In consultation with their advisers, students who are majoring in another discipline may pursue a minor in journalism.  Because journalism is a popular career choice for students in other units—art and art history, business, communication, English, sociology, women’s and gender studies, and other fields in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Media, Communication and Information, and the Leeds School of Business—we offer an 18-credit hour Journalism minor (six courses) with the following requirements.


Students must complete 18 credit hours of coursework to complete the minor with a grade of C- or better and an overall GPA in the minor of 2.0. Students may apply no more than six credit hours of transfer work, including three hours of upper-division credit.

Students will take two required courses, JRNL 1000 and JRNL 2000, which will introduce them to a range of possible interests from broadcasting to print and online media to digital and emerging media and writing for the media. After successfully completing JRNL 1000 and 2000, students should select one 2000-level course and three 3000- or 4000-level journalism courses.

Students may want to emphasize conceptual and theory courses, or they may select skills courses that help to prepare them for possible careers, or complete a combination of the two.

  • JRNL 2001: Fundamentals of Reporting Technologies
  • JRNL 2014: Race and Sports Journalism
  • JRNL 2301: Journalism Ethics and History on Film
  • JRNL 2401: Media and Diverse Populations
  • JRNL 3112: Concepts in Visual Culture
  • JRNL 3201: Critical Perspectives on Journalism
  • JRNL 3202: Covering Political Campaigns
  • JRNL 3211: History of Broadcasting
  • JRNL 3221: History of Digital Journalism
  • JRNL 3231: History of Documentary Film
  • JRNL 3241: History of Journalism
  • JRNL 3401: Sociology of News
  • JRNL 3552: Editing and Presentation
  • JRNL 3644: Principles of Television Production
  • JRNL 3651: Media Law and Ethics
  • JRNL 4002: Reporting 2
  • JRNL 4011: Principles of Media Relations
  • JRNL 4311: Literary Journalism
  • JRNL 4351: Reporting Wars, Conflict and Peace
  • JRNL 4401: News and Public Perception
  • JRNL 4411: International Media and Global Crises
  • JRNL 4572: News Corps
  • JRNL 4602: Opinion Writing
  • JRNL 4702: Arts/Cultural Reporting and Criticism
  • JRNL 4802: Feature Writing
  • JRNL 4822: Reporting on the Environment