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Major: Digital Journalism, B.A. (0602), 45 Credits

General Education: 42 Credits; Major: 45 Credits; Elective Credits: 33 Credits

Communication and Media Arts Division Goals

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how communication affects individuals, society, and/or diverse public/professional groups.
  • Produce oral, written, or mediated communication that engages with culturally relevant and/or social justice issues.

Digital Journalism Major Goals

  • Apply research, writing, and reporting skills through traditional as well as digital media to create informative, relevant, and original content.
  • Articulate the impact of new technologies on journalists in the 21st century.

Required courses: (21 credits)

COMM 112Storytelling Across Media

3

COMM 205Journalism in the 21st Century

3

COMM 230Cultural History of Media

3

COMM 305Race, Class, and Gender in Media

3

COMM 312Digital Cultures

3

COMM 395Media, Law & Ethics

3

COMM 450Research Seminar

3

Content Courses. Choose three of the following: (9 credits)

AIP 334 Media and Politics (CP, UP)

3

AIP 342Fashion, History and Society (CP)

3

COMM 299Independent Study / Internship

1-6

COMM 304Global Media Studies

3

COMM 308Special Topics in Communication

1-3

COMM 321Communication Campaigns

3

COMM 333Fashion, Media, and Culture

3

COMM 335Music as Media

3

GSS 210Gender Studies

3

IS 109/PS 109International Relations

3

IS 150/ECO 150Economy, Society and the State

3

PS 106 Introduction to U.S. Politics

3

PS 231/IS 231Comparative Politics

3

Writing Courses. Choose three of the following: (9 credits)

COMM 309Arts & Media Reporting and Criticism

3

COMM 311Public Affairs & Political Reporting

3

COMM 318Fashion Journalism

3

COMM 340Freelance Article Writing

3

COMM 350Special Topics in Journalism

3

Production Courses. Choose two of the following: (6 credits)

COMM 216/DANC 216/MUS 216Digital Sound Workshop

3

COMM 222TV Studio Production

3

COMM 225New Media Techniques

3

COMM 233Video Field Production

3

COMM 300Special Topics in Media Production

3

COMM 324Video Postproduction

3

COMM 325 Interactive Media

3

COMM 338Broadcast Journalism

3

COMM 342Advanced TV Studio Production 

3

COMM 346Podcasting

3

COMM 347Integrated Media

3

COMM 349/MUS 349 Projects in Digital Sound

3

COMM 359Directing Video

3

NOTES:

COMM 299: Students may take up to 15 credits of Internships and Independent Studies combined. A maximum of 3 Internship credits can be applied towards the major. Independent Studies cannot be applied towards the major

COMM 321, COMM 350, COMM 300, COMM 325, COMM 347, COMM 359: Can be repeated with different topics.