Lyle Olson, Interim Department Head
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Yeager Hall 211
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A minor in Journalism is open to students in all fields. It provides students with basic skills in written and visual communication and more advanced skills in an area of emphasis.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing a minor in Journalism will:
- understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information;
- demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity;
- think critically, creatively and independently;
- write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve;
- apply current tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work, and to understand the digital world.
Journalism minors must have grades of “C” or better in the program’s courses.
Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure
The Department is accredited by the national accrediting body of journalism and mass communication, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
Equipment and Supplies
Students are encouraged to purchase a laptop (Apple Mac preferred) and software appropriate for the discipline.
Course Delivery Format
The Department offers coursework in classroom, studio, online, and field-based settings.