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

Journalism Major BA, Print 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

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.

Select 10 credits from the following:

 Must take at least 4 credits of Observer.

Pre-approved Upper-division Elective Credits: 10

Student may choose any COM course with advisor approval.

Total Specialization Credits: 33

Total Credits: 75

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