Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Requirements for the Major 2014-2015

 

  Credit Hours 
Major Requirements 37
Workshop Requirements

 

Minor Requirement

 

 18-25

 

Second Language Requirement  0-12
Electives 36-55
TOTAL CREDITS 120

(to include 90 liberal arts credits and 60 credits outside the Roy H. Park School of Communications)

Major Requirements

   Credit Hours
 GCOM 13000 S’Park!: Igniting Your Future in Communications (F)
 JOUR 11100  Introduction to Journalism* (F-S) (ICC-CLA)
 JOUR 11200  Journalism Research* (F-S) (ICC-CLA)
 JOUR 21100  Visual Journalism* (F-S) (ICC-WI)
 JOUR 21300  Journalism Ethics* (F-S) (ICC-CLA)
 JOUR 25000  Journalism History* (F-S)
 TVR 31200    Government and Media* (F-S) (Offered in Los Angeles)
 JOUR 38300  News Editing (F-S) 
 JOUR 39001-99 Special Topics in Journalism* (F-S) (3 credits) (choose 2)
                     (Note: TVR 35200 British Media and Society, offered in London,
                         will substitute)
 
 JOUR 48800  Issues and the News* (F-S) (Offered in Los Angeles)  (ICC-CLA)
 JOUR 48000  Multimedia Journalism (F-S)
 JOUR 48400  Mass Media Research* (F-S) (ICC-QL)
 GCOM 43000 Connecting the Dots: General Education Integration (ICC-CP)
 Total Major Requirements 37 

* Indicates courses with liberal arts designation.

(F) course offered Fall semester only; (S) course offered Spring semester only; (F-S) course offered both Fall and Spring semesters; (IRR) course offered irregularly

ICC-CLA indicates a course that fulfills the complementary liberal arts requirement of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC);  ICC-WI indicates a course that fulfills the ICC writing intensive requirement; ICC-QL indicates a course that fulfills the ICC quantitative literacy requirement; ICC-CP indicates a course that fulfills the capstone requirement in the ICC.

 

Workshop Requirements

  Credit Hours 
 Choose one course:  

     JOUR 48200  Narrative Journalism Workshop (S) (4 credits)

 
     JOUR 48600  Documentary Journalism Workshop (F-S) (4 credits)  
 Total Workshop Requirement

Minor Requirement

Journalism majors are required to choose a minor outside of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.  Journalism majors may not have a business minor without undertaking additional liberal arts courses. Total credits in the minor must be 18-25 and may not include communications courses, except for the communication courses in the culture and communication minor.

Second Language Requirement*

Journalism majors are required to learn a non-native language through the 20200 course level or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.  This may require up to four courses, depending on the level of proficiency demonstrated. American Sign Language may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

* Indicates courses with liberal arts designation

(F) course offered Fall semester only; (S) course offered Spring semester only; (F-S) course offered both Fall and Spring semesters; (IRR) course offered irregularly

ICC-CLA indicates a course that fulfills the complementary liberal arts requirement of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC); ICC-WI indicates a course that fulfills the ICC writing intensive requirement; ICC-QL indicates a course that fulfills the quantitative literacy requirement in the ICC; ICC-CP indicates a course that fulfills the capstone requirement in the ICC.

Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements

All students at Ithaca College must complete the Integrative Core Curriculum listed below (full details are available at the ICC website:



 Themes and Perspectives  
     Ithaca Seminar (ICSM 1xxxx)  4 credits* 
     Creative Arts (CA) course  3 credits
     Humanities (HM) course  3 credits
     Natural Sciences (SC)  3 credits
     Social Sciences (SO)  3 credits
Complementary Liberal Arts (CLA)   12 credits

(Fulfilled with core requirements JOUR 11100, JOUR 11200, JOUR 21300, and JOUR 48800 for majors in the B.A. in Journalism)

 

WRTG 10600   3 credits**
Writing Intensive (WI) course   3 credits***
Diversity (DV) course   3 credits
Quantitative Literacy (QL) course   3 credits****
ICC Capstone (CP) 0-3 credits   1 credit for Park School degrees (fulfilled by GCOM 43000)
Total Integrative Core Curriculum   31-41 credits

* Incoming freshmen will register for an Ithaca Seminar their first (fall) semester at Ithaca College.  Transfer students will register for a seminar (ICSM 20500) designed specifically for transfer students to fulfill this requirement.

** You may also receive credit for completing this requirement by scoring a 4 or 5 on the AP examination in English Literature & Composition or English Language & Composition.  The following Ithaca Seminars also fulfill this requirement:  ICSM 10800 or ICSM 11800.

*** You must fulfill the First-Year Composition requirement before enrolling in a Writing Intensive course. Park School courses that fulfill the WI requirement are CNPH 30000 Fiction Film Theory, CNPH 30100 History and Theory of Documentary, JOUR 21100 Visual Journalism, and STCM 33200 Writing for Public Relations. 

**** Mathematics Competency
After you decide to attend Ithaca College, you will complete an online assessment of the mathematical skills necessary to succeed in courses with a Quantitative Literacy (QL) designation. If you do not pass the assessment, you’ll be required to complete a mathematics course designed to prepare you for Quantitative Literacy courses before you can complete your Quantitative Literacy requirement. Park School courses that fulfill the QL requirement are JOUR 48400 Mass Media Research, STCM 28800 Research and Statistics for Strategic Communications, and TVR 26300 Mass Media Research Methods.

 

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