Courses and Requirements

General Requirements

Requirements include successful completion of five courses focusing on journalism and a professional news internship during either the academic year or a summer.

Students who want to participate in the Gallivan Program are expected to take “Fundamentals of Journalism,” which is offered each fall semester, as their first class. Other courses that count for the minor are announced each semester by the Gallivan Program. No more than two courses beyond “Fundamentals of Journalism” that concentrate on journalistic techniques will count for the required 15 hours. The five courses for the minor in journalism must be taken separately from and in addition to a student's major courses.

"Fundamentals of Journalism" is the entry-level or gateway course for the Gallivan Program. It is offered each Fall semester. Rising sophomores or rising juniors apply in spring to take "Fundamentals" in the following fall semester, and a faculty committee evaluates each application. Rising seniors are not able to apply.

Application for Fall Semester 2018

Please Note: Students cannot enroll in classes for the minor or pursue an internship in journalism until successful completion of "Fundamentals of Journalism."

The Gallivan Program awards credit or sponsors several news internships during the academic year and summer. 

A JED minor can participate in an academic internship during the school year, a Gallivan Program-supported summer internship, a summer job at a news organization for which there is compensation, or a news-related work experience away from campus during summer that involves the awarding of one hour of academic credit the following fall semester. In every case, the JED student needs to receive approval by the director of the Gallivan  Program for the internship or work experience to count for the requirement of the journalism minor. A minimum of 150 hours is required to fulfill the minor’s internship requirement.


Spring 2018 Courses

Advanced Reporting
JED 30108
Jack Colwell  – MW 2:00 - 3:15

Magazine Writing
JED 30177
Jason Kelly - MW 3:30 - 4:45

Ethics and Journalism
JED 30468
Gary Sieber - MW 5:05 - 6:20

American Political and Media Culture 
JED 30123
Robert Schmuhl - MW 12:30 - 1:45

The Digital Newsroom
JED 30129
Victoria St. Martin /Rich Jones - MW  2:00- 3:15

Covering America
JED 30130
Rich Jones - MW  11:00-12:15

American Political Journalism
JED 34103
Carlos Lozada - Washington D. C. Program


Fall 2017 Courses

Persuasion, Commentary & Criticism
JED 30112
Jack Colwell  – MW 2:00 - 3:15

Fundamentals of Journalism
JED 30100
Rich Jones  – MW 11:00 - 12:15

TV Newsroom Survival Skills
JED 30124
Gary Sieber - MW 5:05 - 6:20

Journalism  and Society
JED 30127
Rich Jones - MW  2:00- 3:15

Multiplatform Newswriting
JED 30128
Victoria St. Martin - MW 9:30- 10:45

Witnessing the Sixties
JED 30122
Benedict Giamo  – TR 11:00 - 12:15

American Political Journalism
JED 34103
Carlos Lozada - Washington D. C. Program