Journalism, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

The Department of Communication offers three majors and four minors targeted toward careers or advanced study in the media professions— journalism, integrated marketing communications (advertising and public relations) and media studies.

The Journalism minor at Roosevelt University focuses on hands-on professional courses in which students will develop and practice research, writing and reporting skills that are common to all journalistic fields. Students in the minor complete five lab-based courses working with state-of-the-art technology to produce reports across multiple media forms. The Journalism minor is a good option for students who choose to major in a variety of fields including political science, history, economics, or the sciences. Journalism courses at Roosevelt are offered at the Chicago campus.

Prerequisites

COMM 201 COMMUNICATION IN THE INFO AGE (formerly JOUR 201 COMMUNICATION IN THE INFORMATION AGE) is the prerequisite course for this minor (grade C or better).

Requirements

Five courses (16 credit hours) are required for the minor in Journalism.

  • Transfer students must complete three JOUR courses (9 credit hours) at Roosevelt.
  • No 100-level courses may count toward the hours required for this minor.
  • No Pass/Fail grades are accepted for this minor.
  • All courses for the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C (not C-) or better.
Core Requirements
JOUR 219ESSENTIAL MULTIMEDIA SKILLS3
JOUR 220MEDIA WRITING4
JOUR 305NEWS VIDEO PRODUCTION3
JOUR 319NEWS REPORTING3
Select one of the following3
SPECIAL TOPIC:JOURNALISM TODAY
THE CONVERGENCE NEWSROOM
Total Credit Hours16