PEAK Minors

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The Journalism minor presents the fundamentals of the profession. Classes introduce the student to the history of the profession, examine ethical questions that journalists confront and explore the remarkable transformation that contemporary media are undergoing. Each student minoring in journalism is expected to develop a capstone project, contribute to campus publications and complete an internship. Working journalists regularly visit the classes to share their experiences. All the courses are writing intensive and include both a presentation of research and reporting as well as a portfolio of papers.

Journalism Minor

16-18 credits (Total does not include First-Year Seminar or ENG-100 courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

JOURN-200

Principles & Practices of Journalism: Print

3

JOURN-201

Principles & Practices of Journalism: Visual

3

JOURN-300 or
ENG 347

Feature Writing or
Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

JOURN-301

Advanced Editing and Reporting

3

JOURN-401

Senior Project

3

JOURN-497

Internship

1-3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication

Journalism minors should demonstrate the ability to research, report and edit according to professional standards. They are expected to be proficient nonfiction writers and understand the history of the field. They need to apply ethical standards in their reporting, interviewing and show that they can do thorough and thoughtful research for articles. In addition they must demonstrate an understanding of the methods and uses of multimedia in journalism today.