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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Required Courses12
JOUR 275
INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
JOUR 278
NEWS REPORTING
JOUR 280
INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE REPORTING AND PRODUCTION
Select one of the following:4
JOUR 301
REPORTING FOR 14 EAST MAGAZINE
JOUR 380
REPORTING FOR GOOD DAY DEPAUL
JOUR 390
WRITING FOR THE DEPAULIA
Select five additional courses from the following:20
CMN 292
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD WORKSHOP (2.0 quarter hours)
CMN 394
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
CMN 395
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS
CMN 397
RESEARCH PRACTICUM 1
CMN 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY 1
JOUR 245
NEWS EDITING
JOUR 276
PHOTOJOURNALISM
JOUR 279
FEATURE WRITING
JOUR 281
NEWS DOCUMENTARY
JOUR 282
TOPICS IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION
JOUR 290
JOURNALISM WORKSHOP (VARIABLE TOPICS) (2.0 quarter hours)
JOUR 294
HOW TO USE FOIA
JOUR 295
COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK LAW
JOUR 301
REPORTING FOR 14 EAST MAGAZINE
JOUR 302
BUSINESS WRITING AND REPORTING
JOUR 303
ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNALISM
JOUR 304
INTRO TO DATA JOURNALISM
JOUR 309
SPORTS TALK & MULTIMEDIA
JOUR 310
COMPARATIVE MEDIA SYSTEMS OR GLOBAL JOURNALISM
JOUR 311
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
JOUR 316
SOUND AND VISION
JOUR 317
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
JOUR 325
POLITICS & GOVERNMENT REPORTING
JOUR 330
WRITING FOR BROADCAST
JOUR 342
SOCIAL MEDIA & THE NEWS
JOUR 343
JOURNALISM AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
JOUR 349
TOPICS IN MEDIA LAW
JOUR 350
RADIO NEWS
JOUR 355
NEWSCAST PRODUCING
JOUR 360
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
JOUR 361
JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS
JOUR 362
THE PRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY
JOUR 364
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
JOUR 365
TELEVISION NEWS I
JOUR 366
MAGAZINE REPORTING
JOUR 367
INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
JOUR 368
SPORTS REPORTING
JOUR 370
MULTIMEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 371
ADVANCED REPORTING I
JOUR 372
ADVANCED REPORTING II
JOUR 374
COMMUNITY JOURNALISM
JOUR 375
LONG FORM JOURNALISM
JOUR 376
TOPICS IN JOURNALISM
JOUR 377
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM
JOUR 380
REPORTING FOR GOOD DAY DEPAUL
JOUR 382
ADVANCED PHOTOJOURNALISM
JOUR 385
TELEVISION NEWS II
JOUR 389
LIFESTYLE REPORTING
JOUR 390
WRITING FOR THE DEPAULIA
JOUR 398
JOURNALISM STUDY AWAY/ABROAD
Select two electives from any College of Communication offerings or from the following College of Computing and Digital Media courses:8
FILM 110
DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 210)
POST 100
VIDEO EDITING FOR NON-MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 120)
POST 110
EDITING I (FORMERLY DC 220)

Internship Credit

Students in the major may take CMN 394 and/or CMN 395 (when work relates to the major). In order to take CMN 394 or CMN 395, students must have completed two of the four communication core classes (CMN 101, CMN 102, CMN 103, CMN 104), two courses in the chosen major and have fulfilled internship program eligibility requirements.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. ​

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