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A Two-Year MA Model

The photojournalism model educates students in the theory and skills of photojournalism.

Program Core: 9 Credits

  • JOURN 0900 News Practicum (3 Credits) This course does not count toward the degree.
  • JOURN 8000 Mass Media Seminar (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8006 Quantitative Research Methods in Journalism (3 Credits) or
    JOURN 8008 Qualitative Research Methods (3 Credits)

One of the following four courses:

    • JOURN 8026 Philosophy of Journalism (3 Credits)
    • JOURN 8030 History of Mass Media (3 Credits)
    • JOURN 8038 Seminar in Communication Law (3 Credits)
    • JOURN 8080 Media Ethics (3 Credits)

Photojournalism Core: 15 Credits

  • JOURN 7556 Fundamentals of Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7558 Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7560 Staff Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7980 The Picture Story and Photographic Essay (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8092 Photography in Society (3 Credits)

Electives: 6 Credits

Suggested Courses:

  • JOURN 7450 Newspaper Reporting (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7500 Advanced Newspaper Editing and Design (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7506 Magazine Design (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7566 Electronic Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7568 History of Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7972 Photo and Visual Editing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7730 Journalism and Conflict (3 Credits)

Capstone Level: 10 Credits

Professional Project

  • JOURN 8098 MA Project Seminar (1 Credit) and
    JOURN 8190 Area Problem in Journalism (9 Credits)

Thesis

  • JOURN 8100 MA Thesis Seminar (1 Credit) and
    JOURN 8090 Research in Journalism (9 Credits)

Total Suggested for Graduation: 40 Credits