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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Major


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Students learn the structures, functions, and skills of journalists who gather, edit and present the news for print, broadcast and online media. 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 also will 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, broadcast, or online media is required.

Required Journalism Courses


Select one of the following - Credits: 3 to 4


Pre-approved upper division journalism electives - Credits: 4


Total Credits: 24 to 25


Select one of the following Specializations


Print Specialization


The Print specialization teaches students the skills, concepts and perspectives they need to be successful in the print media. Students will learn how to conceive story ideas, gather information, write stories, and edit, design and present those stories for print publication. Students will put those skills to use on the Observer, Central’s weekly student-run newspaper, and at Newswatch, Central’s weekly student-run newscast. They will also get on-the-job education and training in a print-related internship.

Print Specialization Credits: 22


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.

Broadcast Specialization Credits: 23 to 24


Online Media Specialization


The Online specialization teaches students the skills, concepts and perspectives they need to be successful in the world of online media. Students will learn the basics of both the print and broadcast formats, and their integration into the online media. They will also learn to write stories, and edit and present those stories for the Web. Students will receive hands-on experience in a number of projects as well as complete an internship.

Required Courses


On-line Media Specialization Credits: 22


Total (including core classes) Credits: 74 to 77


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