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Minors

Adding a Minor

JPW is a major with two individual minors: One for Journalism and the other for Professional Writing. Fill out the Application for Minor form and have it signed by the department chair. Then submit your signed form to Records & Registration.

All minors must be declared at least ONE semester prior to graduation.

Only ONE course unit, either required or elective, may be used to satisfy requirements for both a major field and a minor field.

Journalism Minor

The Journalism minor provides experience in journalism theory, technique, and practice, and prepares students for careers in the news media. This minor requires each student to take 5 courses.

Required Courses

JPW 208/Introduction to Journalism

JPW 399/Internship in Journalism or Professional Writing

JPW 498/Beats and Deadlines

Any two JPW courses, 200-level or above

     Only one course unit, either required or elective, may be used to satisfy requirements for both a major field and a minor field.

Professional Writing Minor

The Professional Writing minor provides theoretical grounding and practical experience in both traditional and new media journalism, public relations, advertising, and marketing communications. Whenever possible, students in the Professional Writing classes work collaboratively on projects with students in other media-related disciplines. This minor requires each student to take 5 courses.

Required Course

JPW 250/IMM 140 – Writing for Interactive Media

3 Professional Writing Options

JPW 208 – Introduction to Journalism

JPW 251 – Feature Writing (Same as IMM 240)

JPW 301 – Data Journalism (Same as IMM 443)

JPW 311 – News Editing and Production

JPW 350 – Magazine Writing

JPW 370 – Topics in Journalism

JPW 371 – Topics in Professional Writing

JPW 399 – Internship in Journalism or Professional Writing

JPW 498 – Beats and Deadlines

1 Elective

Any LIT or CWR course by advisement

Any IMM course not listed above

AAV 251 – Design Fundamentals

BUS 200 – Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business

ECO 101 – Principles of Economics: Micro

COM 212 – Introduction to TV Studio

COM 371 – Topics in Public Relations

TST 160 – Creative Design

Only one course unit, either required or elective, may be used to satisfy requirements for both a major field and a minor field.

Removing a Minor

To remove a minor, use the same form and procedure, but note that you would like to remove the minor.

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