Larry Foley
Chair of the School
205 Kimpel Hall
479-575-3601

School of Journalism and Strategic Media Website

The purpose of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media is to provide students with knowledge of the history, theory, and ethics of mass communications, to educate students in journalistic skills, including the ability to express themselves logically and clearly, and to guide them in securing specialized knowledge of society appropriate to journalistic careers.

Majors and Minor

The School of Journalism and Strategic Media offers two undergraduate majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree: a major in Advertising and Public Relations and a major in Journalism. The journalism major offers students a choice of three concentrations: a broadcast concentration, a journalism concentration and a multimedia storytelling and production concentration. The school also offers a combined major in Journalism/Political Science as well as a minor in journalism.

University and College Requirements: In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the course list below may be applied to portions of the state minimum core requirements.

State Minimum Core35
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
or a higher level math.
World language up to the Intermediate I level (2000-level)9
Select one of the following:3
World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
An advanced literature course
A language literature course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Any philosophy (PHIL) course at the 3000-level or higher (recommended: PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions)
PLSC 2003American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)3
A second PLSC course (the following are recommended options):3
Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
The American Congress
The American Chief Executive
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice3
COMM 1313Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3
Any HIST course 3000-level or higher3
Cultural/Diversity Requirement3
Choose a course in cultural/diversity studies from the following options:
Middle East Cultures
Intercultural Communication
African American History to 1877
African American History Since 1877
History of the American Indian
African Americans in Film
History of the Black Press
Human Diversity and Social Work
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Other cultural/diversity courses as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Journalism and Strategic Media Core16
All majors and minors must complete the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) requirement as a prerequisite or co-requisite to JOUR 1033 Media Writing by completing one of these two options: 1) Pass JOUR 1003 Journalistic Writing Skills with a grade of C or better; or 2) Pass JOUR 1100 Grammar Spelling Punctuation Requirement with a Satisfactory (S) grade by scoring a 75% or better on the GSP test that is administered through the class. Once you officially declare a Journalism major or minor, you will obtain access to the GSP Blackboard course for Option 2. Students who do not complete both the GSP requirement and JOUR 1033 with a C or better cannot enroll in any courses for which JOUR 1033 is a prerequisite. The GSP test is only administered a certain number of times each semester. Students must request a GSP test time a minimum of two weeks before they plan to take the test. There is no guarantee that GSP testing slots will be open when desired, so students must schedule well in advance.
A minimum grade of “C” is required in all journalism courses that serve as prerequisites for advanced journalism and advertising/public relations courses. In certain courses a minimum grade of “B” is required.
Media and Society
Media Writing
Media Law
Ethics in Journalism
Journalism Writing Requirement
Journalism Digital Requirement: JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism, JOUR 2063 Media Graphics and Technology, or JOUR 405V Specialized Journalism Seminar with the subtopic "Videography/Editing" or "Digital Content Strategy."
Advertising/Public Relations Courses
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to enroll in ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743.
Students are required to earn a grade of “B” or higher in both ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743 and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to qualify to take all other 3000-level or higher Advertising/Public Relations courses. Students may retake ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743 only once to earn a grade of “B” or higher.
ADPR 3723Advertising Principles3
ADPR 3743Public Relations Principles3
ADPR 4143Public Relations Writing3
ADPR 4423Creative Strategy and Execution3
ADPR 4453Media Planning & Strategy3
or ADPR 4473 Account Planning
Six credit hours in JOUR or ADPR courses. It is recommended that one course choice be an internship. 6
MKTG 3433Introduction to Marketing3
MKTG 3553Consumer Behavior3
MKTG 3633Marketing Research3
Electives
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives3
Total Hours120

Writing Requirement: Successful completion of JOUR 4981 with a grade of "C" or better satisfies the Fulbright College Writing Requirement for journalism majors.  

Advertising and Public Relations B.A.
Eight-Semester Plan

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives. Students should consult with their academic adviser.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
JOUR 1023 Media and Society3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
World language at the Elementary I (1003) level or higher (depending on placement in sequence)3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
  3
or any higher numbered MATH or STAT course
STAT 2303 is highly recommended as it acts as a prerequisite to MKTG 3433.
JOUR 1033 Media Writing  3
World language at the Elementary II (1013) level or higher (depending on placement in sequence)  3
Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3:
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
or ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
or ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
  3
ECON 2143 or (ECON 2013 and ECON 2023) are prerequisites to MKTG 3433.
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Students have the option of enrolling in ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743 during the sophomore or junior year. If enrolling during the sophomore year, students must have a minimum of 30 credit hours completed, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and must have completed JOUR 1033 with a C or better. No in-progress credit hours accepted. No exceptions will be made.
ADPR 3723 Advertising Principles (must earn a B or better)3  
or if ECON 2013 or ECON 2023 was completed, then take the other ECON not completed in the sequence. If ECON 2143 was completed, then take a Social Sciences State Minimum Core course (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3).1
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
3  
or any PHIL course numbered 3000 or higher (PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions is recommended)
World language at the Intermediate I (2003) level or higher (depending on placement in sequence)3  
Journalism Digital Requirement3  
JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism
JOUR 2063 Media Graphics and Technology
JOUR 405V Specialized Journalism Seminar (with the subtopic "Videography/Editing" or "Digital Content Strategy.")
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
ADPR 3743 Public Relations Principles (must earn a B or better)  3
or Social Sciences State Minimum Core
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing  3
Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1:
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
or WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)  3
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Students have the option of enrolling in the ADPR 4143, ADPR 4423, and (ADPR 4453 or ADPR 4473) course sequence during the junior or senior year. If ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743 are already completed with a grade of B or better, then choose one course from the ADPR courses below or complete another remaining degree requirement.
If enrolling during the junior year, students must have a minimum of 60 credit hours completed, 2.5 cumulative GPA, be an Advertising/Public Relations major, and must have completed ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743, each with a grade of B or better. No in-progress credit hours accepted. No exceptions will be made.
If not completed during sophomore year, then take:3  
ADPR 3723 Advertising Principles (must earn a B or better)
If ADPR 3723 is already completed, then choose one ADPR course from below or complete another remaining degree requirement.
ADPR 4143 Public Relations Writing
or ADPR 4423 Creative Strategy and Execution
or ADPR 4453 Media Planning & Strategy
or ADPR 4473 Account Planning
Students need only to complete either ADPR 4453 or ADPR 4473 towards the nine credit hours of the 4000-level ADPR course sequence--not both. If both are completed, then one will count as a JOUR/ADPR elective.
MKTG 3553 Consumer Behavior3  
JOUR 3633 Media Law3  
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher3  
Any PLSC course (PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations, PLSC 3233 The American Congress, and PLSC 4233 The American Chief Executive are recommended)3  
If not completed during sophomore year, then take:  3
ADPR 3743 Public Relations Principles (must earn a B or better)
If ADPR 3743 is already completed, then choose one ADPR course from below or complete another remaining degree requirement.  3
ADPR 4143 Public Relations Writing
or ADPR 4423 Creative Strategy and Execution
or ADPR 4453 Media Planning & Strategy
or ADPR 4473 Account Planning
Students need only to complete either ADPR 4453 or ADPR 4473 towards the nine credit hours of the 4000-level ADPR course sequence--not both. If both are completed, then one will count as a JOUR/ADPR elective.
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher  3
If a HIST course was already completed that satisfies both requirements, then select non-JOUR/ADPR general electives.
MKTG 3633 Marketing Research  3
Any JOUR or ADPR course  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
If not previously completed, and if available, then choose 1-2 courses from the following:0-6  
ADPR 4143 Public Relations Writing
or ADPR 4423 Creative Strategy and Execution
or ADPR 4453 Media Planning & Strategy
or ADPR 4473 Account Planning
Students need only to complete either ADPR 4453 or ADPR 4473 towards the nine credit hours of the 4000-level ADPR course sequence--not both. If both are completed, then one will count as a JOUR/ADPR elective.
JOUR 4333 Ethics in Journalism3  
Any JOUR or ADPR course3  
JOUR 4981 Journalism Writing Requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)1  
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)23  
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives2  
If not previously completed, then choose 1-3 courses from the following. If all nine hours in the sequence have been completed, then take non-JOUR/ADPR general electives.  3-9
ADPR 4143 Public Relations Writing
or ADPR 4423 Creative Strategy and Execution
or ADPR 4453 Media Planning & Strategy
or ADPR 4473 Account Planning
Students need only to complete either ADPR 4453 or ADPR 4473 towards the nine credit hours of the 4000-level ADPR course sequence--not both. If both are completed, then one will count as a JOUR/ADPR elective.
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3). If already satisfied, then take non-JOUR/ADPR general electives.1  3
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives  7
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the course list below may be applied to portions of the state minimum core requirements.

