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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Journalism and Broadcasting

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Journalism and Broadcasting

(907) 474-7761

Degree: B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 123 credits

This program offers a balance of professional and theory courses for majors and non-majors. Majors take a variety of skills and theory courses while acquiring a strong liberal arts background. Non-majors, including those minoring in journalism and broadcasting, may choose from a wide selection of courses.

Besides gaining a solid academic backgound in the classroom, students get practical experience by working with media on and off campus. On campus, these include public television and public radio stations and a student-owned FM station and the campus newspaper. Off campus, students have opportunities to intern with radio and television stations, newspapers and other media-related businesses and organizations.

The department has several laboratory facilities including a news writing lab, multimedia lab, audio production lab, video editing lab and two photography labs. The department is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Journalism -- B.A. Degree

Concentrations: News-Editorial, Broadcast, Photography, Public Relations/Advertising, Publishing

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

JB 101 -- Introduction to Mass Communications (3 credits)
JB 301W -- News Reporting and Writing (3 credits)
JB 400 -- Media Practicum (3 credits)
JB 413 -- Mass Media Law and Regulation (3 credits)
JB 421 -- Journalism in Perspective (3 credits)
4. Complete credits outside of journalism broadcasting. *** (90 credits)
5. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

News-Editorial

a. Complete the following:
JB 323 -- Publication Editing (3 credits)
JB 389 -- Internet and Electronic Resources (3 credits)
JB 444W -- Advanced News Reporting (3 credits)
b. Complete 3 of the following:
JB 203 -- Basic Photography (3 credits)
JB 240 -- International Communications (3 credits)
JB 311W -- Magazine Article Writing (3 credits)
JB 324 -- Typography and Publication Design (3 credits)
JB/BA 326O -- Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
JB 340 -- Mass Media and Society (3 credits)
JB/WMS 380O -- Women, Minorities and the Mass Media (3 credits)
JB 424 -- Magazine Production (3 credits)
JB 433 -- Public Relations (3 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (123 credits)

Broadcast**

a. Complete the following:
JB 215 -- Audio Production (3 credits)
JB 451O -- Television Production (4 credits)
JB 452W -- Radio and Television News Writing (3 credits)
b. Complete 3 of the following:
JB 203 -- Basic Photography (3 credits)
JB 240 -- International Communications (3 credits)
JB/BA 326O -- Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
JB 340 -- Mass Media and Society (3 credits)
JB/WMS 380O -- Women, Minorities and the Mass Media (3 credits)
JB 389 -- Internet and Electronic Resources (3 credits)
JB 402 -- Advanced Photography (3 credits)
JB 404 -- Photojournalism (3 credits)
JB 407 -- Broadcasting Programming (3 credits)
JB 408 -- Media Management (3 credits)
JB 433 -- Public Relations (3 credits)
JB 444W -- Advanced News Reporting (3 credits)
JB 453 -- Electronic Newsgathering (3 credits)
JB 454 -- Advanced TV News Production (3 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (123 credits)

Photography

a. Complete the following:
JB 203 -- Basic Photography (3 credits)
JB 402 -- Advanced Photography (3 credits)
JB 404 -- Photojournalism (3 credits)
b. Complete 3 of the following:
JB 240 -- International Communications (3 credits)
JB/BA 326O -- Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
JB/WMS 380O -- Women, Minorities and the Mass Media (3 credits)
JB 389 -- Internet and Electronic Resources (3 credits)
JB 403 -- Color Photography (3 credits)
JB 433 -- Public Relations (3 credits)
JB 497 -- Independent Study (3 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (123 credits)

Public Relations/Advertising

a. Complete the following:
JB 323 -- Publication Editing (3)
or JB 452W -- Radio and Television News Writing (3) (3 credits)
JB/BA 326O -- Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
JB 433 -- Public Relations (3 credits)
b. Complete 3 of the following:*
JB 203 -- Basic Photography (3 credits)
JB 215 -- Audio Production (3 credits)
JB 311W -- Magazine Article Writing (3 credits)
JB 324 -- Typography and Publication Design (3 credits)
JB 340 -- Mass Media and Society (3 credits)
JB 389 -- Internet and Electronic Resources (3 credits)
JB 402 -- Advanced Photography (3 credits)
JB 404 -- Photojournalism (3 credits)
JB 411W -- Advanced Writing for Publication (3 credits)
JB 424 -- Magazine Production (3 credits)
JB 444W -- Advanced News Reporting (3 credits)
JB 451O -- Television Production (4 credits)
JB 453 -- Electronic Newsgathering (3 credits)
JB 484 -- Multi Media Theory and Practice (3 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (123 credits)
* Any of the following courses may be substituted for one of the 3 required JB electives: BA 343, BA 436 or BA 445W.

Publishing

a. Complete the following:
JB 323 -- Publication Editing (3 credits)
JB 324 -- Typography and Publication Design (3 credits)
JB 389 -- Internet and Electronic Resources (3 credits)
b. Complete 3 of the following:
JB 203 -- Basic Photography (3 credits)
JB/BA 326O -- Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
JB 411W -- Advanced Writing for Publication (3 credits)
JB 424 -- Magazine Production (3 credits)
JB 433 -- Public Relations (3 credits)
JB 484 -- Multi Media Theory and Practice (3 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (123 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.

** Note: Broadcast option is primarily a news and production curriculum and is not intended as a dramatic or performing arts concentration.

*** This requirement is to assure the journalist a broad liberal arts education outside of journalism and broadcasting. This requirement must be met with at least 65 credits of traditional liberal arts courses which fall under the humanities, social sciences, math and natural sciences classifications within the general university requirements which meet general distribution requirements.

Note: Although not required, it is strongly recommended that every journalism student study another language, both to help gain a better perspective of and to better comprehend the changing world.

Note: These courses are suggested for elective credit: JB 105, JB/ENGL 217, JB 308, JB 492 and JB 493.

Minor

1. Complete the following:
JB 101 -- Introduction to Mass Communications (3 credits)
JB 301W -- Basic Newsgathering and Processing (3 credits)
Approved JB electives (9 credits)
2. Minimum credits required (15 credits)

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