Journalism Minor

The Department of Journalism offers students majoring in other programs of the College the opportunity to pursue a minor in Journalism. The Journalism minor requires 20 credits in Journalism courses.

Required Courses

  • JR 101 - Discovering Journalism
  • JR 102 - Foundations of Journalism
  • JR 103 - The Digital Journalist

Select one course from the Daily Journalism Options:

  • JR 202 - Beat Reporting Across the Media
  • JR 216 - Advanced Audio-Video Journalism
  • JR 217 - Public Affairs Reporting
  • JR 219 - Topics in Daily Journalism
  • JR 221 - Photojournalism

Select one additional Journalism course at the 300 and 400 level.

Interdepartmental Minor in Narrative Nonfiction

This 16-credit minor spans the two Schools, allowing students to create nonfiction work that emphasizes storytelling and character development across different disciplines and with different media. Students are encouraged to consider current issues—including those pertaining to diversity and community, from a variety of perspectives. The practice of nonfiction writing addresses the issues of society in all its breadth, and nonfiction narrative, which tends to be long-form nonfiction, addresses it in depth as well.

Students select one course from two of the following departments (8 credits):

Journalism

  • JR 103 - The Digital Journalist
  • JR 105 - Journalism for Non-Majors
  • VM 203 - History of Photography: 19th Century to the 1970s
  • VM 242 - Introduction to Documentary Production
  • VM 265 - Introduction to Photography

Writing, Literature and Publishing

  • PB 207 - Introduction to Magazine Writing
  • WR 216 - Introduction to Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Students select two courses from the following (8 credits):

  • JR 221 - Photojournalism
  • JR 371 - Feature Writing
  • LI 303 - Art of Nonfiction
  • LI 405 - Reading and Writing the Environment
  • PB 307 - Intermediate Magazine Writing
  • PB 411 - Profile Writing
  • TH 382 - Documentary Theater
  • VM 304 - History of Documentary
  • VM 369 - Documentary Photography
  • VM 377 - Documentary Production Workshop
  • WR 316 - Intermediate Creative Writing: Nonfiction