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- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
York’s BA in Journalism comes at a time when media is radically changing the whole way news and information are collected and disseminated. The program addresses the growing emphasis on Interactive media delivery methods, ethics and legal issues, and more localized news coverage. But it does not ignore the demand for strong traditional writing and reporting skills. There is currently no other public college in Queens with the bachelor’s degree in this discipline.
The Journalism Major offers concentrations in News Writing & Reporting, Broadcast Journalism, and Book & Magazine Publishing. The degree program combines a strong liberal arts and general journalism education with specific training in these areas of media -- all centered right here in New York City. Students majoring in journalism are given at least one hands-on Fieldwork experience. York’s Bachelor of Arts in Journalism also prepares students for more advanced study at the prestigious CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, among other institutions.
EFFECTIVE FALL 2012
I. Required Foundation Courses(Normally taken during Sophomore year)
|JOUR280||Introduction to Journalism||3|
|JOUR281||Introduction to Feature Writing||3|
II. Additional Required Courses(Normally taken during Sophomore and Junior year)
|ENG270||Essentials of English Grammar||3|
|POL285||Urban Government in the United States||3|
|JOUR285||Basics of Online Journalism||3|
|JOUR383||Beat Reporting and Community News Coverage||3|
|JOUR385||Essentials of Editing||3|
|JOUR387||Journalism Ethics and Legal Issues||3|
III. ElectivesChoose a minimum of four courses (in consultation with an advisor) from the following, with at least one course at the 300-level:
|CT101||Introduction to Video||3|
|CT240||Studio Television Production||3|
|ENG286||Introduction to Creative Writing||3|
|JOUR282||Introduction to Writing Broadcast News||3|
|JOUR321||Editorial Writing, Commentary and Criticism||3|
|JOUR322||Advanced Feature Writing||3|
|JOUR381||Investigative Journalism & In-Depth Reporting||3|
|JOUR382||Non-Fiction Book Writing||3|
|JOUR389||Advanced Reporting and Writing for Broadcast News||3|
|JOUR399||Special Topics in Journalism||3|
IV. Capstone*Journalism Majors may take up to 6 credits of Fieldwork (3 credits for each semester of their senior year).
Choose one course from the following:
|JOUR481||Journalism Fieldwork I||3|
|JOUR483||Journalism Fieldwork II||3|
*Senior Project: Seniors will present a cumulative portfolio for review upon completion of fieldwork. In addition, for students to qualify for Journalism Fieldwork they are required to have senior status and 27 credits towards the major.
** Advisors may steer students to specific combinations of electives in Broadcast Journalism or Newswriting and Reporting or Publishing, depending on students' career goals. Advisors may deem certain elective courses as acceptable for more than one study area. Special Topics in Journalism courses will be designated for different study areas in consultation with advisors.