Mississippi Valley State University

April 17, 2014

Journalism (JO)

Journalism

Journalism is one of the most rewarding and important careers available to bright and well educated individuals. Most beginning journalists head into reporting, but newspapers also seek new talent as photographers, artists, copy editors, computer experts, librarians, and other specialists. Today, the newspaper industry is actively seeking minority applicants, and there are numerous scholarships available nationwide.

The journalism program at MVSU offers you an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art industry practices on campus through use of computers and other equipment. The Delta Devil’s Gazette, the award winning campus newspapers, which captured the

First Place in the American Scholastic Press Association competition 1989 through 1993, serves the university community, as well as providing hands-on experience for the students.
The Delta Devil’s Gazette has many staff positions. Writers and photographers can be on journalism scholarship or work study. Join us, if you want to expand your horizons and study journalism.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION


 Curriculum Pattern  


JOURNALISM


FRESHMAN YEAR COURSES      CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE


EN 101-102 Freshman Composition   6 ___________________

MA 111 College Algebra     3 ___________________

HI 101-102 World History OR 

HI 201-202 US History             6 ___________________

ED 102 General Psychology       3 ___________________

PE 102-103 Concepts of Physical Education 2 ___________________

HL 101 Comprehensive Health 3 ___________________

TH 201 OR MU 107 OR AR 101 3 ___________________

SP 191-192 Freshman Seminars 2 ___________________

SP 201 Fundamentals of Public Speaking  3  ___________________

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SOPHOMORE YEAR COURSES


MC 300 Media Writing     3 ____________________

MC 310 Basic News Reporting and Writing 3 ____________________

MC 311 Newspaper Editing 3 ____________________

MC 313 Photojournalism 3 ____________________

MC 316A Journalism Practicum 1 ____________________

MC 325 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 ____________________

EN 201-202 World Literature      6 ____________________

CS 111 Introduction to Data Processing 3 ____________________

SC 151-152 Survey of Bio. Science OR

SC 261-262 Survey of Physical Science  6  ____________________

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JUNIOR YEAR COURSES


MC 316B, C Journalism Practicum 2 _____________________

MC 330 Mass Communication Process and Effects 3 _____________________

MC 350 Layout & Web Design 3 _____________________

MC 400 Principles of Advertising 3 _____________________

SP 449 Senior Project Research 2 _____________________

ELECTIVES (Liberal Arts & Sciences)               19  _____________________               32

SENIOR YEAR COURSES


MC 340 Advanced News Reporting 3 _____________________

MC 444 Mass Media Law & Ethics 3 _____________________

MC 460 Internship 3 _____________________

SP 450 Senior Project Paper 1 _____________________

SP 491-492 Senior Seminars 2 _____________________

ELECTIVES       (Liberal Arts & Sciences)               18                              _____________________

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Required Electives:  SP 340 Issues in Communication

     SP 440 Intercultural Communication

Community Service: Freshman 60 hours

       Transfer   40 hours

Measure of Academic Progress (MAPP) 

English Proficiency Exam   

Specialty Area Exit Exam