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Broadcast Journalism Option

Curriculum

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

Fall Credits
Beginning Language I 4
3
SFHS 1XXX Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Communication Courses 1
3
SCIL 1XXX Science with Laboratory 1
4
JOUR 2143 Media Writing 3
Broadcast Practicum 5
1
Elective 2,5 1
Total Hours 15
Spring Credits
Beginning Language II 4
3
FAH 1XXX Fine Arts and Humanities Courses 1
3
USHG 1XXX U. S. History and GovernmentU. S. History and Government 1
3
Broadcast Option Course 3
3
Broadcast Practicum 5
1
Elective 2,5 2
Total Hours 15

Fall Credits
FAH 1XXX Fine Arts and Humanities Courses 1
3
Broadcast Option Course 3
3
Broadcast Practicum 5
1
JOUR 3133 Media Management and Diversity 3
Elective 2,5 6
Total Hours 16
Spring Credits
Broadcast Option Course 3
3
Broadcast Practicum 5
1
Approved major elective 3
Elective 2,5 9
Total Hours 16

Fall Credits
JOUR Elective 5
3
JOUR 4123 Laws of Communication6 3
Elective 2,5,6 8
Total Hours 14
Spring Credits
JOUR 4883 Mass Communication Theory 3
Broadcast Option Course 3
3
Elective 2,5,6 10
Total Hours 16

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Recommended electives include COMM 2003 Public Speaking, COMM 2013 Voice and Diction, COMM 3003 Interpersonal Communication, COMM 3063 Oral Interpretation, COMM 3073 Group Communication; SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology; PSY 2003 General Psychology; ECON 2003 Principles of Economics I; POLS 2003 American Government, POLS 3033 American State and Local Government.
3Broadcast option courses include JOUR 2153 Introduction to Telecommunication, JOUR 3183 Digital News Writing, JOUR 3193 New Media News Gathering and JOUR 4133 Digital News Production.
4Must be same language. Students may waive three hours of language requirement for every one year of language study in high school with grades of "C" or better.
5At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level courses.
6Seniors enrolled on Multimedia Journalism (MMJR) Accelorated Bachelor's Plus Master's Degree Programs are suggested to take the following two classes for dual credits for their Journalism BA degree as electives and Multimedia MA degree.
a. Required: JOUR 6013 Visual Storytelling - in the Fall and JOUR 6023 Video Production for New Media - in the Spring
b. Choose one of the following for Fall and one for Spring of Senior year: JOUR 5023 Social Media, JOUR 5033 Community Journalism, JOUR 5043 Journalism Ethics, JOUR 5053 Mass Communication Seminar, JOUR 5083 Internet Communication, JOUR 5113 History of American Journalism, JOUR 5123 Laws of Communication, JOUR 5163 Advanced Photography.