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The Media School

Specialization in News Writing (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements MDAS27

Requirements

The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Advanced Writing. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-J 303 Online Journalism
    • MSCH-J 315 Feature Writing
    • MSCH-J 341 News Reporting
    • MSCH-J 342 Magazine Reporting
    • MSCH-J 343 Broadcast News
  2. Advanced Skills. Two (2) courses:
    • MSCH-F 204 Topics in Media, Culture, and Society (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 375 Race, Gender, and Representation (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 303 Online Journalism
    • MSCH-J 315 Feature Writing
    • MSCH-J 341 News Reporting
    • MSCH-J 342 Magazine Reporting
    • MSCH-J 351 News Editing
    • MSCH-J 352 Magazine Editing
    • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 401 Depth Reporting and Editing
    • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 481 Creating an Indiana Magazine
    • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • INTL-I 305 Advanced Topics in Culture and Politics (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
    2. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    3. Exceptions to specialization requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.