College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2016-2017

Journalism

Photojournalism and Documentary Studies, Minor

This minor offers students of all disciplines an opportunity to explore varied approaches to photojournalism and documentary work across the spectrum of video/film, audio, multimedia, non-fiction writing, and print journalism. The curriculum opens student horizons to include production skills in storytelling and media analysis, in terms of the doing (creation, professional craft) and the experiencing.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Minor in Photojournalism?

You choose a minor with your advisor's guidance to complement your major and your personal academic goals. You may be required to complete a minor in a field different than your major.

You may use the same course or courses to satisfy requirements in both a major and a minor as long as at least fifty percent of the units in the minor have a different prefix than the major. You may also use the same course or courses to meet both liberal studies and minor requirements as long as you meet all requirements for the minor.


University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional

Student Learning Outcomes
 
Students will develop a foundation in the history, philosophy, laws, and ethics of journalism, and will incorporate this knowledge into their practice of journalism. In particular, students will:
Students will develop a foundation in the history, philosophy, laws, and ethics of journalism, and will incorporate this knowledge into their practice of journalism. In particular, students will:

  • Identify story ideas through observing their surroundings, connecting to communities, and understanding narrative structures; including applying such elements as timeliness, proximity, impact, and other news and storytelling criteria, to know when and how to dig deeper for stories that go beyond superficial topics and engage their audience in thinking differently about everyday events.
  • Engage in the process of research, relationship building, and investigative skill development, such as, interviewing techniques and other information gathering processes, to write and publish stories, from breaking news, features, and deeper, under-reported stories (and everything in between) occurring locally and globally.o   
    • Demonstrate an ability to craft and deliver images and/or works of video journalism that meet professional standards.
    • Demonstrate an ability to use specialty and advanced photographic optics and imaging systems to craft multimedia content requiring the use of such equipment.
    • Demonstrate an ability to critically analyze and evaluate photo/video journalism and/or multimedia projects.
    • Demonstrate the ability to follow safety and ethical guidelines when photographing/filming in natural and urban environments.
    • Demonstrate an ability to edit images, audio and video using professional software.

Details

Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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