Journalism, Minor

Liberal Arts (Code 560-406)

Twenty-four semester credits, including:
CJ 184Multimedia Communication3
CJ 202Fundamentals of Speech3
or CJ 203 Fundamentals of Human Communication
CJ 222Beginning Journalism3
CJ 300Research Methods3
CJ 413Media Law and Ethics3
Select nine credits of electives in CJ courses (neither CJ 202 nor CJ 203 may be used as elective credits)9
Total Credits24

Note:  No major or minor credit may be earned under the S/U option.  

Program Learning Outcomes  

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press for the country in which the institution that invites ACEJMC is located, as well as receive instruction in and understand the range of systems of freedom of expression around the world, including the right to dissent, to monitor and criticize power, and to assemble and petition for redress of grievances.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity.
  • Conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.
  • Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve.