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Fairbanks Center
Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism

Journalism Major/Minor

Female Student Flying Drone for Journalism Course

As a Butler Journalism student, you’ll be at work—day one. Our digitally focused degree features hands-on coursework built around an extensive off-campus field experience in addition to traditional classroom activities. With the Indianapolis metro area as your reporting lab, you will be able to produce and publish professional quality journalism that integrates audio, video, visual, and interactive technologies and social media with audience-based writing.

Major in Journalism

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS

126 Total Credit Hours (Includes Butler University Core Requirements)

COM 101                    Rhetoric and the American Democratic Tradition

SW 266-CCM         Media Literacy

                                           Foreign Language of Choice (3 credit hours at 204 level or above)

                                           Communication & Culture course (selected from approved list)

                                           Second major, minor or concentration area required

Description of Journalism Major (JR) - Major 48 Required Credit Hours

JR students obtain rich, hands-on education in multimedia journalism that includes required coursework in audio, video, digital, print, visual and social media, as well as, extensive on-the-ground reporting experience in the nation's 12th largest city and 26th largest media market.

JOURNALISM MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Required Courses

JR 112                          Introduction to Multimedia Journalism

JR 210                          Reporting and Writing

JR 213                          Broadcast Journalism

JR 312                          Multimedia Journalism

JR 313                          Advanced Broadcast Reporting

JR 325                          Gender and News: Global Views

CCM 330                    Representations of Race and Difference

JR 411                           Multimedia Newsroom

JR 412W                     In-depth Journalism

JR 414                          Media Law

JR 417                          Global Media

JR 420                          Media Ethics

JR 440                          Media Internship

COM 480                    Media Entrepreneurship

Two Approved Electives

JR 112                          Introduction to Multimedia Journalism

JR 309                         Feature Writing

WDD 108                   Multimedia Graphics

JR 317                          Opinion Writing and Reviews

WDD 219                   Design for the World Wide Web

JR 355                         Sports Journalism

WDD 306                  Multimedia Design and Production

SPM 405                    Sports Newsroom

WDD 319                   The User Experience

SPM 458                    Perspectives in Sports Media

CME 411                    Entertainment Criticism

JR 427                         Special Topics in JR

CME 209                   Basic Studio Production

CME 109                    Fundamentals of Videography & Video Editing

Minor in Journalism

Description of  Journalism (JR) Minor

JR students obtain rich, hands-on education in multimedia journalism that includes required coursework in audio, video, digital, print, visual and social media, as well as, extensive on-the-ground reporting experience in the nation's 12th largest city and 26th largest media market.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Total for JR Minor 18 hours

JR 112                          Introduction to Multimedia Journalism

JR 113                          Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

JR 210                          Reporting and Writing

JR 213                          Broadcast Journalism

JR 312                          Multimedia Journalism OR

JR 313                          Advanced Broadcast Journalism

One 300/400-level course from the following:

JR 325                          Gender and News: Global Views

JR 409                          Media Economics and Regulation

JR 412 (W)               In-depth Journalism

JR 414                          Media Law

JR 417                          Global Media

JR 420 (C)                Media Ethics

The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.

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