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Journalism Studies - Minor


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The Journalism minor helps students develop analytical and critical thinking skills to communicate with audiences across all media platforms.

Minor in Journalism Studies—18 Credit Hours

Minor Pre-requisites 
JOU 101—Introduction to Journalism
JOU 204—Writing for the Mass Media

Minor Requirements 
JOU 333—Media Law and Ethics
JOU 455—Mass Media and Diversity: Race, Gender & Class

Minor Electives 
Select from the following for a total of 6 credits
JOU 208—Issues in 21st Century Sports
JOU 319—World Media Systems
​JOU 330—Web Publishing and Design
JOU 415*—Design and Layout (Subtitle required)
JOU 497**—Special Topics in Journalism (Subtitle required)
JOU 531—Media Law
JOU 532—Ethics of Journalism and Mass Communication
JOU 535—History of Journalism

*May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits under different subtitles
**May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits under different subtitles

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Writers and Authors

Writers and authors develop written content for various types of media.

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Writers and authors may work anywhere they have access to a computer. Many writers and authors are self-employed.

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