State Minimum Core35
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
Or a higher level MATH or STAT course.
World language at the Intermediate I level (2000-level) 19
Select one of the following:3
World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
An advanced literature course
A language literature course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Any PHIL course 3000-level or higher (recommended: PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions)
PLSC 2003American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)3
A second PLSC course (the following are recommended options):3
Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
The American Congress
The American Chief Executive
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice3-6
or ECON 2013
ECON 2023
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
and Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
COMM 1313Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3
Any HIST course 3000-level or higher3
Cultural/Diversity Requirement3
Broadcast Concentration: Select one course
Middle East Cultures
Intercultural Communication
African American History to 1877 2
African American History to 1877
African American History Since 1877 2
African American History Since 1877
History of the American Indian 2
African Americans in Film 3
African Americans in Film
History of the Black Press 3
History of the Black Press
Human Diversity and Social Work
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 4
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Journalism Concentration: Select one course
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
Specialized Journalism Seminar (Approved topics include "Portrayals of Asian Americans in US Media," "Representation of Indian Americans in US Media," "Minorities in the Media," and "Writing for Racially Diverse Audiences.")
History of the Black Press
History of the Black Press
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Multimedia Storytelling and Production Concentration: Select one course
Multiculturalism in Advertising and Public Relations
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
Specialized Journalism Seminar (Approved topics include "Indigenous Documentary," "Portrayals of Asian Americans in US Media," "Representation of Indian Americans in US Media," "Writing for Racially Diverse Audiences," and "Minorities in the Media.")
History of the Black Press
History of the Black Press
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Journalism and Strategic Media Courses
A minimum grade of “C” is required in all journalism courses that serve as prerequisites for advanced journalism courses. In certain courses a minimum grade of “B” is required.
All majors and minors must complete the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) requirement as a prerequisite or co-requisite to JOUR 1033 Media Writing by completing one of these two options: 1) Pass JOUR 1003 Journalistic Writing Skills with a grade of C or better; or 2) Pass JOUR 1100 Grammar Spelling Punctuation Requirement with a Satisfactory (S) grade by scoring a 75% or better on the GSP test that is administered through the class. Once you officially declare a Journalism major or minor, you will obtain access to the GSP Blackboard course for Option 2. Students who do not complete both the GSP requirement and JOUR 1033 with a C or better cannot enroll in any courses for which JOUR 1033 is a prerequisite. The GSP test is only administered a certain number of times each semester. Students must request a GSP test time a minimum of two weeks before they plan to take the test. There is no guarantee that GSP testing slots will be open when desired, so students must schedule well in advance.
Journalism and Strategic Media Core16
Media and Society
Media Writing
Media Law
Ethics in Journalism
Journalism Writing Requirement
Three credit hours towards the Journalism Digital Requirement (varies by concentration). For the Broadcast Concentration, please select any JOUR course with a digital component, as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media. For the Journalism Concentration, please select JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism (to be taken concurrently or after JOUR 2013 News Reporting I). For the Multimedia Storytelling & Production Concentration, please select JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism, JOUR 2063 Media Graphics & Technology, or another JOUR course with a digital component, as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Concentration Requirements21
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives. If the requirements for the number of Fulbright College and UA-Fayetteville credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher are not satisfied through the elective choices within the concentrations, then additional credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher must be completed. For the Broadcast and Journalism Concentrations, up to six credit hours must be numbered at the 3000-level or higher. For the Multimedia Storytelling & Production Concentration, up to nine credit hours must be numbered at the 3000-level or higher, with three of these credit hours from a Fulbright College course. Please consult with your academic advisor regarding these credit hour requirements.12
Total Hours120

Broadcast Concentration:

JOUR 2032
JOUR 2031L
Broadcast News Reporting I
and Broadcast News Reporting I Laboratory
3
JOUR 3072
JOUR 3071L
Broadcast News Reporting II
and Broadcast News Reporting II Laboratory
3
JOUR 4863Television News Reporting I3
JOUR 4873Television News Reporting II3
JOUR 4893Television News Producing3
Six credit hours in JOUR or ADPR courses. It is recommended that one course be an internship and another course be JOUR 4883.6
Total Hours21

Writing Requirement: Successful completion of JOUR 4981 with a grade of "C" or better satisfies the Fulbright College Writing Requirement for journalism majors. 

