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2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Minor

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Shepherd University recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field of journalism and has thus constructed a minor that reflects the variety of skills and the knowledge base necessary for the success in this dynamic field. The primary objectives of the print journalism minor include the following:

  1. To provide students with the language and communication skills necessary for success in this competitive field;
  2. To provide students with the technical skills required for understanding the nature of news writing and news production in a multiplatform, digital environment;
  3. To provide students with the practical experience necessary to function in the real world of journalism; and
  4. To help students develop the critical thinking skills and reflective insights needed for analyzing, reporting, and writing print news stories.

For more information about this minor, contact the Department of Mass Communications.

Curriculum for a Minor in Journalism

Total hours required, 18 Hours:

Elective Courses, 9 Hours:

Communications and New Media (CNM) majors can minor in Journalism, but only two courses (6cr) will fulfill both CNM major and Journalism minor requirements.


*Students may repeat JOUR 444  more than once for credit, but they cannot use it for more than 3 credits toward the minor.


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