The Journalism Minor prepares students of any major to write for news and other non-fiction publications. Students will develop basic writing and reporting skills and be introduced to key concepts that will help them develop a biblically-based understanding of journalism. The minor also prepares students to work in related fields such as communications and public relations.
Develop biblical principles and a Christian worldview of the role of a Christian journalist in society and how these principles apply to Christian and non-Christian publications.
Demonstrate professional competency in the core practical journalistic tasks by finding, reporting, and writing publishable news stories for local, regional, and national markets.
Understand the major principles of media law that apply to print journalism.
JRN203 Journalism I
JRN213 Journalism II
JRN352 Media Law
JRN253/470 Student Publications Internship or Off Campus Journalism Internship (3 credits)
Minor Electives (Choose 5 credits):
JRN212 Print Media Graphics
JRN222 Radio Journalism
JRN253 Student Publication Internship
JRN302 Journalism History
JRN323 Multi-media Skills
JRN332 Web-based Journalism & Design
JRN343 Narrative Non-fiction
JRN403 Political Journalism
JRN413 Public Relations
JRN470 Off Campus Journalism Internship
JRN480 Freelance Journalism Internship (3 or 6 credits)