Journalism B.A. with Broadcast Concentration

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
JOUR 1023 Media and Society3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (if still needed)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
  3
JOUR 1033 Media Writing  3
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Journalism Digital Requirement: any three-credit hour JOUR course with a digital component, as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.3  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1:
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
or WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
3  
World language at the Elementary I level (1000-level)3  
Non-JOUR General Electives3  
JOUR 2032 Broadcast News Reporting I
& JOUR 2031L Broadcast News Reporting I Laboratory
  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)  3
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
or PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions
  3
World language at the Elementary II level (1000-level)  3
Non-JOUR General Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 3072 Broadcast News Reporting II
& JOUR 3071L Broadcast News Reporting II Laboratory
3  
JOUR 3633 Media Law3  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  
World language at the Intermediate I level (2000-level)3  
Non-JOUR General Electives3  
JOUR 4863 Television News Reporting I  3
JOUR 4893 Television News Producing  3
JOUR 4333 Ethics in Journalism  3
Any PLSC course  3
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 4873 Television News Reporting II3  
JOUR elective 3000-level or higher3  
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher3  
40-hour rule electives or non-JOUR general electives3  
Non-JOUR General Electives3  
JOUR elective 3000-level or higher  3
JOUR 4981 Journalism Writing Requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  1
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher  3
If a HIST course was already completed that satisfies both requirements, then select non-JOUR general electives.
Non-JOUR General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.A. in Journalism with Journalism Concentration 

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the course list below may be applied to portions of the state minimum core requirements.

State Minimum Core35
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
Or a higher level MATH or STAT course.
World language at the Intermediate I level (2000-level) 19
Select one of the following:3
World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
An advanced literature course
A language literature course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Any PHIL course 3000-level or higher (recommended: PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions)
PLSC 2003American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)3
A second PLSC course (the following are recommended options):3
Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
The American Congress
The American Chief Executive
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice3-6
or ECON 2013
ECON 2023
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
and Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
COMM 1313Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3
Any HIST course 3000-level or higher3
Cultural/Diversity Requirement3
Broadcast Concentration: Select one course
Middle East Cultures
Intercultural Communication
African American History to 1877 2
African American History to 1877
African American History Since 1877 2
African American History Since 1877
History of the American Indian 2
African Americans in Film 3
African Americans in Film
History of the Black Press 3
History of the Black Press
Human Diversity and Social Work
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 4
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Journalism Concentration: Select one course
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
Specialized Journalism Seminar (Approved topics include "Portrayals of Asian Americans in US Media," "Representation of Indian Americans in US Media," "Minorities in the Media," and "Writing for Racially Diverse Audiences.")
History of the Black Press
History of the Black Press
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Multimedia Storytelling and Production Concentration: Select one course
Multiculturalism in Advertising and Public Relations
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
Specialized Journalism Seminar (Approved topics include "Indigenous Documentary," "Portrayals of Asian Americans in US Media," "Representation of Indian Americans in US Media," "Writing for Racially Diverse Audiences," and "Minorities in the Media.")
History of the Black Press
History of the Black Press
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Journalism and Strategic Media Courses
A minimum grade of “C” is required in all journalism courses that serve as prerequisites for advanced journalism courses. In certain courses a minimum grade of “B” is required.
All majors and minors must complete the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) requirement as a prerequisite or co-requisite to JOUR 1033 Media Writing by completing one of these two options: 1) Pass JOUR 1003 Journalistic Writing Skills with a grade of C or better; or 2) Pass JOUR 1100 Grammar Spelling Punctuation Requirement with a Satisfactory (S) grade by scoring a 75% or better on the GSP test that is administered through the class. Once you officially declare a Journalism major or minor, you will obtain access to the GSP Blackboard course for Option 2. Students who do not complete both the GSP requirement and JOUR 1033 with a C or better cannot enroll in any courses for which JOUR 1033 is a prerequisite. The GSP test is only administered a certain number of times each semester. Students must request a GSP test time a minimum of two weeks before they plan to take the test. There is no guarantee that GSP testing slots will be open when desired, so students must schedule well in advance.
Journalism and Strategic Media Core16
Media and Society
Media Writing
Media Law
Ethics in Journalism
Journalism Writing Requirement
Three credit hours towards the Journalism Digital Requirement (varies by concentration). For the Broadcast Concentration, please select any JOUR course with a digital component, as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media. For the Journalism Concentration, please select JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism (to be taken concurrently or after JOUR 2013 News Reporting I). For the Multimedia Storytelling & Production Concentration, please select JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism, JOUR 2063 Media Graphics & Technology, or another JOUR course with a digital component, as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Concentration Requirements21
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives. If the requirements for the number of Fulbright College and UA-Fayetteville credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher are not satisfied through the elective choices within the concentrations, then additional credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher must be completed. For the Broadcast and Journalism Concentrations, up to six credit hours must be numbered at the 3000-level or higher. For the Multimedia Storytelling & Production Concentration, up to nine credit hours must be numbered at the 3000-level or higher, with three of these credit hours from a Fulbright College course. Please consult with your academic advisor regarding these credit hour requirements.12
Total Hours120

Requirements for Journalism Concentration

JOUR 2013News Reporting I3
JOUR 3013Editing3
JOUR 3123Enterprise Journalism3
In-Depth Reporting Requirement. Choose two courses from the list below:6
News Reporting II
Sports Journalism
Government and the Media
Social Media and Journalism
Data Journalism
Business Journalism
Magazine Writing
Visual Literacy & Technology Requirement. Choose two courses from the list below:6
Broadcast News Reporting I
and Broadcast News Reporting I Laboratory
Media Graphics and Technology
Photo Journalism I
and Photojournalism I Laboratory
Specialized Journalism Seminar (Approved topics include "Advanced Reporting and Data Analysis," "Digital Content Strategy," "Digital First," and "Videography.")
Advanced Radio News Reporting and Podcasting
Literature of Journalism
Television News Reporting I
Or other Visual Literacy & Technology courses as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Total Hours21

Writing Requirement: Successful completion of JOUR 4981 with a grade of "C" or better satisfies the Fulbright College Writing Requirement for journalism majors. 

B.A. in Journalism with Journalism Concentration
Eight-Semester Degree Plan

Students selecting the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for University requirements of the program as well as the Fulbright College requirements.

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives in consultation with their academic advisor.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)13  
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)1
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203 (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)1
JOUR 1023 Media and Society3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)13  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)1  3
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (if still needed)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
  3
or any higher level MATH course
JOUR 1033 Media Writing  3
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)1  4
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)1  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 2013 News Reporting I3  
Journalism Digital Requirement: JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism (to be taken concurrently or after JOUR 2013 News Reporting I)3  
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)13  
or WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)1
or Advanced Literature Course
or Advanced Language Literature Course
World language at the Elementary I level (1000-level)3  
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)14  
JOUR 3013 Editing  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)1  3
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
or PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions
  3
World language at the Elementary II level (1000-level)  3
Journalism Digital Requirement: JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism (to be taken concurrently or after JOUR 2013 News Reporting I) or general electives if already completed.  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 3123 Enterprise Journalism3  
JOUR 3633 Media Law3  
World language at the Intermediate I level (2000-level)3  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
In-Depth Reporting Requirement  3
Visual Literacy & Technology Requirement  3
Any PLSC course  3
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
In-Depth Reporting Requirement3  
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher3  
JOUR 4333 Ethics in Journalism3  
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives6  
JOUR 4981 Journalism Writing Requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)1  1
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher  3
If a HIST course was already completed that satisfies both requirements, then select non-JOUR general electives.
Visual Literacy & Technology Requirement  3
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.A. in Journalism with Multimedia Storytelling and Production Concentration

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the course list below may be applied to portions of the state minimum core requirements.

