THE MINOR IN JOURNALISM

Course Requirements for the Minor: 18 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

The purpose of the Minor in Journalism is to offer students the opportunity to build a knowledge and skills base in the professional fields of news and public relations. Students selecting this minor can enhance their employment desirability by learning an array of media writing and conceptual skills. Students also can expect to achieve a detailed understanding of the role of journalism in society, thus enhancing a general liberal arts education.

Select one of the following patterns.

Public Relations Pattern: 18 units

Pattern Core: 9 units

3 courses required:
JOUR244Intro to Public Relations3.0FS
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of JOUR 260.
JOUR260Writing for Mass Media3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
JOUR341Writing for Public Relations3.0FS
Prerequisites: JOUR 244, JOUR 260.

Electives: 9 units

3 courses selected from:
JOUR310Entertain/Media/Amer Culture3.0FS *
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
JOUR311Women/Men/Media3.0SP *
JOUR313International Communication3.0FS
JOUR322History of American Journalism3.0FA
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

News-Editorial Pattern: 18 units

Pattern Core: 9 units

2 courses required:
JOUR260Writing for Mass Media3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
JOUR320Mass Communication Law3.0FS
Prerequisites: JOUR 101, JOUR 260.
1 course selected from:
JOUR321Public Affairs Reporting3.0FS
Prerequisites: HIST 130, JOUR 260, POLS 155.
JOUR327News Editing and Copyreading3.0FS
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

Electives: 9 units

3 courses selected from:
JOUR310Entertain/Media/Amer Culture3.0FS *
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
JOUR311Women/Men/Media3.0SP *
JOUR313International Communication3.0FS
JOUR322History of American Journalism3.0FA
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

Substitutions in course electives or prerequisites may be allowed with the permission of the departmental adviser.