Curriculum

Course Descriptions

Journalism Program

Arkansas Tech's journalism program offers students flexible alternatives in their education. Students can choose an emphasis in broadcast, print or public relations and tailor course schedules to fit their interests. Whether writing for the student newspaper, The Arka Tech, anchoring on TechTV, disc jockeying on the student-led radio station, KXRJ-FM, or interning locally, students are given many opportunities to gain hands-on experience and job training.

Public Relations
The Public Relations Option is the newest and fastest growing section of the Tech's journalism program. Students gain practical experience in planning, writing and design through four classes: Public Relations Principles, Public Relations Writing, Graphic Communications and Public Relations Project. Students majoring in Journalism must also take three core classes: Introduction to Mass Communication, News Writing and Mass Communication Theory. Four hours of practicum (TV, Radio or Multimedia) and six hours of electives are also required.

Print
The Print Option allows students the opportunity to expand and perfect their writing and editing skills. Students are required to take four classes: News Editing, News Reporting, Feature Writing and Advanced Reporting. Many students also choose to write for The ArkaTech, the student-led weekly newspaper. Students majoring in Journalism must also take three core classes: Introduction to Mass Communication, News Writing and Mass Communication Theory. Four hours of practicum (TV, Radio or Multimedia) and six hours of electives are also required.

Broadcast
The Broadcast Option gives students the chance to gain hands-on experience in the television industry. The option requires students to take four classes: Introduction to Telecommunication, Broadcast News Writing, TV Production and Advanced Reporting or Advanced Photography and Video. Students majoring in Journalism must also take three core classes: Introduction to Mass Communication, News Writing and Mass Communication Theory. Four hours of practicum (TV, Radio or Multimedia) and six hours of electives are also required. 

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