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 journalism minor include the following:
To provide students with the language and communication skills necessary for success in this competitive field;
To provide students with the technical skills required for understanding the nature of news writing and news production in a multiplatform, digital environment;
To provide students with the practical experience necessary to function in the real world of journalism; and
To help students develop the critical thinking skills and reflective insights needed for analyzing, reporting, and writing news stories.
For more information about this minor, contact the Department of Mass Communications.