Journalism Courses

Course Requirements

The Journalism Minor consists of six courses, or 18 credits:

  • Introduction to Journalism, to be taken as early as possible during the course of study
  • Four electives, drawn from a mix of “craft” and “critical” courses (as designated in the Course Information and Schedule):
    • At least one elective must be a “critical” course
    • At least one elective must be a “craft” course
    • Students may then complete the minor with program course offerings of their choice.
    • One elective may be taken abroad upon approval from the Steering Committee. Ordinarily, credit will be granted only upon return from the program and after an evaluation of the syllabus and graded work done in the course.
  • Senior Seminar, to be taken in the fall or spring semester of the senior year.

In Arts and Sciences, students need 15 “unique” credits towards the minor, but the remaining three credits (one course) may “co-count” for your major or the Core.

Spring 2022 Courses

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Instructor
JOUR 2000.01
Introduction to Journalism Jon Marcus
JOUR 4942.02 Senior Seminar
Janelle Nanos

Craft Courses

Course Number Course Name Instructor
JOUR 2223.01 Sports Broadcasting Jon Meterparel
JOUR 2225.01 Journalism & New Media Maura Johnston
JOUR 2226.01 Writing about Popluar Music
Maura Johnston
JOUR 2227.01 Broadcast Writing Christine Caswell
JOUR 2230.01 News Writing Kevin Convey
JOUR 2231.01 Feature Writing Jon Marcus
JOUR 2235.01 Sports Writing Jimmy Golen
JOUR 2238.01 Food Writing John O'Connor
JOUR 2246.01 Podcasting: The Art & Craft of Digital Storytelling Jennifer Berkshire
JOUR 2253.01 /
ENGL 4450.01
Writing for Magazines Carlo Rotella
JOUR 2255.01 Writing Narrative Journalism John O'Connor

Critical Courses

Course Number Course Name Instructor
JOUR 2259.01 Breaking the News: The decline of local news
Charles Sennott
JOUR 2257.01 Telling Difficult Stories Christine Caswell
JOUR 2016.01 /
AADS & ENGL 4016
Reporting Civil Rights Angela Ards