May 27, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Minor

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Open to all majors. Students who wish to major in English and minor in Journalism may double count one course.

20 semester hours of coursework with a C (2.0) or better in each class. Three courses are required: 1) JOUR 2100 Language of Journalism , 2) JOUR 3381 Journalism and New Media  or JOUR 3300 Critical and Ethical Issues in Journalism , and 3) JOUR 4468 Journalism: Capstone . JOUR 2100  must be taken before or concurrently with JOUR 3381  or JOUR 3300 . The lower division requirement (JOUR 2100 ) will give Journalism minor students the foundation for further study, acquaint them with journalistic formats, and teach them the fundamentals of reportage and news literacy, essential tools for all apprentice journalists. Students may be exempted from taking JOUR 2100  and enroll in JOUR 2210 Writing for Journalism: Workshop  instead, if they can demonstrate (via résumé and portfolio) significant secondary or post-secondary journalism proficiency and experience. A course list follows:

1. Two required courses

(8 semester hours)

2. One course in community journalism or specialized journalism

(4 semester hours)

3. JOUR 4468 Journalism: Capstone

(4 semester hours).

Restricted to senior Journalism minors.

4. One elective

(4 semester hours) chosen from English courses in Journalism.

Total: 20 semester hours

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