Journalism

Bachelor of Arts
School of Arts and Humanities

The Journalism major at Keene State College provides and maintains an intellectual environment dedicated to the investigation of the roles of the mass media in contemporary society within a liberal arts perspective. The major provides students with a theoretical understanding of the media and prepares them for careers in the field by enabling them to build both print and electronic media skills in an applied setting. The curriculum emphasizes the concepts of press objectivity, fairness, accuracy, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, as well as the development of analytical writing, research, production, and presentation skills.

The curriculum covers the skill areas of journalistic writing, editing, electronic journalism, and news production. It includes at least 40 credit hours of study within Journalism. A grade C or higher must be earned in each Journalism course or Journalism course substitution counted toward the major.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Each student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the School of Arts and Humanities.

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

40 credits minimum

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

40 credits

Section A: Core

28 credits

IHJRN 101 Media & Society
JRN 130 Writing for the Media
JRN 230 Print Journalism
JRN 235 Broadcast Journalism
JRN 255 Digital Journalism
JRN 280 Media Production, 2 credits (2 semesters)
JRN 323 Journalism Law and Ethics

Section B: Advanced Study

8 credits

Select two from the following:

  • JRN 330 Public Affairs Reporting
  • JRN 335 Television Journalism
  • JRN 355 Multimedia Journalism
  • JRN 430 Feature Writing
  • JRN 435 Community Television News

Section C: Electives

4 credits

Courses selected in Section B may not be used as an elective in Section C.

Select one from the following:

  • IHJRN 267 Issues in the Media
  • IIJRN 268 Environmental Issues and the Media
  • JRN 294 Cooperative Education
  • JRN 311 Mass Media History and Theory
  • JRN 330 Public Affairs Reporting
  • JRN 335 Television Journalism
  • JRN 355 Multimedia Journalism
  • JRN 356 Media Practicum
  • JRN 365 Photojournalism
  • JRN 380 Internship
  • JRN 430 Feature Writing
  • JRN 435 Community Television News
  • JRN 450 News Editing and Management
  • JRN 467 Specialized Journalism
  • JRN 498 Independent Study

ELECTIVES

Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

120 credits