JCM Department Core (16 credits):

All JCM students are required to take the following core courses:

JCM     100       Introduction to Story (3)
JCM     102       Fundamentals of Media Technology (3)
JCM     103       Mechanics of Media Writing (1)
MC      101       Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
JCM     493       Ethics and Diversity in Media (3)
JCM     499       Capstone Class (3) (See below for options)

News Media Major (40 total credits-including 16 departmental core):

News Media Core: (15 credits)
JCM     180       Journalistic Principles and Practices (3)
JCM     303       News Writing and Reporting (3)
JCM     331       Introduction to Electronic Reporting (3)
JCM     315       Advanced News Writing and Reporting (3)
MC      401       Media Law and Regulation (3)

News Media Electives (9 credits): Students can take any JCM 300-400 classes to meet this requirement, assuming that pre-reqs for those courses are met at the time of enrollment. However, we suggest the following courses, based on your interests.

Visual Media Interest Area Courses:

JCM     261       Visual Journalism (3) 
JCM     320       News Design and Visualization (3)
JCM     323       Editing and Multimedia Production (3)
JCM     340       Digital News (3)
JCM     341       Intermediate Visual Journalism (3)
JCM     381       Digital Media Practicum (3)
JCM     382       News Media Internship (3)
JCM     426       Advanced Design and Visualization (3)
JCM     448       News Analysis (3)
JCM     480       International Media Production (3)

One Capstone from below:
JCM     499       Community News in a Digital World (3) 
JCM     499       Digital Media Workshop (3) 
JCM     499       Capstone News Portfolio (3)