Broadcast Journalism, Emphasis

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
Core II Mathematics3
Core II Natural/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
International and Multicultural3
JMC 465 Bison image Multimedia Reporting3
Major Requirements
Modern Language3
Modern Language3
Select one of the following Cultural courses:3
Cultural Anthropology (CT)
Introductory Sociology (CT)
Intro to Human Geography (CT)
Multicultural3
International 13
History Elective3
Literature Elective3
Literature Elective3
JMC 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Media Literacy3
JMC 102 Cap graduation image Media Toolbox3
JMC 103Language Use for Media1
JMC 241Media Design3
JMC 260Digital Imaging for JMC3
JMC 345Mass Comm Law and Ethics3
JMC 361Digital Presence3
JMC 470/490Professional Practicum (Internship)1-4
Area of Emphasis-Specific
JMC 300Reporting and News Writing3
JMC 301Beat Reporting3
JMC 458Emerging Media for Journalists3
JMC 465 Bison image Multimedia Reporting3
JMC 340Basic Broadcast News3
JMC 414Reporting Public Affairs3
JMC 451Television Reporting3
JMC 452Advanced TV Reporting3
JMC Elective 300/4003
PSC 104 Bison image Am Natl Govt & Politics (CT)3
or PSC 202 Bison image State and Local Government
Non-JMC elective3
Non-JMC elective3
Non-JMC elective3
Non-JMC elective2

Major Information

  • All journalism and mass communications majors must pass a language proficiency exam before admission to any JMC courses at the 300/400 level. The language proficiency requirement may also be met by completing JMC 100 Fund Jrn Writing & Edit with a C or better or by completing JMC 103 Language Use for Media with a C or better. ACT verbal scores of 30 or better or SAT verbal scores of 650 or better may be used in place of the exam.
  • No more than 4 hours of non-JMC electives may be completed in PEL.
  • All SOJMC majors must complete 3 credit hours of internship. Ideally, internships should be completed during the summer between the junior and senior years. To ensure your work is properly credited, you must work through the internship director.
    • Submit a complete internship application.
    • Secure approval of the employment or other work.
    • Get permission to enroll in JMC 490 Jrn & Mass Comm Internship I, JMC 491 Jrn & Mass Comm Intern II or JMC 470 Professional Practicum.
    • Maintain weekly contact, attend scheduled meetings and submit a final report and a portfolio.

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Four Year Plan

Careers in journalism and mass communications are increasingly multilayered as technology and new media outlets spur fresh job titles and responsibilities in social media, web management, multimedia, video production, and data analysis in addition to traditional positions. Majors in SOJMC are configured to reflect new realities of the industry, provide a foundation for all JMC fields that then fan into specializations. An emphasis in broadcast journalism prepares students to report, produce, write, and edit news stories suitable for radio and television. Students gain hands-on experience by producing the campus television news program, MU Report, or by reporting for the campus radio station, WMUL-FM.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
JMC 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Media Literacy 3
JMC 103 Language Use for Media 1
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
Core II Mathematics 3
JMC 102 Cap graduation image Media Toolbox 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
Core II Social Science 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
JMC 241 Media Design 3
JMC 300 Reporting and News Writing 3
PSC 104 Bison image
or PSC 202 Bison image
Am Natl Govt & Politics (CT)
or State and Local Government
3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
JMC 260 Digital Imaging for JMC 3
JMC 301 Beat Reporting 3
JMC 340 Basic Broadcast News 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
History Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
JMC 451 Television Reporting 3
JMC Elective 300/400 3
Select one of the following: 3
Cultural Anthropology (CT) (M/I)  
Introductory Sociology (CT) (M/I)  
Intro to Human Geography (CT) (M/I)  
Any Modern Language 3
International 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
JMC 452 Advanced TV Reporting 3
Any Modern Language 3
Multicultural 3
Literature 3
Non-JMC Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
JMC 361 Digital Presence 3
JMC 458 Emerging Media for Journalists 3
Literature 3
Non-JMC Elective 3
JMC 490 Jrn & Mass Comm Internship I (if not taken during summer) 2 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
JMC 345 Mass Comm Law and Ethics 3
JMC 414 Reporting Public Affairs 3
JMC 465 Bison image Multimedia Reporting 3
Non-JMC Elective 4
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours121