The Journalism minor helps students develop analytical and critical thinking skills to communicate with audiences across all media platforms.
JOU 101—Introduction to Journalism
JOU 204—Writing for the Mass Media
JOU 455—Mass Media and Diversity (Subtitle required)
JOU 531—Media Law
Select from the following for a total of 6 credits
JOU 415*—Design and Layout (Subtitle required)
JOU 497—Special Topics in Journalism (Subtitle required)
JOU 532—Ethics of Journalism and Mass Communication
JOU 535—History of Journalism
JOU 541—The First Amendment, Internet and Society
*May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits under different subtitles
Writers and authors develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs, and other online publications.
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per year in 2017
Number of Jobs
10 Year Job Outlook
new jobs (average)
Writers and authors work in an office, at home, or anywhere else they have access to a computer. Most work full time. However, self-employed and freelance writers usually work part time or have variable schedules. About 2 in 3 were self-employed in 2014.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics