Journalism - Print Course Plan

Catalog Year 2016-2017

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Introduction to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
Knowing & Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
Bible Survey (BIBL 100) 3 credits
MATH GE Requirement 3 credits
Social Science GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 15 credits

Spring Semester

HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirement 3 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
HIST, INTL or PSCI GE Requirement 3 credits
Bible Elective 3 credits
Electives 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 31 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Introduction to Journalism (JOUR 230) 3 credits
Broadcast News I (JOUR 270) 3 credits
Persuasive Communication (COMM 200) 3 credits
HUMA 205 or LITR & PHIL GE Requirement 3 credits
Career Mapping & Obtaining an Internship (GEED 216 - optional/recommended) 1 credits
Electives 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 47 credits

Spring Semester

Practical Grammar & Editing (WRIT 210) 3 credits
Mass Media & Popular Culture (COMM 230) 3 credits
Professional Writing (WRIT 310) 3 credits
History & Theology of Christianity (RELI 300) 3 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 62 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Magazine & Feature Writing (JOUR 330) 3 credits
Introduction to Public Relations (JOUR 320) 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120) 2 credits
Electives 9 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 79 credits

Spring Semester

Digital Multimedia Production (CMCO 250) 3 credits
Media Law & Ethics (JOUR 340) 3 credits
Journalism II (JOUR 470) 3 credits
Electives 6 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 94 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Senior Capstone (JOUR 480) 3 credits
Field Experience/Internship (JOUR 475) 3 credits
Developing a Professional Identity (GEED 218 - optional/recommended) 1 credits
Electives 10 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 111 credits

Spring Semester

Field Experience/Internship (JOUR 475) 3 credits
Culture & Christianity (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Electives 9 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

Notes

One three-credit internship needs to be with The Crescent and one three-credit internship needs to be off-campus.

Math requirement may be waived with a math SAT score of 600 or above.