State Minimum Core35
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
Or a higher level MATH or STAT course.
World language at the Intermediate I level (2000-level) 19
Select one of the following:3
World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
An advanced literature course
A language literature course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Any PHIL course 3000-level or higher (recommended: PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions)
PLSC 2003American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)3
A second PLSC course (the following are recommended options):3
Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
The American Congress
The American Chief Executive
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice3-6
or ECON 2013
ECON 2023
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
and Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
COMM 1313Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3
Any HIST course 3000-level or higher3
Cultural/Diversity Requirement3
Broadcast Concentration: Select one course
Middle East Cultures
Intercultural Communication
African American History to 1877 2
African American History to 1877
African American History Since 1877 2
African American History Since 1877
History of the American Indian 2
African Americans in Film 3
African Americans in Film
History of the Black Press 3
History of the Black Press
Human Diversity and Social Work
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 4
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Journalism Concentration: Select one course
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
Specialized Journalism Seminar (Approved topics include "Portrayals of Asian Americans in US Media," "Representation of Indian Americans in US Media," "Minorities in the Media," and "Writing for Racially Diverse Audiences.")
History of the Black Press
History of the Black Press
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Multimedia Storytelling and Production Concentration: Select one course
Multiculturalism in Advertising and Public Relations
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
African Americans in Documentary Film
Specialized Journalism Seminar (Approved topics include "Indigenous Documentary," "Portrayals of Asian Americans in US Media," "Representation of Indian Americans in US Media," "Writing for Racially Diverse Audiences," and "Minorities in the Media.")
History of the Black Press
History of the Black Press
Or another cultural/diversity course as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Journalism and Strategic Media Courses
A minimum grade of “C” is required in all journalism courses that serve as prerequisites for advanced journalism courses. In certain courses a minimum grade of “B” is required.
All majors and minors must complete the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) requirement as a prerequisite or co-requisite to JOUR 1033 Media Writing by completing one of these two options: 1) Pass JOUR 1003 Journalistic Writing Skills with a grade of C or better; or 2) Pass JOUR 1100 Grammar Spelling Punctuation Requirement with a Satisfactory (S) grade by scoring a 75% or better on the GSP test that is administered through the class. Once you officially declare a Journalism major or minor, you will obtain access to the GSP Blackboard course for Option 2. Students who do not complete both the GSP requirement and JOUR 1033 with a C or better cannot enroll in any courses for which JOUR 1033 is a prerequisite. The GSP test is only administered a certain number of times each semester. Students must request a GSP test time a minimum of two weeks before they plan to take the test. There is no guarantee that GSP testing slots will be open when desired, so students must schedule well in advance.
Journalism and Strategic Media Core16
Media and Society
Media Writing
Media Law
Ethics in Journalism
Journalism Writing Requirement
Three credit hours towards the Journalism Digital Requirement (varies by concentration). For the Broadcast Concentration, please select any JOUR course with a digital component, as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media. For the Journalism Concentration, please select JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism (to be taken concurrently or after JOUR 2013 News Reporting I). For the Multimedia Storytelling & Production Concentration, please select JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism, JOUR 2063 Media Graphics & Technology, or another JOUR course with a digital component, as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Concentration Requirements21
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives. If the requirements for the number of Fulbright College and UA-Fayetteville credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher are not satisfied through the elective choices within the concentrations, then additional credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher must be completed. For the Broadcast and Journalism Concentrations, up to six credit hours must be numbered at the 3000-level or higher. For the Multimedia Storytelling & Production Concentration, up to nine credit hours must be numbered at the 3000-level or higher, with three of these credit hours from a Fulbright College course. Please consult with your academic advisor regarding these credit hour requirements.12
Total Hours120

Requirements for Multimedia Storytelling and Production Concentration

Digital and Reporting Requirement (6 hours)
JOUR 2003Storytelling for Today's Media3
or JOUR 2013 News Reporting I
JOUR 2032
JOUR 2031L
Broadcast News Reporting I
and Broadcast News Reporting I Laboratory
3
or JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism
Production and Storytelling Requirement12
Select four courses (12 credit hours) from the list below, with at least two courses (six credit hours) numbered at the 3000-level or higher. No duplication or double-counting of courses is allowed for JOUR courses taken to meet any other requirement.
Storytelling for Today's Media
Multimedia Journalism
Media Graphics and Technology
Photo Journalism I
and Photojournalism I Laboratory
Introduction to Sports Television Production I
Enterprise Journalism
Advanced Radio News Reporting and Podcasting
Specialized Journalism Seminar (Approved topics include "Digital Content Strategy," "Digital First," "Documentary Production I," "Documentary Production II," and "Videography.")
Social Media and Journalism
Data Journalism
Literature of Journalism
Magazine Writing
Advanced Film & Video Feature Production
Or other courses as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.
Journalism Electives. Three credit hours in JOUR or ADPR electives numbered at the 3000-level or higher. Students are encouraged to complete an internship, whether it is taken for credit or not.3
Total Hours21

B.A. in Journalism with Multimedia Storytelling and Production Concentration
Eight-Semester Degree Plan

Students selecting the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for University requirements of the program as well as the Fulbright College requirements.

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives in consultation with their academic advisor.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)13  
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)1
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203 (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1
JOUR 1023 Media and Society3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)13  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)1  3
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
  3
or any higher level MATH course
JOUR 1033 Media Writing  3
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)1  4
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)1  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 2003 Storytelling for Today's Media
or JOUR 2013 News Reporting I
3  
Journalism Digital Requirement: JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism, JOUR 2063 Media Graphics & Technology, or another JOUR course with a digital component, as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media.3  
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)13  
or WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)1
or Advanced Literature Course
or Advanced Language Literature Course
World language at the Elementary I level (1000-level)3  
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)14  
JOUR 2032 Broadcast News Reporting I
& JOUR 2031L Broadcast News Reporting I Laboratory
or JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism
  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)1  3
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
or PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions
  3
World language at the Elementary II level (1000-level)  3
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Production & Storytelling Requirement3  
JOUR 3633 Media Law3  
World language at the Intermediate I level (2000-level)3  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
Production & Storytelling Requirement  3
Any PLSC course  3
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives  9
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Production & Storytelling Requirement (3000-level or higher)3  
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher3  
JOUR 4333 Ethics in Journalism3  
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives6  
Production & Storytelling Requirement (3000-level or higher)  3
Concentration Journalism Electives 3000-level or higher  3
JOUR 4981 Journalism Writing Requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)1  1
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher  3
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives  3
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for the Combined Major in Journalism and Political Science

All university students must fulfill the minimum University Core requirements. A minimum of 72 hours in non-journalism courses must be applied toward the 120 hours required by the college for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Bolded courses from the list below may be applied to portions of the University Core requirements.

