Journalism Education

Overview

Students in Journalism Education will be prepared to practice journalism as well as to teach it on the high school level. Students interested in teaching journalism will leave furnished with the skills necessary to be successful in secondary education settings.

The wide range of courses in the major includes exposure to all kinds of journalistic and professional writing, creative writing, and ethics. Also required are 33 hours of professional education courses, including student teaching.

Course Requirements for B.A. Journalism Education

Course Requirements for B.S. Journalism Education

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

JOU 2140 Newspaper Journalism

Instruction and practice in writing for newspapers, including current news, features, sports, government, editorials, etc. Includes practical experience writing for the campus and local newspapers.

JOU 3130 Editing

Instruction and practice in the preparation of copy for publication, including copy editing, proofreading, style, headline writing , picture cropping, typography, legal considerations, and page layout and design for newspapers, magazines, and other media.

COM 2170 Communication Ethics/Theories

This course explores moral reasoning and practice in the communication field as well as the major theoretical approaches to communication. Case studies will be used to examine truth telling, business pressures, deception, fairness, privacy, social justice, and the relationship between ethics, theories and practice. Applications in advertising, the entertainment industry, politics, and the church.

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