Journalism Emphasis

Undergraduate Journalism Emphasis Courses

JRN 200 Elements of Journalism

3 Credits

Elements of Journalism provides students with an understanding of the field of journalism. The course focuses on developing the students’ skills in the areas of grammar, spelling, punctuation, Associated Press (AP) style writing, the inverted pyramid, news gathering, interviewing and other elements of journalism. Prerequisites: ENG 121 and 122 or equivalents.

JRN 301 Newsgathering & Reporting

3 Credits

This course focuses on gathering, evaluating, writing, and editing information for news stories tailored to various forms of media. 

JRN 341 Specialized Journalism

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the various genres of journalistic writing. Students learn to employ skills acquired from previous journalism courses to specific types of news reporting. Genres include the following: investigative journalism, sports journalism, entertainment journalism, business journalism, and environmental journalism.

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