Select one of the following:3
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
or Higher Level MATH
STAT 2303Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)3
Intermediate I (course number 2003) of a World Language 13-6
Select one of the following:3
World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
An Advanced Literature Course
A Language Literature Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Any Philosophy Course at the 3000-level or higher (recommended: PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions)
PLSC 2003American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)3
A second PLSC course (the following are recommended options):3
Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
The American Congress
The American Chief Executive
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice3-6
or ECON 2013
ECON 2023
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
and Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
COMM 1313Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3
3000-4000 Level HIST Course *3
3 hours of cultural/diversity studies to be selected from the following or as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media. Select one of the following:3
Middle East Cultures
Intercultural Communication
African American History to 1877 *
African American History Since 1877 *
History of the American Indian *
Human Diversity and Social Work
African Americans in Film **
History of the Black Press **
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Other cultural/diversity-related topics as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media

Political Science Requirements

The political science requirement for the combined major may be satisfied by 24 semester hours of courses, including PLSC 2003, PLSC 2013, PLSC 4373, and either an additional 15 hours of advanced political science courses elected entirely from American political affairs courses:

American Political Affairs

PLSC 3103Public Administration3
PLSC 4153Public Policy3
PLSC 3223Arkansas Politics and the Nation3
PLSC 3233The American Congress3
PLSC 3243The Judicial Process3
PLSC 3253Urban Politics3
PLSC 3603Scope and Methods of Political Science3
PLSC 3853American Foreign Policy3
PLSC 3923HHonors Colloquium3
PLSC 394VReadings in Political Science1-3
PLSC 3983Politics in Literature3
PLSC 4193Administrative Law3
PLSC 4203American Political Parties3
PLSC 4213Campaigns and Elections3
PLSC 4253The U.S. Constitution I3
PLSC 4283Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations3

Or an additional 15 hours of advanced political science courses elected entirely from foreign affairs courses:

Foreign Affairs

PLSC 3503Governments and Politics of East Asia3
PLSC 3523Politics of the Middle East3
PLSC 3573Governments and Politics of Latin America3
PLSC 3603Scope and Methods of Political Science3
PLSC 3803International Organization3
PLSC 3813International Law3
PLSC 3823Theories of International Relations3
PLSC 3853American Foreign Policy3
PLSC 3923HHonors Colloquium3
PLSC 394VReadings in Political Science1-3
PLSC 4513Creating Democracies3
PLSC 4563Government and Politics of Russia3
PLSC 4573Gender and Politics3
PLSC 4593Islam and Politics3
PLSC 4803Foreign Policy Analysis3
PLSC 4843The Middle East in World Affairs3
PLSC 4873Inter-American Politics3

Journalism Requirements

The journalism requirement may be satisfied by a minimum of 24 semester hours of JOUR courses, including JOUR 1023, JOUR 1033, and JOUR 3633. The remaining hours are filled from the following options.

All majors and minors must complete the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) requirement as a prerequisite or co-requisite to JOUR 1033 Media Writing by completing one of these two options: 1) Pass JOUR 1003 Journalistic Writing Skills with a grade of C or better; or 2) Pass JOUR 1100 Grammar Spelling Punctuation Requirement with a Satisfactory (S) grade by scoring a 75% or better on the GSP test that is administered through the class. Once you officially declare a Journalism major or minor, you will obtain access to the GSP Blackboard course for Option 2. Students who do not complete both the GSP requirement and JOUR 1033 with a C or better cannot enroll in any courses for which JOUR 1033 is a prerequisite. The GSP test is only administered a certain number of times each semester. Students must request a GSP test time a minimum of two weeks before they plan to take the test. There is no guarantee that GSP testing slots will be open when desired, so students must schedule well in advance.

Those wishing to emphasize Political Advertising and Promotion take the following courses:

Advertising/Public Relations Concentration, Political Advertising and Promotion Track:

ADPR 3723Advertising Principles3
ADPR 3743Public Relations Principles3
JOUR 4043Government and the Media3
Six hours of Advanced Journalism Courses.6
Students should check course prerequisites.

Those wishing to pursue the Public Affairs Reporting track can choose from either news/editorial or broadcast concentration: 

Broadcast Concentration, Public Affairs Reporting Track:

JOUR 2032
JOUR 2031L
Broadcast News Reporting I
and Broadcast News Reporting I Laboratory
3
JOUR 3072
JOUR 3071L
Broadcast News Reporting II
and Broadcast News Reporting II Laboratory
3
JOUR 4043Government and the Media3
JOUR 4863Television News Reporting I3
JOUR 4873Television News Reporting II3

News/Editorial Concentration, Public Affairs Reporting Track:

JOUR 2013News Reporting I3
JOUR 3013Editing3
JOUR 3023News Reporting II3
or JOUR 4503 Magazine Writing
JOUR 4043Government and the Media3
One additional Journalism course3

Writing Requirement: Students pursuing the journalism/political science combined major may satisfy the college writing requirement through either the Department of Journalism or through the Department of Political Science.

In Journalism: Successful completion of JOUR 4981 with a grade of "C" or better will satisfy the Fulbright College Writing Requirement.

In Political Science: The college writing requirement is fulfilled by submitting an acceptable research/analytical paper to the department for approval at least four weeks prior to graduation. The paper may be derived from completion of an honors essay (PLSC 499VH), a senior thesis (PLSC 498V), or some other advanced course in political science. The student is urged to consult with his or her faculty adviser no later than early in the first semester of the senior year.

