Academic Catalog 2017–2018

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Minor in Multimedia Journalism


The Minor in Multimedia Journalism introduces students from any major to the profession of multimedia journalism and provides basic digital production competencies and critical skills that help students discern the role of news in society and become better informed citizens. It offers a regional and global scope, focusing on Arab media and society, and instilling principles of freedom of the press, objective and responsible journalism, global citizenship, and civic engagement.

Program Objectives

The Minor in Multimedia Journalism aims to:

  1. impart basic conceptual and practical knowledge of careers in multimedia journalism, and
  2. cultivate an appreciation of the theoretical, professional and ethical aspects of journalism and media studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Minor in Multimedia Journalism, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the functions and roles of various news production environments,
  2. produce objective, accurate, balanced and engaging news content that reflects a variety of voices,
  3. apply journalistic principles and legal and ethical standards across various news media platforms, and
  4. create ethical and civically engaged news content that communicates with diverse audiences.


A total of 18 credits are required, distributed as follows:

  • Required Core Courses (9 credits)
  • Elective Courses (9 credits)

Required Core Courses (9 credits)

  • JSC200 Media & Digital Literacy (3 cr.)  or  JSC312 Media & Society (3 cr.)
  • JSC220 News Writing & Reporting (3 cr.)
  • JSC226 Multimedia Journalism Basics (3 cr.)

Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • JSC222 Digital Media Design (3 cr.)
  • JSC224 Social Media (3 cr.)
  • JSC228 Arabic News Writing & Reporting (3 cr.)
  • JSC232 Photojournalism (3 cr.)
  • JSC330 Arab & International Media (3 cr.)
  • JSC332 Broadcast Journalism (3 cr.)
  • JSC314 The Social Life of Information (3 cr.)
  • JSC419 Media Law & Ethics (3 cr.)
  • JSC480 Global Media Literacy (3 cr.)
  • JSC481 Global Change, Cooperation & News (3 cr.)
  • JSC488 Topics in Media Studies (3 cr.)