Sample Curriculum Timeline – JOR

SemesterCourseOffering

Semester 1

JOR 115: Foundations of American Journalism (Required)One section in Fall
Semester 2JOR 220: Media Writing (Required)One section per semester
Possible conceptual course *Offered in rotation over five semesters
Semester 3JOR 221: Multimedia Reporting (Required)One section per semester
Possible conceptual course *Offered in rotation over five semesters
Semester 4

JOR 321: Magazine Article and Feature Writing or
JOR 330: Television News

321: One section in Spring; 330: One section in Fall
Possible conceptual course *Offered in rotation over five semesters
Semester 5JOR 320: Public Affairs Reporting and WritingOne section in Fall
Possibly JOR 341: Editing for PublicationFive sections per year
Possibly JOR 330: Television News or
JOR 331: Electronic News Gathering
330: One section in Fall; 331: One section every four semesters
Semester 6JOR 420: Working in the NewsroomOne section in Spring
Possibly JOR 321: Magazine Article and Feature WritingOne section in Spring
Possibly JOR 330: Television NewsOne section in Fall
Possibly JOR 430: Advanced Television NewsOne section every three semesters
Semester 7JOR 310: Media Law for Journalists (Required)One section in Fall
Semester 8JOR 410: Ethics in Journalism (Required)One section in Spring
JOR 411: Senior Portfolio (Required)One section per semester to accommodate graduating seniors

* Conceptual Courses:

JOR 210: History of American Journalism
JOR 211: History of Broadcasting
JOR 311: Journalism Criticism
JOR 313: Alternative News Media in the United States
JOR 415: Perspectives on Reporting

Notes:

  • 10 courses required plus 1-credit portfolio (411)
  • Internship (JOR 477) is not required but satisfies 10th class elective in the major
  • JOR 440 (Independent Study) also satisfies major elective and can be substituted for upper level skills or conceptual course
  • JOR 445 can be used as a Special Topics code as needed