Journalism/Political Science B.A.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
or MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
3-4  
JOUR 1023 Media and Society
or JOUR 1033 Media Writing
3  
Social science university/state core requirement (HIST recommended)3  
1013 Elementary II world language3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
MATH 2033 (if higher MATH still needed, else non-JOUR General Elective)
or MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
  3-4
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)  3
JOUR 1033 Media Writing
or JOUR 1023 Media and Society
  3
2003 Intermediate I world language  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
PLSC 2013 Introduction to Comparative Politics3  
JOUR course from selected concentration3  
Science university/state core lecture w/ corequisite lab requirement4  
Advanced general elective3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3  
PLSC course from selected concentration†‡  3
JOUR course from selected concentration  3
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
or WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
  3
science university/state core lecture w/ corequisite lab requirement  4
General Elective  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR course from selected concentration†‡ 3  
PLSC course from selected concentration†‡ 3  
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
3  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice3  
General Elective3  
JOUR 3633 Media Law (or JOUR course from selected concentration)†‡  3
PLSC 4373 Political Communication (or PLSC course from selected concentration)†‡  3
3000+ HIST course†‡   3
Cultural/Diversity course   3
non-JOUR General Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR course from selected concentration†‡ 3  
PLSC courses from selected concentration†‡6  
General Elective3  
General Electives3  
PLSC course from selected concentration or PLSC 4373 Political Communication (as needed)†‡  3
JOUR course from selected concentration or †‡JOUR 3633 Media Law(as needed)†‡   3
General Electives (1 hour of non-JOUR electives might be needed to reach a minimum of 72 hours of non-JOUR coursework required by the major)  7
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a Minor in Journalism

All majors and minors must complete the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) requirement as a prerequisite or co-requisite to JOUR 1033 Media Writing by completing one of these two options: 1) Pass JOUR 1003 Journalistic Writing Skills with a grade of C or better; or 2) Pass JOUR 1100 Grammar Spelling Punctuation Requirement with a Satisfactory (S) grade by scoring a 75% or better on the GSP test that is administered through the class. Once you officially declare a Journalism major or minor, you will obtain access to the GSP Blackboard course for Option 2. Students who do not complete both the GSP requirement and JOUR 1033 with a C or better cannot enroll in any courses for which JOUR 1033 is a prerequisite. The GSP test is only administered a certain number of times each semester. Students must request a GSP test time a minimum of two weeks before they plan to take the test. There is no guarantee that GSP testing slots will be open when desired, so students must schedule well in advance.

18 hours to include the following:
JOUR 1023Media and Society3
JOUR 1033Media Writing3
JOUR 2003Storytelling for Today's Media3
JOUR 2053Multimedia Journalism3
or JOUR 2063 Media Graphics and Technology
JOUR 3633Media Law3
JOUR 4333Ethics in Journalism3
Total Hours18

Requirements for Honors in Journalism and Strategic Media

The Journalism and Strategic Media Honors Program gives undergraduates a chance to pursue journalistic research in the context of other academic disciplines. Honors candidates carry out independent study and research under the guidance of the journalism faculty and participate in honors classes in journalism and at least one other discipline. Outstanding student achievement will be recognized by the award of distinction “Journalism Scholar Cum Laude” at graduation. Higher degree distinctions are recommended only in cases of exceptional achievement and are based on the candidate’s total honors studies program. To be considered for such distinctions, students must earn a minimum cumulative 3.50 grade-point average in journalism.

Journalism School and College Honors students must complete a minimum of 13 hours in honors credits and a thesis. These requirements are specified as follows:

Journalism School and College Honors students must:

  1. Enter the program no later than the first semester of their junior year, and register for JOUR 498VH Honors Journalism Writing Requirement beginning with the first semester of the junior year,
  2. Take at least 1 credit of JOUR 498VH every fall and spring semester of the junior and senior year (and all students who do not complete and pass JOUR 498VH in any semester are automatically dismissed from the school’s honors program),
  3. Complete at least one journalism honors colloquium,
  4. Complete the journalism honors core research course JOUR 4943H (offered every spring semester only),
  5. Complete an approved honors colloquium in a second discipline,
  6. Complete and orally defend an honors thesis based on honors courses of study, and
  7. Earn an overall cumulative 3.50 grade-point average and a cumulative 3.50 grade-point average in journalism courses.

In addition, journalism majors pursuing college honors must also satisfy all requirements for the Fulbright College Honors Program and the Honors Core Curriculum for a Bachelor of Arts found elsewhere in this catalog.

More specific information on the requirements for honors in Journalism is available from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media Honors adviser.

Journalism (B.A.) Teacher Licensure Requirements: Students interested in obtaining teacher licensure may not obtain licensure in journalism alone. Licensure in another discipline must be obtained, and journalism may be added as an additional area of licensure. Please refer to the Secondary Education Requirements for Fulbright College Students or contact your departmental adviser or an adviser in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Faculty

Bostick, David A., Ed.D. (Baker University), M.A. (Fort Hays State University), B.A. (University of Oklahoma), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2019.
Bouchillon, Brandon C., Ph.D. (Texas Tech University), Assistant Professor, 2019.
Brown, Lucy M., Ph.D., M.A. (University of Texas, Austin), M.S. (Pratt Institute), Dip.G.A. (Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts, Jamaica), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2013.
Brown, Michael, M.S., B.S. (Northeastern State University), Instructor, 2018.
Chung, Jee-Young, Ph.D. (University of Alabama), M.A. (University of Houston), B.S., B.A. (Seoul Women’s University), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Foley, Larry D., M.S. (University of Central Arkansas), B.A. (University of Arkansas), Professor, 1993, 2005.
Gilbert, Kerry, M.A. (University of Georgia), B.A. (University of West Georgia), Instructor, 2018.
Gould, Kara, Ph.D. (University of Utah), M.A., B.A. (Wheaton College), Assistant Professor, 2016.
King, Tiffany, M.A. (University of Arkansas), B.J. (University of Missouri), Instructor, 2014.
Kumar, Meera, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Texas), B.A. (Brandeis University), Instructor, 2017.
McCaffrey, Raymond, Ph.D. (University of Maryland), M.A. (University of Colorado), M.A. (Columbia University), B.A. (Fairfield University), Associate Professor, 2014, 2020.
McCargo, Renette, M.S.M.C. (Arkansas State University), M.B.A. (University of Phoenix), B.S. (Arkansas State University), Instructor, 2018.
Reed, Niketa, M.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (University of Memphis), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2016.
Schulte, Bret J., M.F.A. (George Mason University), B.A. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Associate Professor, 2008, 2015.
Shelton, Gina, B.A. (Mississippi State University), Instructor, 2013.
Sosa, Ninette, M.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (San Diego State University), Instructor, 2021.
Starling-Ledbetter, Robyn M., M.A., B.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2007.
Stockdell, Rick, M.A. (Kansas State University), B.S. (Northwest Missouri State University), Associate Professor, 1980.
Thein, Ricky, M.A. (Southern Illinois University), B.A. (University of Central Florida), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2013.
Tuychiev, Hayot A., M.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Tashkent State University of Economics), Instructor, 2010.
Wicks, Jan L., Ph.D., M.A. (Michigan State University), B.A. (University of Southwestern Louisiana), Professor, 1994, 2006.

Courses

JOUR 1003. Journalistic Writing Skills. 3 Hours.

