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1999-2000 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: 123-124 credits

The journalism and broadcasting curriculum 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, a student-owned FM station and the campus newspaper. Off campus, students have opportunities to intern with a variety of radio and television stations, newspapers and other media-related businesses and organizations.

The department has several laboratory facilities including a news writing/digital photography 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: Broadcast Journalism, News-Editorial, Photojournalism, Public Relations-Advertising, Publishing-Multimedia

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements. As part of the B.A. degree requirements, complete ENGL 317*; and HIST 132* or HIST 450W*.
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 -- Professional Media Internship (3 credits)
JB 413 -- Mass Media Law and Regulation (3 credits)
JB 421 -- Journalism in Perspective (3 credits)
4. Complete credits outside of journalism and broadcasting. ** (90 credits)
5. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

Broadcast Journalism

a. Complete the following:
JB 215 -- Radio Production (3 credits)
JB 451O -- Television Production (4 credits)
JB 452W -- Radio and Television News Writing (3 credits)
JB 453 -- Television News Reporting (3 credits)
b. Complete 2 courses from the list of approved JB electives.
c. Minimum credits required (124 credits)

News-Editorial

a. Complete the following:
JB 300 -- Internship (3 credits)
JB 323 -- Publication Editing (3 credits)
JB 401W -- Investigative Reporting (3 credits)
JB 444W -- Advanced News Reporting (3 credits)
b. Complete 2 courses from the list of approved JB electives.
c. Minimum credits required (123 credits)

Photojournalism

a. Complete the following:
JB 203 -- Basic Photography (3 credits)
JB 402 -- Advanced Photography (3 credits)
JB 404 -- Photojournalism I (3 credits)
JB 406 -- Photojournalism II (3 credits)
b. Complete 2 courses from the list of approved JB electives.
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 courses from the list of approved JB electives.***
c. Minimum credits required (123 credits)

Publishing-Multimedia

a. Complete the following:
JB 323 -- Publication Editing (3 credits)
JB 324 -- Typography and Publication Design (3 credits)
JB 484 -- Multi Media Theory and Practice (3 credits)
b. Complete 3 courses from the list of approved JB electives.****
c. Minimum credits required (123 credits)

Approved JB electives*:

JB 102 -- Introduction to Broadcasting (3 credits)
JB 203 -- Basic Photography (3 credits)
JB 215 -- Radio Production (3 credits)
JB 240 -- International Communications (3 credits)
JB 300 -- Internship (3 credits)
JB 308 -- Film and TV Criticism (3 credits)
JB 311W -- Magazine Article Writing (3 credits)
JB 323 -- Publication Editing (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/ART 371 -- Digital Photography and Pixel Painting (3 credits)
JB/WMS 380O -- Women, Minorities and the Mass Media (3 credits)
JB/LS 389 -- Internet and Electronic Resources (3 credits)
JB 401 -- Beat Reporting (3 credits)
JB 402 -- Advanced Photography (3 credits)
JB 403 -- Color Photography (3 credits)
JB 404 -- Photojournalism I (3 credits)
JB 405 -- Advanced Photography Seminar (3 credits)
JB 406 -- Photojournalism II (3 credits)
JB 408 -- Media Management (3 credits)
JB 411W -- Advanced Writing for Publication (3 credits)
JB 424 -- Magazine Production (3 credits)
JB 433 -- Public Relations (3 credits)
JB 440 -- Ethics and Reporting in the Far North (3 credits)
JB 444W -- Investigative Reporting (3 credits)
JB 451O -- Television Production (4 credits)
JB 452 -- Radio and Television News Writing (3 credits)
JB 453 -- Television News Reporting (3 credits)
JB 454 -- Advanced TV News Production (3 credits)
JB/ART 484 -- Multimedia Theory and Practice (3 credits)
JB/ED 486 -- Media Literacy (3 credits)
JB 493 -- Special Topics (3 credits)
JB 497 -- Independent Study (3 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course in the major requirements; ENGL 317, HIST 132 or HIST 450; and any course offered through the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting.

** To assure the journalist a broad liberal arts education, 90 credits must be outside of Journalism and Broadcasting, 65 of which should be from traditional liberal arts courses offered by any of these departments: AKNP, ALST, ANL, ANS, ANTH, ART, ASLG, ATM, BIOL, CHEM, COMM, ECON, ENGL, EQE, ESK, FISH, EL, FREN, ESN, GEOG, GEOS, GER, HIST, HONR, HUM, JPN, JUST, LING, LS, MATH, MSL, MUS, NORS, NRM, PHIL, PHYS, PS, PSY, RUSS, SOC, SPAN, STAT, THR, WMS.

*** JB 102, 240, 308, 340, 380, 408 and 486 may not be used as approved JB electives in this concentration. However, any of the following courses may be substituted for one of the 3 approved JB electives: BA 343, 436 or 445W.

**** JB 471O and 472O may be used as approved JB electives in this concentration.

Minor*

1. Complete the following:
JB 101 -- Introduction to Mass Communications (3 credits)
JB 301W -- News Reporting and Writing (3 credits)
Approved JB electives (9 credits)
2. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in all department courses used to satisfy minor requirements.


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