Course Exceptions

MU Course Exceptions

Effective: Beginning Summer 2016
Updated: April 1, 2016

The School of Journalism accepts most courses from other MU divisions (or the equivalent transfer courses). Some courses, however, are considered duplicative of offerings in the School of Journalism or viewed as journalism-related courses taught by other divisions. Because accrediting standards limit the number of journalism credits a student may take, these journalism-related courses will not be accepted for credit toward graduation.

Students can enroll in the following courses, however, they will not count toward the Bachelor of Journalism degree.

  • Communication
    All courses related to television, radio, production, public relations and media. Students are permitted to enroll in COMMUN 2100 Media Communication in Society to count toward the pre-interest area Humanities requirement.
  • Digital Storytelling: English courses cross-listed with the following digital storytelling course are also prohibited.
    • DST 1880 Introduction to Digital Storytelling
    • DST 2880 Digital Storytelling Production I
    • DST 3860 Special Themes in Digital Storytelling
    • DST 3880 Writing and Theory for Digital Media
    • DST 3885 Audio Storytelling
    • DST 4880 Digital Storytelling Production II
    • DST 4930 Digital Storytelling Practicum
    • DST 4940 Digital Storytelling Internship
    • DST 4970 Capstone Experience
    • “Topics,” “Themes” and “Problems” courses.*
  • Film Studies
    • FILM_S 2540 Introduction to Film Management
    • FILM_S 3550 Introduction to Field Production
    • FILM_S 3560 Audio Engineering for the Screen
    • FILM_S 4550 Introduction to Post Production
    • FILM_S 4580 Production Practicum
    • “Topics,” “Themes” and “Problems” courses.*
  • Information Technology
    • INFOTC 1610 Introduction to Entertainment Media
    • INFOTC 2600 Digital Multimedia
    • INFOTC 2610 Audio/Video I
    • INFOTC 3610 Audio/Video II
    • INFOTC 3640 Digital Effects
    • “Topics,” “Themes” and “Problems” courses.*
  • Information Science and Learning Technology
    • IS_LT 4361 Introduction to Digital Media
    • “Topics,” “Themes” and “Problems” courses.*
  • Journalism
    • JOURN 1000 The News Media: Journalism and Advertising in a Democratic Society.
      • This course is for non-journalism majors and does not count toward the Bachelor of Journalism degree.
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism
    • PR_TR 1085 The Sports Page
  • Science and Agricultural Journalism
    • The following courses are cross-listed with journalism courses and count as required major electives in the Bachelor of Journalism.
      • SCI_AG_J 3240 Communicating on the Web
      • SCI_AG_J 4414 Field Reporting on the Food System and Environment
      • SCI_AG_J 4415 Current Issues in Science Journalism
      • SCI_AG_J 4480 Will Write for Food (and Wine)
      • SCI_AG_J 4482 Field Reporting: Wine Country Writing
    • The following courses cannot be counted toward the Bachelor of Journalism.
      • SCI_AG_J 1160 Introduction to Science and Agricultural Journalism
      • SCI_AG_J 2210 Communicating Science to the Public
      • SCI_AG_J 3210 Fundamentals of Communications
      • SCI_AG_J 4970 Agriculture and the Media Senior Seminar Capstone
      • “Topics,” “Themes” and “Problems” courses.*
  • Theatre
    • THEATR 4280 Digital Media and Performance
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
    • WGST 2260 Perspectives on Mass Media: Constructions of Gender, Race and Sexuality
    • “Topics,” “Themes” and “Problems” courses.*

Other Areas of Consideration

  • Course Numbering
    • Courses numbered below 1000, such as MATH 0110 Intermediate Algebra, are not counted toward the degree.
  • Internships
    • Internship courses taken in other divisions if the internship is journalism-related are not counted toward the degree.
  • Journalism-related Course Titles or Descriptions
    • Courses from other academic divisions that include words such as “advertising,” “public relations,” “media,” “communication,” “news” or similar words in the course title or description may not count toward the Bachelor of Journalism. Students are encouraged to check with their academic adviser before enrolling to ensure courses will count in their degree program.
  • *Special Topics, Themes and Problems Courses
    • Students may request a course review from for “special topics”, “themes” or “problems” courses since the course content may vary each semester.