Journalism, B.A. (42-43 Credit Major)

The Journalism major consists of 42-43 credits in one of two concentrations: Journalism or Multilingual Media. Students must complete all core requirements before taking area of concentration courses. Students in Multilingual Media must select a language other than English (LOTE) and must achieve the level of proficiency required by the LOTE courses chosen. Students choose two courses of three in translation, advanced writing, phonetics and diction in the chosen LOTE. The total number of credits (42 or 43) depends on whether students participate in the Journalism Honors Program.

Note: Students must complete JRN 491 and its COREQ JRN 492 to be eligible for Departmental Honors upon graduation.

Note: All 300 and 400-level Journalism courses have either a specific course prerequisite, or require completion of 60 credits and department permission.

REQUIRED CORE (24 credits)

Students must complete the following courses before proceeding to the concentration:

Credits
JRN 211Introduction to Multilingual Media

3

FTS 212Introduction to Film and Television

3

MCS 214Introduction to Media and Digital Culture

3

JRN 221Reporting I

3

JRN 222New Media

3

JRN 223Journalism Ethics

3

JRN 307Multimedia Editing and Proofreading

3

JRN 321Reporting II

3

REQUIRED CONCENTRATION (18-19 credits)

Each student must complete a concentration either in Journalism or in Multilingual Media.

Concentration in Journalism (18-19 credits).

Required courses (15 credits):

Credits
JRN 320Interviewing for Mainstream and Ethnic Media

3

JRN 323Feature Writing

3

Choose two of the following three courses:

Credits
JRN 300The Bronx Journal Online Advanced Workshop

3

JRN 302Covering Race, Gender, and Ethncity

3

JRN 322Online News Page Design and Editing

3

3 credits Elective:

To be chosen after consultation with advisor.

3-4 Credits. Capstone:

Credits
Either

JRN 481Independent Project in Journalism

3

Or

JRN 491Honors Tutorial in Journalism

3

JRN 492Honors Colloquium in Journalism.

1

To enroll in the honors capstone courses, JRN 491 and JRN 492, students must have earned at least 90 credits, have a 3.5 GPA in the major, and have department permission. JRN 491 and JRN 492 must be taken together. 

Note: Only students who complete JRN 491 and its COREQ JRN 492 will be eligible for Departmental Honors upon graduation.

Concentration in Multilingual Media (18-19 credits).

Required courses (15 credits):

Credits
JRN 320Interviewing for Mainstream and Ethnic Media

3

JRN 323Feature Writing

3

6 Credits. Foreign language (LOTE):

Students must select a target language other than English and complete two of the following types of courses on translation, advanced writing, and phonetics in that language. For example, the student completes two courses from one target language group:

French:

Credits
FRE 307Advanced Translation

3

FRE 306Advanced Composition

3

FRE 308Theory and Practice of French Phonetics

3

Italian:

Credits
ITA 307Advanced Translation

3

ITA 303Advanced Grammar and Composition

3

ITA 308Theory and Practice of Italian Phonetics

3

Spanish:

Credits
SPA 307Translation

3

SPA 306Advanced Spanish Composition

3

SPA 308Spanish Phonetics and Diction

3

Students may complete courses in another target language as approved by the Department.

3 credits Elective:

To be chosen after consultation with advisor.

3-4 Credits. Capstone:

Credits
Either

JRN 481Independent Project in Journalism

3

Or

JRN 491Honors Tutorial in Journalism

3

JRN 492Honors Colloquium in Journalism.

1

To enroll in the honors capstone courses, JRN 491 and JRN 492, students must have earned at least 90 credits, have a 3.5 GPA in the major, and have department permission. JRN 491 and JRN 492 must be taken together. 

Note: Only students who complete JRN 491 and its COREQ JRN 492 will be eligible for Departmental Honors upon graduation.