Journalism - Broadcast Course Plan

Catalog Year 2017-2018

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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

Intro to Video Production (CMCO 230 - strongly encouraged) 3 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
HIST, INTL or PSCI GE Requirement 3 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirement 3 credits
BIBL/RELI GE Elective Requirement 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
Digital Multimedia Production (CMCO 250) 3 credits
Electives 6 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 62 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Broadcast News II (JOUR 370) 3 credits
Introduction to Public Relations (JOUR 320) 3 credits
Redistricted Elective (CMCO 333, 350, 355 or 371) 3 credits
History & Theology of Christianity (RELI 300) 3 credits
Electives 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 77 credits

Spring Semester

Journalism II (JOUR 470) 3 credits
Media Law & Ethics (JOUR 340) 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120) 2 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Electives 5 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 93 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) 3 credits
Electives 9 credits
Semester Total 18 credits
Cumulative Total 111 credits

Spring Semester

Field Experience/Internship (JOUR 475) 3 credits
Engaging Christ in Transition (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Electives 9 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

Notes

One three-credit internship needs to be on-campus and one three-credit internship needs to be off-campus.

Math requirement may be waived with a math SAT score of 620 or higher.