Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Lower Division Requirements: 4 courses (16 semester hours)

Students must take:

  • JOUR 1100: Language of Journalism 4 semester hours
  • JOUR 2210: Writing for Journalism 4 semester hours

One course in Genres:

  • ENGL 2200 Genres: Drama 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 2201 Genres: Poetry 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 2202 Genres: Fiction 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 2296 Special Studies in Genres 4 semester hours

One course in Histories:

  • ENGL 2203 Histories: British Literature I 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 2204 Histories: British Literature II 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 2297 Special Studies in Histories 4 semester hours

Note:

  • If FFYS 1000 Writing in LA or RHET 1000 Speaking completed as part of the Core Curriculum, then JOUR 3310 or JOUR UD Elect not needed

Upper Division Requirements: (23-24 semester hours)

  • JOUR 3300: Critical and Ethical Issues in Journalism 4 semester hours.
  • Specialization: Course may be taken in another department with advisor approval 3-4 semester hours. Note: Specialization courses are listed in the LMU Bulletin. Consult your JOUR advisor on your selections.
  • Production/Media Skills: Four one-unit courses (Video or Audio Editing, Photography, Flash, Coding, etc.) 4 semester hours. Note: Production/Media Skills courses are listed in the LMU Bulletin. Consult your JOUR advisor on your selections.
  • Genre: (JOUR 3303, 3304, 3310, 3998, 4465, 4471, 4998, 5502, 5590, 5591, 5592, 5998) or JOUR 4407 (Investigative Reporting) 4 semester hours
  • JOUR 4402 (Writing Internship) or JOUR 4469 or JOUR 4470 4 semester hours
  • JOUR 4468: Capstone

Note:

  • JOUR 3310 or JOUR UD Elect or Other approved course if FFYS or RHET option not taken