Undergrad Catalog 2010


Major in Journalism

The New Century Journalism program trains young journalists to work with image, sound and text, yet remain rooted in the traditional values of fairness, accuracy, objectivity and respect for audience. It incorporates state-of-the-art technology with an ethics-across-the-curriculum mission. Cutting-edge professionals will provide hands-on training in print, broadcast and Web-based news production. The course of study culminates with a senior thesis project allowing students to research and gain firsthand professional experience in their area of specialization.

Major in Journalism (B.A. or B.S.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements 53-55 hours
General Education Technical Requirements   3
     MDS 1500, Mass Media & Society 3  
Major Requirements   39
    MDS 1130, Basic Newswriting 3  
    MDS 1450, Introduction to Audio and Video Production

3

    MDS 1900, Journalism Practicum I 3  
    MDS 2140, Broadcast News Reporting

 3

 
    MDS 2200, Visual Journalism 3  
    MDS 2300, The Business of News 3  
    MDS 2900, Journalism Practicum II 3  
    MDS 3100, Covering Diverse Populations 3  
    MDS 3900, Journalism Practicum III

3

    MDS 3970, Journalism Workshop 
OR
    MSD 3980, Journalism Workshop II

 3

 
    MDS 4100, Communication Law

3

 
    MDS 4110, Media Ethics 3  
    MDS 4960, Senior Project 3  
Journalism Electives   9
        MDS 2130, Advanced Reporting (3)
        MDS 2170, Desktop Publishing (3)
        MDS 2210, Feature Writing (3)
        MDS 2500, Mass Communication Theory (3)
        MDS 2700, Media History (3)
        MDS 3300, Media Research Methods (3)
        MDS 3140, TV Newscasting (3)
        MDS 3600, Journalism as Literature (3)
        MDS 3700, TV, Vietnam, Watergate and the News (3)
        MDS 4200, Media Leadership (3)
        MDS 4900, Journalism Internship (3)

   
Electives 25-27
Total   128