University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Dec 04, 2020  

Journalism, Minor

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I. Contact Information

301 Reynolds School of Journalism
(775) 784-6531

II. Description

Programs at the Reynolds School of Journalism are designed to get students thinking about journalistic practices in the 21st Century - what methods are working well and what traditional ideas may deserve another look. The Reynolds School of Journalism values critical thinking and exploration of public media issues. The school is committed to encouraging diversity of ideas, faculty and students.

The Reynolds School of Journalism has a tradition of strong professional orientation with an emphasis on hands-on skills training. Many professors have worked in journalistic fields - print, broadcast, visual and interactive media, advertising and public relations - and many continue to be active in these pursuits. Instruction emphasizes a strong liberal arts basis in addition to professional skills and requires students to complete professional internships in their chosen journalistic fields.

III. Program Requirements (21 units)

Students majoring in another field may minor in Journalism by completing the following courses:

A. Required Courses

IV. Note(s):

After the first four courses ( JOUR 107  , JOUR 207  , JOUR 108  , JOUR 208  ), students will work with their advisors to select appropriate electives from the above list. Freshmen and sophomores may not enroll in any 400-level courses.

To be accepted as a minor in journalism, a student must have completed  JOUR 107  , JOUR 207  , JOUR 108  , JOUR 208  with a C or better and with a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher having earned a C or better in each of the four courses. Once accepted as a minor, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in journalism to continue.

JOURNALISM TEACHING Students may prepare for a career as a high school journalism teacher by taking a combination of courses in journalism and education. This program is offered by the university’s College of Education.

ACCREDITATION The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Accreditation was first granted in 1970.

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