Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Photojournalism and Documentary Studies, Minor


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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.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Photojournalism and Documentary Studies, Minor


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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.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Photojournalism and Documentary Studies, Minor


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Photojournalism and Documentary Studies, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

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

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional

Purpose Statement

The Journalism, Photojournalism and Documentary Studies Program provides students with the hands-on experience to tell compelling nonfiction stories in a variety of media platforms.
 
We build a strong foundation in the history, philosophy and ethics of journalism, photojournalism and documentary studies, and emphasize how these disciplines serve varied communities and facilitate the free flow of information needed in a democratic society. Students learn to take a global perspective as they critically assess journalistic and documentary work from a variety of places and historical periods. By valuing the principles of the journalistic tradition, our students obtain the critical and creative edge to innovate and be relevant in an evolving media world. 
 
Built upon the fundamentals of storytelling and nonfiction narrative, our curriculum ensures that students can cover breaking news as well as develop features and deeper, under-reported stories. Our students are informed and curious about their communities, and develop a critical understanding of media forms that allows them to identify audience needs and place stories within context.By honing methods of investigative research, relationship building and interviewing, our students learn to gather the materials needed to craft compelling narratives. Their creative works are refined through individual mentoring from instructors as well as through intensive student peer review.
 
The program’s faculty are innovative teachers and professionals who engage students in their current projects through hands-on experience and personalized mentoring. Students produce and publish journalism for real audiences through classwork and in our state-of-the-art Student Media Center, which integrates a newsroom, TV studio and radio station. Internship and independent study projects allow them to report in depth on subjects important to our community or structured around their passions.
 
Our goal is to train students to be savvy media consumers and producers who can succeed not only in the realm of professional journalism, but within whatever future they create.

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:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Photojournalism and Documentary Studies, Minor


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Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Photojournalism and Documentary Studies, Minor


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