Convergent Journalism


The minor in convergent journalism is designed to provide undergraduate students with the requisite skills for today’s media marketplace. This 15-credit minor builds on a foundation of basic skills in the three primary platforms of the modern media industry: Print, broadcast and the Internet, and offers a range of free electives that allows the students to further explore areas of specific interest.

Required Courses (9 credits)

COMM 2833    News Reporting
ART 1174         Desktop Publishing
ART 1177         Introduction to Digital Media

Elective Courses -  (6 credits) Choose one course from each list:

List #1 (3 credits)

ART 1178        Multimedia on the Internet
COMM 2835   Feature Article Writing
COMM 2557   Radio Broadcast Workshop
COMM 2648   Basic Video Editing

List #2  (3 credits)

COMM 3834   Advanced News Reporting
COMM 3668   Television News: The Big Issues
COMM 3665   International News: The Views Beyond Our Borders
COMM 4470   The TV Newsroom