Provides a functional approach to improving language and writing skills specific to journalistic writing. Covers introductory journalistic writing and correct grammar usage, the logic governing syntax and punctuation use, analysis of grammar and syntax, sentence structure, word selection to convey proper meaning, memory aids, and other language topics relevant to journalistic writing. Prerequisite: Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, IDST major with JOUR track, or department consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 1023. Media and Society. 3 Hours.

A survey of mass media (newspaper, radio, TV, magazine, advertising, public relations, photography, etc.) which stresses their importance in today's society and introduces the student to the various areas in journalism. Recommended for students considering journalism as a major. Prerequisite: Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, IDST major with JOUR track, or department consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 1033. Media Writing. 3 Hours.

Introduces students to the skills of observation, critical thinking and concise writing required in all aspects of journalism and strategic media, as well as to the technology needed in upper-level courses. A prerequisite to JOUR 2003, JOUR 2013, JOUR 2031L, JOUR 2032, JOUR 2053, JOUR 2063, ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743. Corequisite: Lab component. Pre- or Corequisite: JOUR 1003 or complete and pass the GSP (Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation) test in JOUR 1100 with a 75% or higher. Prerequisite: Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, IDST major with JOUR track, or department consent. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

JOUR 1100. Grammar Spelling Punctuation Requirement. 0 Hours.

Students must complete the Grammar Spelling Punctuation (GSP) requirement as a prerequisite or corequisite to JOUR 1033 Media Writing. Students who do not take JOUR 1003 Journalistic Writing Skills to complete the GSP must take JOUR 1100, study for the GSP on their own and pass by earning a 75% or higher on the GSP test administered by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 2003. Storytelling for Today's Media. 3 Hours.

Introduction to developing content strategies that tell accurate, concise stories across multiple media platforms. Emphasizes clear, effective storytelling in media content production for print, broadcast and digital platforms, including social media, podcasting and video blogging. Integrates lessons on corporate social responsibility, personal branding and media entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, IDST major with JOUR track, or department consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 2013. News Reporting I. 3 Hours.

Intensive training in the methods of gathering and writing news. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: Must be a Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, or obtain department consent; JOUR 1023 and JOUR 1033, each with a grade of C or better, and either 1) JOUR 1003 with a grade of C or better or complete and pass the GSP (Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation) test in JOUR 1100 with a 75% or higher, or 2) at least 30 credit hours completed. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 2031L. Broadcast News Reporting I Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Provides experience in basic broadcast news reporting techniques. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: JOUR 2032. Prerequisite: ((At least 30 credit hours completed; must be a Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, or obtain department consent; JOUR 1033 with a grade of C or better; JOUR 1003 with a grade of C or better or complete and pass the GSP (Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation) test in JOUR 1100 with a 75% or higher)) or (At least 30 credit hours completed; must be a Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, or obtain department consent; must have completed at least 6 credit hours in JOUR courses, each with a grade of C or better.) (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 2032. Broadcast News Reporting I. 2 Hours.

Intensive training in the methods of gathering and writing broadcast news. Lecture 2 hours per week. Corequisite: JOUR 2031L. Prerequisite: ((At least 30 credit hours completed; must be a Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, or obtain department consent; JOUR 1033 with a grade of C or better; JOUR 1003 with a grade of C or better or complete and pass the GSP (Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation) test in JOUR 1100 with a 75% or higher)) or (At least 30 credit hours completed; must be a Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, or obtain department consent; must have completed at least 6 credit hours in JOUR courses, each with a grade of C or better.) (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 2053. Multimedia Journalism. 3 Hours.

Provides students with the skills of visual literacy, photo editing, audio processing, video editing and web publishing. Good writing will be emphasized. The course examines basic aesthetic principles in visual composition and techniques applicable to audio, video and web production. Prerequisite: Must be a Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, IDST major with JOUR track, or obtain department consent; JOUR 1023 and JOUR 1033, each with a grade of C or better, and either 1) JOUR 1003 with a grade of C or better or complete and pass the GSP (Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation) test in JOUR 1100 with a 75% or higher, or 2) At least 30 credit hours completed. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 2063. Media Graphics and Technology. 3 Hours.

Introduction to computer skills required in journalism; focuses on training in the major creative software used for generating media graphics and visual communication. Emphasizes content creation and web publishing, including infographics and promotional materials. Prerequisite: Journalism major, Advertising and Public Relations major, Journalism minor, IDST major with JOUR track, or department consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Summer)

JOUR 2331L. Photojournalism I Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Photojournalism 1 Lab involves the transfer of images from a digital camera to a computer, and involves the use of image editing and enhancing software as well as layout and design software. Corequisite: JOUR 2332. (Typically offered: Fall)

JOUR 2332. Photo Journalism I. 2 Hours.

Beginning course in the fundamentals of photography, including digital photography, composition, file transfer and management, image enhancement, and layout and design. Corequisite: JOUR 2331L. (Typically offered: Fall)

JOUR 2453. Introduction to Sports Television Production I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the specialized field of sports television production. Focuses on multi-camera, single-camera and studio production. Studio lab and field work outside of regularly scheduled class time required. (Typically offered: Fall)

JOUR 3013. Editing. 3 Hours.

Theories and practices in newspaper editing, copyreading, headline writing, page layout and the gathering and publication of written and pictorial information. Prerequisite: JOUR 1023 and JOUR 2013, each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 3023. News Reporting II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of JOUR 2013. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: JOUR 2013 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 3043. Performer in Mass Media. 3 Hours.

Introduction to performing in mass media on video, digital, and audio, while connecting effectively with audiences as journalists, spokespersons, experts, activists, or in other roles. Emphasizes principles and best practices related to performing on camera and microphone, voice and movement, researching and critiquing performances, and diversity and ethical performance. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 3071L. Broadcast News Reporting II Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Continuation of JOUR 2031L. Including advanced skills in broadcast news techniques. Corequisite: JOUR 3072. Prerequisite: JOUR 2032 and JOUR 2031L, each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 3072. Broadcast News Reporting II. 2 Hours.

Continuation of JOUR 2032. Including advanced methods of gathering and writing broadcast news. Corequisite: JOUR 3071L. Prerequisite: JOUR 2032 and JOUR 2031L, each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 3123. Enterprise Journalism. 3 Hours.

Developing ideas and subjects for feature and human-interest articles for multiple platforms, with emphasis on the freelance trade. Instruction in idea generation, story pitches, interviewing methods, research, writing, revision, and narrative structure. Prerequisite: JOUR 2013 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 3163. Sports Journalism. 3 Hours.

Emphasis on techniques and principles of coverage of sports and sports-related subjects on and off the field, and on the relationship between sports and the mass media. (Typically offered: Fall)

JOUR 3263. African Americans in Film. 3 Hours.

