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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Journalism, B.A.


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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences  > Jack J. Valenti School of Communication  > Journalism, B.A.

Students in print and broadcast will develop an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural contexts in which news is gathered and disseminated. They will acquire the skills needed to investigate effectively the world of news and to report these findings accurately, clearly, completely, and in the public interest. They will graduate with the knowledge of the critical, analytical, and ethical perspectives necessary to succeed in entry-level jobs and in lifelong careers.

Communication Major


All undergraduate majors in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication must complete, with a GPA of at least 2.00, 12 semester hours as follows:

COMM 1301 , COMM 1302 , COMM 2300 , and COMM 4303 .

To take Jack J. Valenti School of Communication courses at the 3000- and 4000-level, students should complete the three lower level courses required of all Communication majors, COMM 1301 , COMM 1302 , COMM 2300 . Majors should complete them in their first 60 hours; transfer students should do so in their first two semesters at the university.

Students who enroll (register) for advanced courses without completing the nonadvanced requirements may be dropped by the instructor or the school. Neither the school nor the instructor will be responsible for tuition refunds.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in communication:

Students must achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA in all courses that count toward the major with at least a C in each.

No COMM course for major (or minor) may be retaken more than twice.

Jack J. Valenti School Requirements (12 hours)


Print Media Sequence


Print Media Sequence Requirements: (12 hours)


Advanced Reporting Required Electives: 6 hours (two courses) from:


Advanced Media Technology Required Electives: 3 hours (one course) from:


Broadcast Sequence


Broadcast Media Sequence Requirements: (12 hours)


Advanced Reporting Required Electives: 3 hours (one course) from:


Advanced Media Technology Required Electives: 6 hours (two courses) from:


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