Students are expected to complete a minimum of six courses from the following options:

A. Core Courses

Students will be required to take (at least) one course from each of these two areas.

JOUR 120a: The Culture of Journalism

JOUR 137b: Journalism in Modern America

JOUR 15a: Documentary Journalism: Reporting for Storytelling and Broadcast

JOUR 101a: The Fundamentals of Journalism

JOUR 109b: Reinventing Journalism for the 21st Century

JOUR 113a: Longform Journalism: Storytelling for Magazines and Podcasts

B. Ethics

Students will be required to complete the following ethics course.

JOUR 110b: Ethics in Journalism

C. Internship

Students are required to complete an internship in Journalism/Media to satisfy this requirement. In rare circumstances and with the permission of the Journalism Director, students may fulfill this requirement through an independent study.

D. Two Electives from Five Special Areas

Students will be required to take two electives from the following five special areas of study.  

  • Media Innovation (it is recommended that at least one of your electives come from this category)
  • Politics, Law and Ethics
  • Science Communications / Analytical and Research Methods
  • History, Principles and Practice
  • Communications Theory

Students are strongly encouraged to choose their electives from different groups.

Not every course will be offered every year.