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Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism: Major

Major in Journalism (44 credits)

  • A grade of at least C- in Department of Digital Media & Journalism (DMJ) courses is required for credit toward the Journalism major.
  • This major requires an internship (DMJ461/462/463/490) and corequisite seminar (DMJ491) totaling at least 5 credits. Students may fulfill the internship at the Legislative Gazette or elsewhere or may combine internship experiences to meet this requirement.
  • An average GPA of 2.0 in Department of Digital Media & Journalism (DMJ) courses is required for degree application.

Required core courses..........................................27 credits
DMJ210 Investigating Journalism (3)
DMJ215 Digital Storytelling (4)
DMJ230 Journalism I (4)
DMJ332 Journalism II (4)
DMJ347 Media Ethics (4)
DMJ453 Multimedia Editing & Publishing: The Little Rebellion (4)
DMJ458 Capstone Seminar in Multimedia Reporting (4)

Contexts of Journalism.......................................6 credits (min.)
DMJ305 Being Digital (3)
DMJ393 Journalism Selected Topic (3)
DMJ452 Mass Media Law (3)
DMJ475 Picture Culture (4)
DMJ470 Ottaway Seminar (1-3)

Genres of Journalism..........................................6 credits (min.)
DMJ300 Photojournalism I (3)
DMJ313 Public Affairs Reporting (3)
DMJ314 Feature Writing (4)
DMJ328 Arts Writing (3)
DMJ333 Radio Journalism (3)
DMJ334 Literature of Journalism (3)
DMJ393 Journalism Selected Topic (3)

Required Internship (4 min.) & Seminar (1)......5 credits (min.)
DMJ461 Legislative Gazette I (3)
DMJ462 Legislative Gazette II (3)
DMJ463 Legislative Gazette III (3)
DMJ490 Internship (4 credits min.)
DMJ491 Internship Seminar (1)