Requirements for the Major in Communications: Journalism

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General Core Requirements (15 units)

A. Lower Division Required Courses (3 units)
    COMM 2020 Introduction to Communication Studies

B. Upper Division Required Courses (9 units)
    COMM 3000 Theories of Communication
    COMM 3010 Mass Media Law
    COMM 4908 Senior Seminar

C. Upper Division Writing Course (3 units)
    COMM 3008 Technical and Report Writing

Journalism (15 units)

Required Courses:
COMM 2110 Issues and Practices in Journalism
COMM 3120 Convergence Journalism
COMM 3130 Feature Writing
COMM 3140 Public Affairs Reporting
COMM 4160 Newspaper Production

Communications Studies Courses (6 units)

Select two upper division courses: COMM 3020, 3048, 3050, 3058, 3060, 3070, 3077, 3078, 3068 or 3098, 3088, 3240, 4077

Electives Courses (6 units)

Six (6) additional upper division units in Communications courses selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Portfolio Requirement

As part of COMM 4908 (Senior Seminar), each student will prepare a portfolio that displays what has been gained from the major in Communications. The portfolio is a collection of materials that addresses each of the goals that the program 129 COMMUNICATIONS faculty expects students to achieve It also includes a personal statement and a brief analysis of each course taken for the major in Communications.

To create a portfolio, each student should maintain evidence from all communications courses and from other experiences that provide support for the student’s accomplishments as a Communications major. Questions about the portfolio may be directed to the student’s advisor or to any communications faculty member.