Minor in Journalism Programs

Contact: Max McCoy
The Division of English offers two programs in journalism, the journalism minor for students interested in careers in journalism or a related field, and the journalism second teaching field for education students seeking certification to teach journalism in the schools.

Students interested in careers in journalism or related fields may take cooperative education courses to earn academic credit and be paid for field experience in print journalism. They may also gain practical experience working on The Bulletin, the campus newspaper, or the Sunflower, the ESU yearbook.

Journalism Minor (21 hours)

Required Courses (15 hours)
JO301 Elements of News Reporting (3 hours)
JO302 Advanced Reporting (3 hours)
JO305 Editing and Layout (3 hours)
JO501 Law & Ethics of Journalism (3 hours)
JO503 History & Principles of Journalism (3 hours)

The remaining 6 hours required for the minor may be courses in journalism or, with special permission, other areas of study.

Second Teaching Field Journalism Certification

Students seeking certification in journalism as a second teaching field take 23-24 hours of coursework.

JO200 Mass Communication
JO301 Elements of News Reporting (3 hours)
JO302 Advanced Reporting (3 hours)
JO305 Editing and Layout (3 hours)
JO306 Photojournalism (3 hours)
JO490 Teaching Journalism in the Middle-Level and Secondary School (3 hours)
JO501 Law & Ethics of Journalism (3 hours)
JO503 History & Principles of Journalism (3 hours)