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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

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Description of the Major
The major in journalism prepares you for a career in a variety of media, with emphases on storytelling, ethical principles and responsible communication. You will develop an understanding of concepts and theories in courses devoted to media history, ethics and law. You will learn to gather information and to think critically, creatively and independently as writer and photographer in skills courses that begin at a basic level and build to advanced courses where everything you have learned is applied to the production of a fully realized work of journalism. Clear and direct writing is essential for every student in the program.

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Before Graduating You Must
  • Satisfactory evaluation of your professional portfolio, prepared in JOU 4930, and evaluated by a team of professionals and faculty.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Understand concepts and theories and apply them in the presentation of images and information.
  2. Understand professional ethical principles.
  3. Apply tools and technologies relevant to the journalism profession.
  4. Gather information, conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the journalism profession.
  5. Think critically, creatively and independently.
  6. Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the journalism profession.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
JOU 3101 X X X X X X
JOU 3110 X   X X X X
JOU 4201 X X X X X X
JOU 4700   X     X X
MMC 2100 X   X X X X
MMC 4200   X   X X X
JOU 4181 X   X X X X
JOU 4202 X   X X X X
JOU 4311 X   X X X X
JOU 4421 X   X X X  
JOU 4445C X   X X X X
JOU 4605 X   X X X  
JOU 4946 X   X X X X
Special Topics
JOU 4930           X

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