Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

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Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 45

The Multimedia Journalism major prepares students for careers in web design, online publishing, online journalism, and multimedia production. Students in this area develop and produce multimedia presentations and acquire knowledge and skills in digital storytelling. The program integrates journalism, art, audio, video, print, and photography. Students take coursework in the use and operation of computer and multimedia production equipment as well as in graphic design, media theory, and media aesthetics.

I. Core Courses (42)
10-100 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
10-105 Introduction to Journalism (3)
10-125 Newswriting and Reporting (3)
10-320 Publications Design (3)
10-238 Writing for Multimedia (3)
10-271 Multimedia Journalism (3)
10-371 Interactive Features and News Packages (3)
10-382 Web Design (3)
10-412 Investigative Reporting (3)
10-411 Public Affairs Reporting (3)
10-480 Mass Media Ethics (3)
10-400 Mass Media Law (3)
10-456 Mass Media Research Methods (3)
10-490 Online Multimedia Practicum (1-3)
10-498 Internship (3)

II. Three credit hours of advisor approved electives. (3)

III. The advanced writing requirement is fulfilled by completion of 10-411 Public Affairs Reporting or 10-412 Investigative Journalism with a minimum grade of "C."

IV. Majors are expected to work on the Online Flyer at least two semesters.