Courses and Requirements

General Requirements

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Requirements include successful completion of 15 credit hours 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.

Applications are due March 5, 2021 for admission to the program in Fall 2021.

Please Note: Students typically 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.


Fall 2020 Class Schedule

Applied Multimedia for Journalists
JED 30132
Victoria St. Martin
MW 9:35 - 10:50

Fundamentals of Journalism
JED 30100
Richard G. Jones
MW 11:10 - 12:25

Sports Media Newsroom
JED 30131
Jason Kelly
MW 11:10 - 12:25

Persuasion, Commentary & Criticism
JED 30112
Tom Coyne
MW 2:20 - 3:35

Food & Environmental Journalism
JED 30138
Andrea Crawford
MW 12:45 to 2 (Please note: This is a one-credit course that meets twice weekly from Aug. 24 to Sept. 23)

Sound Stories: Introduction to Audio Journalism
JED 30137
Justin Hicks
MW 5:30 - 6:45 (Please note: This is a one-credit course that meets twice weekly from Aug. 24 to Sept. 23)

News Editing and Design
JED 30133
Brittany Kaufman
TR 9:35 - 10:50 (Please note: This is a one-credit course that meets twice weekly from Aug. 25 to Sept. 24)

The Art of Science Journalism
JED 30136
Deanna McCool
TR 9:35 - 10:50 (Please note: This is a one-credit course that meets twice weekly from Sept. 29 to Oct. 29)

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

Planned Spring 2021 Class Schedule

The Digital Newsroom
JED 30129
Victoria St. Martin
MW  9:35 - 10:50

Witnessing the Sixties
JED 30122
Peter Cajka
MW  11:10 - 12:25

The Craft of Journalism
JED 30105
Richard G. Jones
MW  11:10 - 12:25

Journalism and Society
JED 30127
Richard G. Jones
MW  12:45 - 2:00

Advanced Reporting
JED 30108
Instructor TBD
MW 2:20 - 3:35

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

Investigative Reporting
JED 30134
Brendan O'Shaughnessy
TR 9:35 - 10:50

Magazine Writing
JED 30177
Jason Kelly
TR  11:10 - 12:25

Issues in Contemporary Newsrooms
JED 30135
Team taught by veteran journalists via remote Zoom sessions.
TR 12:45 - 2:00 (Please note: This is an online-only, one-credit course made up of lectures by veteran professional journalists. It meets twice weekly from Feb. 23 to March 25.)