Journalism- Bachelor of Arts
For information, contact the area director of the journalism program, 206 Williams Hall, 513-529-5893.
This program provides students with a liberal arts approach to integrated journalism (print, broadcast, and web) focusing on proficiency in critical thinking, writing, reporting, and editing. These skills prepare students for careers in print and broadcast journalism, new media, related professions, and graduate studies. The program further emphasizes the importance of acting as ethical and productive members of the media and the community at large. In addition, all journalism students must choose and complete a second major outside the Department of Media, Journalism and Film.
(40 semester hours minimum)
|Introduction to Journalism|
or JRN 120
|Scholars in Media Writing|
|Precision Language for News Writing (JRN 102 should be taken before students enroll in JRN 201.)|
|Reporting and News Writing I 1|
|Reporting and News Writing II|
|Public Affairs Reporting|
|Introduction to Media|
|Introduction to Video Production|
|Select three of the following:|
|Journalism Law and Ethics|
|Topics in Journalism Studies|
|Digital Audio Reporting|
|Digital Video Reporting|
|Editing and Design|
|Advanced Storytelling in Journalism|
|Specialized Journalism 2,3|
|Critical Writing in Journalism|
|Inside Washington Semester Experience|
|The Washington Community|
|Media or Journalism Elective||3-4|
|Take one additional class from the choices above, or take one of the classes listed below:|
|Media, Representation, and Society|
|Media Technology & Culture|
|Mass Media and Politics|
|Select one of the following:|
|Capstone in Television Journalism|
|Capstone in Journalism|
|Total Credit Hours||40-48|
Prerequisite for JRN 202 and all 300- and 400-level JRN writing/editing courses
An internship is not required but strongly encouraged for all majors.
This course can be repeated.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following course: JRN 201.