Journalism (JO)

Journalism is one of the most rewarding and important careers available to bright and well educated individuals. Most beginning journalists head into reporting, but newspapers also seek new talent as photographers, artists, copy editors, computer experts, librarians, and other specialists. Today, the newspaper industry is actively seeking minority applicants, and there are numerous scholarships available nationwide.

The journalism program at MVSU offers you an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art industry practices on campus through use of computers and other equipment. The Delta Devil’s Gazette, the award winning campus newspapers, which captured the

First Place in the American Scholastic Press Association competition 1989 through 1993, serves the university community, as well as providing hands-on experience for the students.

The Delta Devil’s Gazette has many staff positions. Writers and photographers can be on journalism scholarship or work study. Join us, if you want to expand your horizons and study journalism.
 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

JOURNALISM

 Curriculum Pattern  

FRESHMAN YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
EN 101-102 Freshman Composition 6  
MA 111 College Algebra 3  
HI 101-102 World History OR  HI 201-202 US History 6  
ED 102 General Psychology 3  
PE 102-103 Concepts of Physical Education 2  
HL 101 Comprehensive Health 3  
TH 201 OR MU 107 OR AR 101 3  
SP 191-192 Freshman Seminars 2 2  
SP 201 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3  
  31  
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
MC 300 Media Writing 3  
MC 310 Basic News Reporting and Writing 3  
MC 311 Newspaper Editing 3  
MC 313 Photojournalism 3  
MC 316A Journalism Practicum 1  
MC 325 Introduction to Mass Communication 3  
EN 201-202 World Literature 6  
CS 111 Introduction to Data Processing 3  
SC 151-152 Survey of Bio. Science OR SC 261-262 Survey of Physical Sci. 6  
  31  
 
JUNIOR YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
MC 316B, C Journalism Practicum 2  
MC 330 Mass Communication Process and Effects 3  
MC 350 Layout & Web Design 3  
MC 400 Principles of Advertising 3  
SP 449 Senior Project Research 2  
ELECTIVES (Liberal Arts & Sciences) 19  
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SENIOR YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
MC 340 Advanced News Reporting 3  
MC 444 Mass Media Law & Ethics 3  
MC 460 Internship 3  
SP 450 Senior Project Paper 1  
SP 491-492 Senior Seminars 2  
ELECTIVES (Liberal Arts & Sciences) 18  
  30  
 
Required Electives: 
SP 340 Issues in Communication
SP 440 Intercultural Communication
Community Service:
Freshman 60 hours
Transfer - 40 Hours
Measure of Academic Progress (MAPP) 
English Proficiency Exam
Specialty Area Exit Exam