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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Major BA, Broadcast Specialization

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In today’s environment of converging media, successful journalists need the necessary skills and concepts to tell meaningful stories for a variety of outlets. In this major, students learn how to conceive ideas and collect and present information using words, pictures, and sounds to craft news stories that are accurate, fair, clear, and compelling. Students will also understand the ethical, legal, and management environment of journalism and the fundamental role media plays in our social, political, and economic system. A specialization in print or broadcast is required. Students must complete the communication foundation courses prior to acceptance into the journalism major.

Communication Foundation Core Requirements

Total Core Requirements Credits: 9

Journalism Core

Broadcast Specialization

The Broadcast specialization builds professional skills and ethical awareness in broadcast reporting and video production, from a general knowledge of journalism and mass media studies. Courses are offered in basic and advanced news writing, studio and field production, and news producing and directing. Rigorous and demanding, they are designed to provide a blend of theory and hands-on training in on-air and behind-the-scenes operations, required to enjoy successful careers in a highly competitive industry.

Select 10 credits from the following:

Must take at least 4 credits of NewsWatch Management.

Pre-approved Upper-division Elective Credits: (14)

Student may choose any COM course with advisor approval.

Total Specialization Credits: 33

Total Credits: 75

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