommend an internship in a professional news operation (radio, television, newspaper, etc.) to supplement the program, although the internship is not required for completion of the certificate.

Teacher Certification

The College of Arts and Sciences encourages students to explore teaching at the secondary level as a career option. The student's academic adviser in the Dean's Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising in GAB, Room 220, can assist students with specific requirements for teacher certification in Journalism. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the certification examinations in Journalism.

Requirements: Newswriting-editorial required courses (JOUR 1210, 2310, 2320, 2700, 3310, 3320, 4410, 4510, 4620); and JOUR 2200, 4100 and 4850. See major for additional course work and GPA requirements.

Students must also complete the required 21 hours in upper-level education courses (EDSE 3800, 3830, 4060, 4070, 4108, 4118, 4840) and meet all GPA requirements to apply for state certification. In order to enroll for the first required education course, the student must make application to the certification program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

All state certification requirements and information on required examinations is available on the web site of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), www.sbec.state.tx.us.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BA with a Major in Journalism Advertising Concentration (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH (above College Algebra, except 1350)** 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2010, Principles of Advertising 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

JOUR 2020, Advertising and the Creative Process 3

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 3010, Advertising Sales and Promotion 4

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4040, Advertising Media and Marketing 3

JOUR (see major requirements) 3

MKTG 3650, Foundations of Marketing Practice 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Elective 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4050, Advertising Copywriting 3

JOUR (advanced, see major requirements) 3

MKTG 4120, Consumer Behavior 3

Elective 3

Elective 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4060, Cases in Integrated Communications 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4070, Advertising Campaigns 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 2

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Wellness* 3

Total 17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree 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)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2010, Principles of Advertising 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2020, Advertising and the Creative Process 3

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 3010, Advertising Sales and Promotions 4

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4040, Advertising Media and Marketing 3

JOUR (see major requirements) 3

MKTG 3650, Foundations of Marketing Practice 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4050, Advertising Copywriting 3

JOUR (advanced, see major requirements) 3

MKTG 4120, Consumer Behavior 3

Elective 3

Elective 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4060, Cases in Integrated Communications 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4070, Advertising Campaigns 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Elective 2

Wellness* 3

Total 17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BA with a Major in Journalism Broadcast News Concentration (html)

BA with a Major in Journalism Broadcast News Concentration (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH (above College Algebra, except 1350)** 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Wellness* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

Total 4

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS

JOUR 2340, Writing for Electronic News Media 3

Total 3

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 4325, Broadcast News I 3

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4330, Broadcast News II 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR or RTVF (see major requirements) 3

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR or RTVF (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 13

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4620, Mass Communication Law, or RTVF 4320, Law and Regulations for Radio/Television/Film 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4340, Advanced Electronic News Reporting 3

JOUR 4410, Reporting of Public Affairs 4

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 2

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR or RTVF (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Elective (advanced) 4

Elective (advanced) 4

Elective 3

Elective 2

Total 16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree 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)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II** 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Wellness* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

Total 4

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS

JOUR 2340, Writing for Electronic News Media 3

Total 3

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 4325, Broadcast News I 3

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 4330, Broadcast News II 3

JOUR or RTVF (see major requirements) 3

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR or RTVF (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4620, Mass Communication Law, or RTVF 4320, Law and Regulations for Radio/Television/Film 3

PCSI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4410, Reporting of Public Affairs 4

JOUR 4340, Advanced Electronic News Reporting 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Total 13

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR or RTVF (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration 3

Concentration 3

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS with a Major in Journalism Business Journalism Concentration (html)

BS with a Major in Journalism Business Journalism Concentration (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ECON 1100, Principles of Microeconomics 3

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics (may be used to satisfy Social and Behavioral Studies requirement*) 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ACCT 2020, Accounting Principles I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2320, Newspaper Reporting and Writing 4

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ACCT 2030, Accounting Principles II 3

BCIS 2610, Introduction to Computers in Business 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 3320, News Editing and Design 4

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

FINA 3770, Finance 3

JOUR 3310, Feature Writing 3

JOUR 4410, Reporting of Public Affairs 4

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Wellness* 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

BCIS 3610, Basic Information Systems 3

JOUR 3420, Public Relations 3

JOUR 4620, Mass Communication Law 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4510, Newspaper Management, Problems and Ethics, or JOUR 4850, Magazine Production 3

MKTG 3650, Foundations of Marketing Practice 3

JOUR (see major requirements) 3

Business (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Literature** 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

