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- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
Students majoring in Journalism receive a comprehensive grounding in strong traditional writing and reporting skills, as well as in interactive media delivery methods, ethics and legal issues, and localized new coverage.
The Journalism Major offers concentrations in News Writing and Reporting, Broadcast Journalism, and Book and 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.
I. Required Foundation Courses
|JOUR280||Introduction to Journalism||3|
|JOUR281||Introduction to Feature Writing||3|
II. Additional Required Courses
|ENG270||Introduction to Grammar and Syntax||3|
|POL103||Politics and Government in the United States||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|
|*Students who major in Journalism and minor in Political Science must take both POL 103 and POL 285 to satisfy the requirements of both programs. All other Journalism majors may take either POL 103 or POL 285.|
|In consultation with an advisor, choose a minimum of four courses from the following, with at least one course at the 300-level.**|
|CT240||Studio Television Production||3|
|ENG286||Introduction to Creative Writing||3|
|JOUR282||Introduction to Writing Broadcast News||3|
|JOUR284||Social Justice Journalism||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|
Journalism Majors must take one 3 credit fieldwork course after they have completed 27 credits in the major.
|JOUR481||Journalism Fieldwork I||3|
|Students may take JOUR 483 Journalism Fieldwork II as a second fieldwork elective.|
**Advisors may steer students to specific combinations of electives in Broadcast Journalism or News Writing 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.
***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.