A survey of the history of images of African Americans in film, especially as these images are examined in the context of stereotypical renditions and/or realistic representations of African American experiences. Issues of African American history, culture, and socio-political context will be addressed in the analyses of these films. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 and junior or senior standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with AAST 3263, ENGL 3263, COMM 3263.

JOUR 3273. African Americans in Documentary Film. 3 Hours.

Exploration of the African-American image and experience in the context of time, historical record and varying production viewpoints from diverse documentarians. African-American history, culture and socio-political context are addressed in the analyses of these documentary films from the perspectives of mainstream media, independent filmmakers and minority documentarians. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is cross-listed with AAST 3273, COMM 3273.

JOUR 3453. Sports Television Production II. 3 Hours.

Advanced production techniques in the specialized field of sports television production. Focuses on multi-camera, single-camera and studio production. Studio lab and field work outside of regularly scheduled class time required. Prerequisite: JOUR 2453 with a grade of C or better, or instructor consent. (Typically offered: Irregular)

JOUR 3633. Media Law. 3 Hours.

Constitutional guarantees, statutory laws and court cases applicable to mass communications. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 3923H. Honors Colloquium. 3 Hours.

Covers a special topic or issue, offered as a part of the honors program. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy (not restricted to candidacy in journalism). (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

JOUR 401V. Advanced Journalistic Practices. 1-4 Hour.

Study of advanced journalistic practices and methods, individual or group projects. May only be taken once for degree credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and 10 hours of journalism and a 2.5 cumulative grade average. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 402V. Internship in Journalism. 1-3 Hour.

Credit for practical experience gained through a journalistic internship. Report required on significant aspect of internship experience. Prerequisite: Journalism or Advertising and Public Relations major, and junior standing, and 10 hours JOUR/ADPR courses, and 2.50 minimum cumulative grade point average. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

JOUR 4033. Advanced Radio News Reporting and Podcasting. 3 Hours.

Research, write and produce in-depth public radio style news stories and turn them into a three-episode podcast. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. (Typically offered: Spring)

JOUR 4043. Government and the Media. 3 Hours.

Focuses on the links between mass media and government and the increasingly significant role of media in politics and government. Examines the power, responsibility, and performance of the press and public officials/government agencies in their relationship with each other. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall)

JOUR 405V. Specialized Journalism Seminar. 1-3 Hour.

Primary purpose of course is to enlarge the journalistic skills of students interested in advanced forms of mass communication. Students undertake projects related to particular aspects or problems of journalism. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

JOUR 4063. Computer-Assisted Publishing. 3 Hours.

In-depth, hands-on exploration of computer hardware and software in the design and production of media messages. Examination of developing media technologies and the computer's influence on design and conceptualization. (Typically offered: Irregular)

JOUR 4073. Social Media and Journalism. 3 Hours.

Social Media and Journalism teaches conceptual knowledge and skills to develop news judgment and use changing technological tools to disseminate news quickly and to different audiences. The value of interacting with sources and the audience is stressed as are ethical, legal and accuracy issues. Prerequisite: JOUR 2013 or JOUR 2032 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall)

JOUR 4083. Data Journalism. 3 Hours.

An introduction to basic data reporting skills, including how to use data to guide and inform reporting as well as tell stories to better serve the public. Ethical issues and best practices in data reporting are also examined. Prerequisite: Any STAT course or instructor permission. (Typically offered: Fall)

JOUR 4093. Business Journalism. 3 Hours.

Examines how the U.S. economy works and how to find news in business, market and government data sources. Focuses on the role of corporations, financial markets, and regulators, and benefiting students interested in sports, entertainment, political and investigative journalism. (Typically offered: Spring)

JOUR 4313. Literature of Journalism. 3 Hours.

Surveys the works of book and magazine-length narrative non-fiction, from the mid-19th century to the present. (Typically offered: Fall)

JOUR 4333. Ethics in Journalism. 3 Hours.

Critical examination of specific ethical problems confronting professionals in all areas of mass communications. Reading and writing assignments are aimed at familiarizing students with the nature of the mass media and their social responsibilities. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 443V. Event Promotion and Execution. 1-3 Hour.

Practicum for students to plan, design, promote and execute several Journalism Days events, to include the Roy Reed Lecture, a scholarship reception, a job fair, Senior Salute and a fundraiser. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Spring)

JOUR 4503. Magazine Writing. 3 Hours.

Advanced long-form depth reporting and narrative writing augmented with multimedia, with an eye to generating the style of work found in such leading magazines as The New Yorker, the Atlantic, and Esquire. Advanced instruction in generating and pitching stories, reporting and writing for narrative, research. Stories are frequently published in nationally acclaimed student-magazine, Hill. Prerequisite: JOUR 2013 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Spring)

JOUR 4863. Television News Reporting I. 3 Hours.

Continuation of JOUR 3072 and JOUR 3071L. Includes the specialized knowledge and skills needed in field reporting, anchoring, writing, and producing news for commercial television. Lab component arranged. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: JOUR 3072 and JOUR 3071L, each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 4873. Television News Reporting II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of JOUR 4863. Laboratory component arranged. Prerequisite: JOUR 4863 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 4883. Advanced Film & Video Feature Production. 3 Hours.

Students research, write, direct, produce, shoot and edit non-fiction short feature films and videos for television, streaming and other presentations, including corporate and nonprofit use. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: JOUR 4863 with a grade of C or better, or instructor consent. (Typically offered: Irregular)

JOUR 4893. Television News Producing. 3 Hours.

Intensive training in methods of producing a live television news broadcast, including news gathering, writing broadcast copy and production strategies. Lab 6 hours. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: JOUR 3072 and JOUR 3071L, each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 4903. Community Journalism. 3 Hours.

This three-hour course will blend student' reporting and editing skills with instruction on how regional newspapers select and present news to a local audience. This course will instruct students in deciding news stories for regional readers, how those stories can best be written and displayed. The semester goal is to publish a paper. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Spring)

JOUR 4923. History of the Black Press. 3 Hours.

Covers the historic context of contributions and innovations to U.S. newspapers by African Americans. Also investigates the role of the black press from its beginnings in 1827 through the civil rights movement. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Spring Even Years)
This course is cross-listed with AAST 4923.

JOUR 4943H. Honors Research Methods in Journalism. 3 Hours.

Emphasis on the major types of qualitative and quantitative research, electronic data base searching, and traditional library research. Prerequisite: Journalism or Advertising and Public Relations major and honors standing. (Typically offered: Spring)

JOUR 4981. Journalism Writing Requirement. 1 Hour.

Directed study in conceptualizing, researching, and writing a major paper to meet the college writing requirement. Students must make a C in order to satisfy the college writing requirement. Prerequisite: 90 hours. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

JOUR 498VH. Honors Journalism Writing Requirement. 1-6 Hour.

Honors journalism writing requirement. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to JOUR 4981.