Journalism and Media Studies Major
This major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
|JAMS 150||LIVING IN A MEDIA WORLD||3|
|JAMS 175||INTRO TO MEDIA WRITING||4|
|JAMS 180||MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING||4|
|JAMS 230||MEDIA THEORY AND CRITICISM||4|
|JAMS 321||TOPICS IN MEDIA PRODUCTION||4|
|JAMS 485||SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
|Select one of the following:||1|
|ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRACTICES|
|SPORTS MEDIA PRACTICES|
|Select 4 credits of the following:||4|
|PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING|
|ELECTRONIC MEDIA WRITING|
|Select 12 credits of the following: 1||12|
|INTRODUCTION TO FILM (ALSO LISTED AS ENGL 327)|
|MEDIA AND THE LAW (ALSO LISTED AS POLS 337)|
|MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE|
|SOCIAL MEDIA THEORY AND PRACTICE|
|PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS|
|PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING|
|PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM|
|POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (ALSO LISTED AS POLS 353)|
|ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY (also listed as ENVS 357 and COMM 357)|
|TOPICS IN JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES|
|MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS|
Others as approved by department chair.
One off-campus January Term course (SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (JAMS 398)) offered by the department may be counted toward this requirement.
While JOURNALISM PRACTICES (JAMS 111), ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRACTICES (JAMS 112) or SPORTS MEDIA PRACTICES (JAMS 113) may be taken more than once, only one credit may be applied toward a Journalism and Media Studies major. Only courses in the major completed with a grade of C- or better may be used to meet prerequisite requirements or count toward the major.
Student Learning Outcomes
In successfully completing a major in Journalism and Media Studies, students will:
- create entertaining, informative, and/or persuasive media content;
- analyze and evaluate media content;
- understand the effects of media on audiences; and
- understand the structures and functions of mediated communication.