Journalism (JOUR)

Department: Communication and Language

Faculty Chair: Jeff Schmidt, M.A

A student completing courses in this field will be able to:

  • Describe the role and influence of mass media on society, both in historical and contemporarycontexts
  • Analyze and evaluate mass communication messages toward the goal of becoming a more critical consumer of the media
  • Demonstrate the ability to write in the journalistic style
  • Gather, assess, synthesize and present information for diverse reading audiences
  • Make informed, ethical choices regarding one's own communication behavior