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B.S. Degree in Multimedia Journalism

B.S. Degree in Multimedia Journalism

Description
The major in Multimedia Journalism balances the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the depth of a professional curriculum in multimedia journalism, along with a choice of unrestricted electives to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Majors must complete 120 credits with a minimum of 40 credits at the 300-400 levels. Majors will complete a minimum of 42 credits in LASC, 45 credits in the multimedia journalism program, and the remaining credits will be available as unrestricted electives. Internships, while not formally required, are strongly encouraged to gain additional insight into the journalism profession. The goal of the multimedia journalism curriculum is to prepare a graduate for a career in the journalism profession. The learning outcomes are: to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the principles of journalism; to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the ethical standards of the journalism profession; to investigate, report, photograph and digitally edit video and still photographs, copy-edit, design and produce content that incorporates formatting for both online and off-line publications; to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; to develop and publish an online publication that meets entry-level, industry standards; and to demonstrate entry-level professional competency through the successful completion of an internship or other professional field experience.

Core Requirements ( 57 credits )

Students must take MC 344 concurrently with either MC 342 or MC 343.

MC 100 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media (3)

MC 210 Media Writing (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 210 Media Writing (3)

MC 220 Layout & Typography I (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 220 Layout & Typography I (3)

MC 230 Photography (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 230 Photography (3)

MC 251 Video Production for Advertising, News, and Public Relations (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 251 Video Production for Ad, News, & PR (3)

MC 300 International Communications (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 324 International Communications (3)
OR
MC 302 History of Mass Communications (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 302 History of Mass Communications (3)


MC 309 Reporting (3) **Writing Intensive for Major**
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 309 Reporting (3)

MC 310 Copy Editing (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 321 Copy Editing (3)

MC 330 Photojournalism (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 330 Photojournalism (3)

MC 342 TV News Reporting (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 342 TV News Reporting (3)
OR
MC 343 TV News Photography (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 343 TV News Photography (3)

MC 344 TV News Video Editing (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 344 TV News Video Editing (3)

MC 352 Social Media Campaigns (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 352 Social Media Campaigns (3)

MC 400 Mass Media Ethics and Issues (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 400 Mass Media Ethics and Issues (3)

MC 401 Communications Law (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 403 Communications Law (3)

MC 405 Writing for the Web (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 405 Writing for the Web (3)

MC 406 Feature Writing (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 406 Feature Writing (3)

MC 407 Magazine Writing (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 407 Magazine Writing (3)

MC 420 Digital Storytelling (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 420 Digital Storytelling (3)

MC 492 Online Journalism Workshop (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 492 Online Journalism Workshop (3)