Journalism provides a cross-platform foundation with a focus on reporting, research techniques and writing style unique to online, print, broadcast, social media and database journalism.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
This minor is not available to communication majors pursuing a concentration in journalism.
Total credits: 18
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
|COMM 303||Writing across the Media||3|
|COMM 351||News Writing and Reporting||3|
|or COMM 352||News Editing: Print and Beyond|
|COMM 361||Online Journalism||3|
|or COMM 453||Multimedia Journalism|
|COMM 475||Journalism Law||3|
|Select two from the following:||6|
|Introduction to Journalism|
|Introduction to Media Production|
|News Writing and Reporting 1|
|News Editing: Print and Beyond 1|
|Online Journalism 1|
|Sports Writing and Reporting|
|Business and Economic Journalism|
|Special Topics in Journalism|
|Internship in Communication (take for 3 credits) 2|
|Multimedia Journalism 1|
|Free Speech and Ethics (Mason Core)|
|History of Journalism|
Only if not taken as a required course.
When relevant, may be taken as elective with prior written approval of the director of the minor.