WHEN DO YOU TAKE CLASSES?
The journalism major is designed so that nearly all classes build upon the foundations that you gain in Basic News Reporting and Writing, English 2622. Before you can enroll in this Basic News Reporting and Writing course, however, you need to have completed Composition I, English 1550, and Composition II, English 1551. (Please see your journalism adviser before scheduling Composition II as there may be a "journalism-dedicated" section of this course running and we will want you to take that.)
After taking this basic journalism class, you are able to move onto other courses in the major. We strongly advise you to take Advanced Reporting, English 3760, after completing Journalism Workshop, English 3721L.
Senior project, English 4899, must be done in the Fall of your senior year and we recommend that you take the Internship Course, English 4898, during your junior year. Please work with your adviser on lining up an appropriate and professionally challenging internship.WHAT CLASSES DO YOU TAKE?
Curriculum for journalism majors entering the program in and after Fall 2012
3 or 4 s.h.CMST 1545 Communication Foundations
3 s.h.B.A. Language Requirement (8 s.h.) Catalog Number Hours Language 1550 4 s.h. Language 2600 4 s.h.
These are suggestions. While just suggestions, these courses will advance your career path in journalism, you may take other courses approved as part of the YSU General Education Model.
Natural Science Suggestions (Select 2 courses and a lab for 7 s.h.)Catalog Number Course Name Hours BIOL 1505 Biology and the Modern World
3 s.h.CHEM 1500 Chemistry in Modern Living 3 s.h. ENST 1500 Intro to Enviormental Science 3 s.h Art and Hum. Suggestions ( Select 2 courses for 6 s.h.) Catalog Number Course Name Hours ENGL 2665 Intoduction to Film Study 3 s.h. ENGL 2617 Women in Literature 3 s.h ENGL 2618 American Literature and Diversity 3 s.h. THTR 1560 Understanding Theater 3 s.h. MUED 2621 Musical Lit and Apprecation THTR 1590 History of Motion Pictures 3 s.h. PHIL 2609 Technology and Human Values 3 s.h. PHIL 2630 Critcal Thinking 3 s.h. PHIL 3760 Ethics of War and Peace 3 s.h. REL 2621 Religion and Moral Issues 3 s.h. Social Science Suggestions (Select 2 courses for 6 s.h.) Catalog Number Course Title Hours AMER 2601 American Idenitity 3 s.h. CJFS 1500 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 s.h. ECON 1502 Panic and Prosperity 3 s.h. ECON 1503 Rich and Poor 3 s.h. HIST 2606 Turning Points in US History 2 3 s.h. POL 1550 Introduction to Political Science 3 s.h. POL 1560 American Government 3 s.h. POL 2640 Comparative World Governments 3 s.h. PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3 s.h. SOC 1500 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h. SOC 3703 Aging and Society 3 s.h. Social and Personal Awareness Suggestions (Select 2 courses for 6 s.h.) Catalog Number Course Title Hours REL 2601 Introduction to World Religions 3 s.h. CMST 2610 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h. ENGL 2651 Introduction to Language 3 s.h. SOC 2690 Identities and Differences 3 s.h. SOC 3745 Soc of Health, Illness and Healthcare 3 s.h. General Education Elective (1 course for 3 s.h.) Select another course from any of the domains listed above.
Choose 12 s.h. from the list. Be sure to choose those that are appropriate for your selected option. WR indicates class suitable for writing/reporting option, MG indicates class suitable for magazine option, E indicates class suitable for electronic option. JS indicates classes suitable for the journalism studies option.Catalog Number Course Name Hours Option JOUR 2605 Journalism as Literature 3 s.h. WR/MG/JS JOUR 2632 Photojournalism 3 s.h. WR/MG/E/JS JOUR 3716 Introduction to Magazine Journalism 3 s.h. MG/JS JOUR 3717 Editoral and Opinion Writing 3 s.h. WR/E/JS JOUR 3720L Majazine Journalism Workshop 1 s.h. MG/JS JOUR 3722L Radio News Workshop 3 s.h. WR/E/JS JOUR 3758 Projects in Working Class Reporting 3 s.h. MG/JS JOUR 3759 Sports Journalism 3 s.h. WR/E/JS JOUR 3761 New Media Journalism 3 s.h. WR/E/JS JOUR 3762 Political Reporting 3 s.h. WR/E/JS JOUR 4822 Magazine Writing and Reporting 3 s.h. MG/JS JOUR 4823 In-Depth Reporting 3 s.h. WR/MG/JS JOUR 4825 Selected Topics in Journalism 3 s.h. WR/MG/E/JS JOUR 4894 Journalism Internship 1-3 s.h. (repeatable up to 6 s.h.) WR/MG/E/JS Required Support Courses (6 s.h.) Catalog Number Course Name Hours CMST 3756 Interviewing 3 s.h. CMST 4850 Computer-Mediated Communication 3 s.h. Elective Support Courses (6 s.h.) Choose 6 s.h. from the list Catalog Number Course Name Hours ENGL 3740 Advanced Writing 3 s.h. ENGL 3743 Professional and Techincal Communication 3 s.h. ENGL 3745 Writing for Online Environments 3 s.h. ENGL 4849 Professional and Technical Editing 3 s.h. ENGL 4850 Sociolinguistics 3 s.h. ENST 2600 Foundations of Enviormental Studies 3 s.h. POL 3702 Law and Society 3 s.h. POL 3714 American Public Opinion 3 s.h. POL 3722 State and Local Government 3 s.h. TCOM 1580 Introduction to Telecomunication Studies 3 s.h. CSIS 1510 Global Electronic Information Resources 3 s.h. ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3 s.h. CMST 2600 Communcation Theory 3 s.h. CJFS 2601 Policing 3 s.h. CJFS 2602 Criminal Courts 3 s.h. STAT 2601 Introductory Statistics 3 s.h. Minor (18 s.h.) Choose 18 credit hours from other areas of study. The speciali- zation may be a prescribed minor or journalism students are encouraged to develop their own ICP minor with the consent of your adviser. ICP minors must have at least 12 s.h. at 3700 level or above. Free Electives and Upper Division Requirement (10 s.h.) Students must complete 10 hours to reach 124 necessary for graduation and have at least 48 s.h. that are 3700 level or above.
Curriculum for journalism majors entering the program before Fall 2012
The Journalism B.A. requires students to take all of the following courses:Catalog # Title Hours 2622 News Reporting 3 2626 American Journalism 3 3716 Feature Writing 3 3717 Editorial & Opinion Writing 3 3721-L Journalism Workshop 3 3723 Editing & Design for Newspapers 3 4824 Press Law and Ethics 3 3743 Professional & Technical Communication 3 3760 Advanced News Reporting 3 4849 Professional & Technical Writing 3 4898 Professional Writing Internship 3 4899 Professional Writing Senior Project 3
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS FOR MAJOR: 36
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