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The documentary journalism model educates students in the theory and skills of long-form storytelling through documentary methods.

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)

Documentary Journalism Core: 14 Credits

  • JOURN 7370 The Intersections of Documentary Film and Journalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7564 Micro-Documentary Photojournalism and Videography (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7371 Editing for Documentaries (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7373 Documentary Theory and Development (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7375 Documentary Business and the Public Sphere (2 Credits)

Electives: 6 Credits

  • Students may choose journalism or non-journalism electives in consultation with their faculty advisor.

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: 39 Credits