Department of Communication

Bachelor Degree: Journalism Emphasis

Classes offered within Journalism help the students develop the ability to identify essential and significant details and to report them clearly and succinctly in photojournalism as well as print. The newspaper practicum lab class provides hands on application and skills implementing the lessons learned throughout the emphasis.

Required Core Classes

All majors must complete COMM 1010 in the Humanities area of General Education. In addition, all majors must complete two major core classes:

COMM 3020 Communication Research
COMM 4050 Mass Media Theory and Effects


In addition to the required core classes, students must complete specific classes in a sequence

Course ID Title Credits
COMM 1610 News Writing 3
COMM 3040 News Editing 3
COMM 3070 Communication Graphics 3
COMM 3090 Intro to Photojournalism and Commercial Photography 3
COMM 35012 Practicum-Newspaper Lab 3
COMM 4140 Advanced Reporting 3
COMM 4260 Media Law 3
COMM 4440 Feature Writing 3


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