20 semester hours
Three courses are required: 1) ENGL 2206 Language of Journalism, 2) ENGL 3381 Journalism and New Media, and 3) ENGL 4468 Capstone Course: The Backpack Journalist. ENGL 2206 must be taken before or concurrently with ENGL 3381. The lower division requirement (ENGL 2206) will give Journalism minor students the foundation for further study, acquaint them with journalistic formats, and teach them the fundamentals of reportage and news literacy, essential tools for all apprentice journalists. Students may be exempted from taking ENGL 2206 and enroll in ENGL 3301 Writing for Journalism: Workshop instead, if they can demonstrate (via résumé and portfolio) significant secondary or post-secondary journalism proficiency and experience. ENGL 3381 Journalism and New Media is the essential introduction to non-print news platforms all Journalism minors must navigate and populate. A course list follows:
1. Two required courses
(8 semester hours)
• ENGL 2206 Language of Journalism 4 semester hours or
• ENGL 3301 Writing for Journalism: Workshop 4 semester hours
• ENGL 3381 Journalism and New Media 4 semester hours
2. One course in community journalism or specialized journalism
(4 semester hours)
3. ENGL 4468 Capstone Course: Backpack Journalism
(4 semester hours).
Restricted to senior English Minors in Journalism.
4. One elective
(4 semester hours) chosen from English courses in Journalism.
An average grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in the courses included in the minor.