2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University


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 59-65 hours
General Education (Technical Requirements)  
     MDS 1500, Mass Media & Society (counts in Gen Ed) 3  
     MDS 4015, Media Studies Senior Capstone (counts in Gen Ed) 1
Major   30
Media Studies Common Core  9  
    MDS 2300, Entrepreneurial Media 3  
    MDS 4100, Communication Law 3
    MDS 4110, Media Ethics

3

Major Requirements 15  
    MDS 1100, Foundations in Journalism

3

 
    MDS 1130, Media Writing I 3  
    MDS 1450, Introduction to Audio and Video Production     3  
    MDS 2130, Media Writing II 3  
    MDS 2230, Digital Storytelling 3  
Journalism Electives 6
    MDS 1800, Sports Writing (3)
    MDS 2000, Media Performance (3)
    MDS 2200, Visual Communication (3)
    MDS 2400, Magazine Workshop (3)
    MDS 3100, Covering Diverse Populations (3)
    MDS 3130, Social Media Reporting (3)
    MDS 3450, Advanced Video Production (3)
    MDS 3970, Journalism Workshop OR MDS 4900, Journalism Internship (3)
    MDS 4300, Global Media Systems (3)
   
Minor  18 
Electives 15-21
   
Total   128