BLAW 3430, Basic Law 3

MGMT 3820, Management Concepts 3

MSCI 2710, Data Description & Analysis with Spreadsheets 3

JOUR (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Business (see major requirements) 3

Elective (advanced) 1

Total 16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BA with a Major in Journalism News Writing – Editorial Concentration (html)

BA with a Major in Journalism News Writing – Editorial Concentration (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH (above College Algebra, except 1350)** 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2700, Beginning Press Photography 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

Humanities* 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 2320, Newspaper Reporting and Writing 4

JOUR 3320, News Editing and Design 4

Literature** 3

Physical Science** 4

Total 18

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 3310, Feature Writing 3

JOUR 4410, Reporting of Public Affairs 4

Elective 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4620, Mass Communication Law 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4510, Newspaper Management, Problems and Ethics 3

JOUR (advanced, see major requirements) 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR, (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 4

Wellness* 3

Total 16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree 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)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2700, Beginning Press Photography 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 2320, Newspaper Reporting and Writing 4

JOUR 3320, News Editing and Design 4

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 18

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 3310, Feature Writing 3

JOUR 4410, Reporting of Public Affairs 4

Concentration 3

Concentration 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4620, Mass Communication Law 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Laboratory Science* 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4510, Newspaper Management, Problems and Ethics 3

JOUR (advanced) 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Elective 1

Wellness* 3

Total 16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree 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)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH (above College Algebra, except 1350)** 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2700, Beginning Photojournalism 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 2320, Newspaper Reporting and Writing 4

Elective 3

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 3320, News Editing and Design 4

JOUR 3700, Photojournalism 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR (advanced, see major requirements) 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4750, Picture Editing 3

JOUR (see major requirements) 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4700, Portfolio 3

JOUR 4720, Photojournalism and the Web 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 2

Wellness* 3

Total 17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree 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)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2700, Beginning Photojournalism 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 4

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 2320, Newspaper Reporting and Writing 4

Concentration 3

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 3320, News Editing and Design 4

JOUR 3700, Photojournalism 3

Concentration 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR (advanced, see major requirements) 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 4750, Color Photojournalism 3

JOUR (see major requirements) 3

PSCI (advanced, see major requirements) 3

Concentration 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 4700, Portfolio 3

JOUR 4720, Photojournalism and the Web 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Elective 2

Wellness* 3

Total 17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree 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)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2010, Principles of Advertising 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2310, Newspaper Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy the Communication requirement*) 4

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 2320, Newspaper Reporting and Writing 4

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Wellness* 3

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 2200, Computer Applications for Journalists 4

JOUR 3310, Feature Writing 3

JOUR 3420, Public Relations 3

MGMT 3860, Human Resource Management 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 3320, News Editing Design 4

JOUR 4450, Case Studies in Public Relations 3

MKTG 3650, Foundations of Marketing Practice 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

MGMT 3870, Management Skills and Problem Solving, or MGMT 3820, Management Concepts 3

JOUR (see major requirements) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Wellness* 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

COMM 4021, Communication Research Methods 3

JOUR 4460, Public Relations Communication 3

SOCI 4870, Social Research and Practice, or PSYC 3610, Quantitative Methods in Psychology, or COMM 4021, Communication Research Methods 3

Elective (advanced) 2

Elective 3

Elective 3

Total 17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree 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)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

JOUR 1210, Mass Communication and Society (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CSCI 1100, Introduction to Computer Science 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

JOUR 2010, Principles of Advertising 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

JOUR 2310, News Reporting and Writing (may be used to satisfy the Communication requirement*) 4

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

JOUR 2320, News Reporting and Writing 4

Concentration 3

Literature** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

JOUR 2200, Computer Applications for Journalists 4

JOUR 3310, Feature Writing 3

JOUR 3420, Public Relations 3

MGMT 3860, Human Resource Management 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration 3

Total 19

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

JOUR 3320, News Editing and Design 4

JOUR 4450, Case Studies in Public Relations 3

MKTG 3650, Foundations of Marketing Practice 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 17

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

MGMT 3870, Management Skills and Problem Solving, or MGMT 3820, Management Concepts 3

JOUR (see major requirements) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration 3

Wellness* 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

COMM 4021, Communication Research Methods 3

JOUR 4460, Public Relations Communication 3

SOCI 4870, Social Research and Practice, or PSYC 3610, Quantitative Methods in Psychology, or COMM 4021, Communication Research Methods 3

Concentration 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Concentration (advanced) 3

Total 18

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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