Journalism in Sports, Culture, and Social Justice

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in Sports, Culture, and Social Justice

General Education (Core) — 33-48 hours

Refer to the general education requirements for more information.

Journalism Major — 30 hours

Every journalism major must complete nine courses with a C or better, plus a pass/fail journalism or sports-related internship. There are six mandatory core courses:

  • HJOU 258 Intro to Multimedia Journalism
  • HJOU 368 Advanced News Writing
  • HJOU 388 Multimedia and Visual Storytelling
  • HJOU 410 Internship
  • HCOM 457 Mass Media Law
  • HJOU 490 Journalism Innovation

To complete the curriculum, each major must take four courses in one of these tracks:

  • Sports Journalism (HJOU 378 Sports Reporting is required plus three electives)
  • Arts and Culture (HJOU 380 Movies, Music and Celebrity Journalism is required plus three electives)
  • Social Justice Journalism (HJOU 350 Social Justice Journalism plus three electives)

Among the electives, these three apply to all tracks: HJOU 389 Drone Storytelling; HJOU 488 Advanced Multimedia and Visual Storytelling; PHI 202 or 302 Critical Thinking or Philosophical Ethics.

Minor in Journalism

The five core courses focus on reporting, interviewing, journalism ethics, online writing, and social media, and using photography and videography as storytelling tools.

CORE REQUIREMENTS – 15 HOURS

Every journalism minor must complete five courses with a C or better, plus a pass/fail journalism or sports-related internship. There are five mandatory core courses:

  • HJOU 258 Intro to Multimedia Journalism
  • HJOU 368 Advanced News Writing
  • HJOU 388 Multimedia and Visual Storytelling
  • HJOU 410 Internship
  • PHI 202 or 302 Critical Thinking or Philosophical Ethics
APPROVED ELECTIVES - THREE HOURS

Choose one course from the list below:

  • HJOU 378 Sports Reporting
  • HJOU 478 The Power of Black Activist Athletes
  • HCTM 258 Survey African American Cinema
  • PSY 340 Black Men, Black Boys, and Psychology of Modern Media
  • HCOM 457 Mass Media Law
  • KSP 464 Special Topics in Kinesiology: Sports Analytics