The Journalism & Professional Writing Major prepares student for careers in broadcast and publication including writing, editing, and reporting. Exploration of current ethical and legal issues associated with the media is also conducted. Students receive a solid foundation in the multimedia skills that are increasingly in demand in today’s workforce. Students can gain real world experience by serving on the staff of the Battler Columns, the ABU newspaper.
|Course #||Credit Hours||Course Name|
|_____||ART 135||3||Photography I: Introduction to Digital Photography*|
|_____||COMM 175||3||Media Writing|
|_____||COMM 355||3||Mass Communication Law & Ethics|
|_____||ENGL 230||3||Creative Writing|
|_____||ENGL 250||3||Advanced Grammar|
|_____||ENGL 260||3||Technical Writing*|
|_____||HUMN 550||3||Seminar in the Humanities|
|_____||JOUR 160||3||Journalism Practicum I|
|_____||JOUR 200||3||Introduction to Journalism|
|_____||JOUR 210||3||News Editing and Production|
|_____||JOUR 450||1||Senior Portfolio Project|
|Plus 6 semester hours from at least two of the following:|
|_____||JOUR 165||1||Journalism Practicum II (on Battler Columns Staff)**|
|_____||ENGL 245||1||Practicum in Grant Writing**|
|Plus one of the following:|
|_____||ENGL 500||3||Internship in Professional Writing|
|_____||JOUR 520||3||Internship in News Editing and Production|
**May be repeated for credit.
Foreign language: Four semesters of one modern foreign language are required. (See policy on placement in courses)
Liberal Studies program: As outlined on appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet
* Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements
Admission requirements: Students must have a score of at least 20 on the ACT English test or 450 on the SAT Verbal test to be admitted as freshmen into the Journalism and Professional Writing major.
Among requirements for graduation, the student must have at least a 2.00 average in the major.