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  • Journalism

    The major in journalism prepares students for a career in media industries, with emphases on storytelling and various forms of responsible communication on multiple platforms. Students will develop an understanding of concepts and theories in courses about journalistic principles. Students will learn to gather information and to think critically, creatively, and independently as multimedia storyteller in skills courses that begin at a basic level and build to advanced courses where everything she or he has learned is applied to the production of fully realized works of journalism. Clear and direct writing is essential for every student in the program.

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    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Identify how to avoid libel, invasion of privacy and copyright infringement, and describe the meaning of the First Amendment.
    2. Publish a timely enterprise story with multimedia of sufficient quality to be published with relatively minor editing.
    3. Correctly calculate and interpret numbers commonly used by journalists.
    4. Pitch a distinctive local story of any genre (news, feature, sports, etc.) relevant to the audience using multimedia (text plus photo and either audio or video).
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    JOU 3101 R R R R
    JOU 3109C I I I I
    JOU 4200 A
    JOU 4201   A A A
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    Assessment Types

    • Lab assignments
    • Exams
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