Journalism

Journalism is where the liberal arts converge and come to life. This interdisciplinary program will prepare you to be an active participant in a changing media world where fundamentals matter as much as understanding how to use new technology. You will develop critical journalistic abilities that will allow you to put your knowledge, skills, and experience to work in any platform, print or digital. Drawing courses from different departments and programs--primarily Communication and Media Studies, English, Creative Arts, and the Sullivan Creative Writing Program--the minor begins with a course that introduces the fundamentals of journalism and concludes with the creation of a collective work of journalism by the studio class, which will be coached by a faculty member and mentored by a working journalist.

This program is part of the university’s Off-Center for Creative Practice, an academic constellation designed to promote collaboration across all creative disciplines at Stetson.

More information can be found online at http://www.stetson.edu/academics/programs/journalism.php.

Minor in Journalism - 6 units

Gateway Course
JOUR 100Fundamentals and Craft of Journalism1
Ideas Course
Select one of the following courses:1
Journalism Methods
Journalism Trends
Journalism and Society
Journalism Methods
Journalism Trends
Journalism and Society
Independent Study
Experience Courses
Select two of the following courses:2
Digital Audio Fundamentals
Web Design
Digital Video Fundamentals
Communication and Technology
Writing for Media
Topics in Literary Journalism
Studies in Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction Workshop
Independent Study
Political Analysis
Internship
JOUR 397Internship in Journalism1
Capstone Course
JOUR 400Journalism Studio1
Total Units6

JOUR 100. Fundamentals and Craft of Journalism. 1 Unit.

An introduction to journalism and media, from its foundations to its current practices. Writing-intensive course.

JOUR 190. Special Topics in Journalism. 1 Unit.

JOUR 230. Journalism Methods. 1 Unit.

Intensive explorations of specific aspects of writing, reporting, and producing journalism. Topics may include Broadcasting, Photojournalism, Editing and Publishing, Public Relations, and other courses. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 240. Journalism Trends. 1 Unit.

An exploration of what’s happening now in journalism and media. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 250. Journalism and Society. 1 Unit.

Examines how the media and journalists fit into society and our culture. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 270. Student Media Lab. 0.5 Units.

Intensive, critial examinations and workshops of Stetson student media by its student staff and faculty advisor. Permission of instructor required.

JOUR 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

JOUR 290. Special Topics in Journalism. 1 Unit.

Intensive study of selected topics related to the journalism field.

JOUR 330. Journalism Methods. 1 Unit.

Intensive explorations of specific aspects of writing, reporting, and producing journalism. Topics may include Broadcasting, Photojournalism, Editing and Publishing, Public Relations, and other courses. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 340. Journalism Trends. 1 Unit.

An exploration of what’s happening now in journalism and media. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 350. Journalism and Society. 1 Unit.

Examines how the media and journalists fit into society and our culture. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

JOUR 390. Special Topics in Journalism. 1 Unit.

Intensive study of selected topics related to the journalism field.

JOUR 397. Internship in Journalism. 0.5 or 1 Units.

Through placement in an approved setting where journalism is practiced, students will have an opportunity to enrich their classroom knowledge with field experience. Typically, full unit internships require approximately 10 hours per week during the semester. Specific requirements will be presented by way of a contract signed by the student. Basic expectations include a journal, a portfolio of work (if applicable), and a letter of evaluation from the site supervisor. Pre-requisites: permission of program director, junior standing, and completion of both JOUR 100 and one Ideas course. May be repeated for credit up to 2 units, but a maximum of one unit may be applied to the minor.Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

JOUR 400. Journalism Studio. 1 Unit.

The capstone course of the minor is the creation of a work of journalism developed by the entire class, mentored by a working journalist. Prerequisite: Completion of minor requirements or permission of instructor.

JOUR 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

JOUR 490. Special Topics in Journalism. 1 Unit.