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Journalism and Documentary Production

Journalism and Documentary Production students will learn in a hands-on environment with state-of-the-art equipment from our newest academic building on campus, Pollard Hall.

Program Description

Students will learn everything from camera operation and lighting techniques, to advanced reporting and media law -- all essential to succeed in the fast-paced careers of journalism and documentary production.

Major Requirements

A total of 68 credit hours is required for the Journalism and Documentary Production major.

Prerequisites
COM 101 Speech Communication (3)
ENG 152 Research Topics in College Writing (3)

Core Requirements
COM 208 Introduction to Media (3)
COM 213 Media Literacy (3)
COM 362 Media Ethics (3)
COM 420 Media Law (3)

Major Requirements
COM 220 Newswriting (3)
COM 230 Newswriting II (3)
COM 242 Photojournalism (4)
COM 253 Reporting I (3)
COM 255 Multimedia production for Journalists (4)
COM 323 Production I (4)
COM 326 Program Producing (3)
COM 342 Photojournalism (4)
COM 353 Reporting II (3)
COM 452 Advanced Reporting I (4)
COM 453 Advanced Reporting II (4)
COM 470 Portfolio Review (1)
COM 481, 482, or 483 Communication Internship (3)

Electives List (12 Credit Hours) or (Second Major or Minor)
COM 340 Selected Topics (3)
COM 405 International Communication (3)
COM 481, 482, or 483 Communication Internship (3)
COM 491, 492, or 493 Independent Study (3)
POS 201 Contemporary Politics (1)
POS 221 Politics in the United States (3)
POS 301 International Relations (3)

The Documentary Production Area of the Journalism and Documentary Production major requires students to satisfactorily complete 64 credit hours.

Prerequisites
COM 101 Speech Communication (3)
ENG 152 Research Topics in College Writing (3)

Core Requirements
COM 208 Introduction to Media (3)
COM 213 Media Literacy (3)
COM 362 Media Ethics (3)
COM 420 Media Law (3)

Major Requirements
COM 219 Audio Production (4)
COM 232 Writing for Short Subject (3)
COM 234 Writing for TV (3)
COM 242 Photojournalism (4)
COM 257 Multimedia Production for the Documentary (4)
COM 260 Introduction to Documentary Styles (3)
COM 323 Production I (4)
COM 324 Production II (4)
COM 326 Program Producing (3)
COM 468 Senior Thesis for Documentary Production (4)
COM 470 Portfolio Review (1)
COM 481, 482, or 483 Communication Internship (3)

Electives List (12 Credit Hours) or (Second Major or Minor)
COM 341 Film Productions (4)
COM 401 Media Aesthetics (3)
COM 440 Selected Topics (3)
ART/COM 218 Visual Culture (3)
ART 230 Graphic Design for the Non-Major (4)
THA 209 History of American Film (3)
CRW 208 Screenwriting (3)
ENG 345 Film Literature (3)
REL 335 Religion and Film (3)
PHI 360 Philosophy Through TV and Film (3)

Minor Requirements

A total of 29 credit hours are required for the Journalism and Documentary minor.

Required Courses
COM 208 Introduction to Media (3)
COM 213 Media Literacy (3)
COM 255 Multimedia Production for Journalists (4)
COM 242 Photojournalism I (3)
COM 323 Production I (4)
COM 326 Program Producing (3)
COM 362 Media Ethics (3)
COM 420 Media Law (3)

Choose 1 course from below
COM 232 Writing for Short Subject (3)
COM 234 Writing for Television (3) 
COM 220 Newswriting I (3)