Journalism, Bachelor of Arts
Offered by Department of Communication
|Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)||12|
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
|Introduction to Academic Writing|
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
|Fundamentals of Speech Communication|
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
|Quantitative Reasoning 1|
|Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)||12|
|Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 2||6|
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
|Global Media Literacy|
|Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional||0|
|BA Language requirement|
|Complete all required courses 3||6|
|Program Specified Requirements||3|
|Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research 4|
|Complete all required courses||36|
|Minor or 2nd Major|
|Complete all required courses 5||24|
|Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum||21|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Students selecting a major in Journalism must earn a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. in the major.
Students selecting a major in Journalism must compile evidence of achievement particular to their chosen career field. Students will present this portfolio and discuss its contents with a Faculty Portfolio Committee in the semester prior to their graduation.
|Journalism and Mass Communication Core Requirements|
|JMC 112||Communication Software||3|
|JMC 215||News Writing & Photography||3|
|JMC 300||Website Design||3|
|JMC 414||Communications Law||3|
|JMC 250||Video Production Foundations||2|
|JMC 302||Digital Storytelling||3|
|JMC 315||Advanced Reporting & Editing||3|
|JMC 350||News at Antelope||4|
|JMC 416||Interpretive Reporting||3|
|Select 9 credit hours of the following:||9|
|Audio Production & Announcing|
|Advanced Media Writing|
|Commentary and Blogging|
|Topics in Mass Media|
|Mass Media and Society|
|Internship in Mass Media 7|
|Independent Study in Mass Media 7|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
Math 106 or any approved LOPER 4 course. Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following, increasing the total credit hours needed:
- MATH 101
Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.
For specific language requirements see #2 of Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements.
Students are encouraged to take the Communications specific section of ENG 102.
A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.
Topics is 1 credit hour and may be taken twice (any topics but InDesign and Photoshop).