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School of
Journalism
2000-2002
Academic Bulletin

School of Journalism
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The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Degree

General Information
Degree Requirements
Credit Hour and Grade Point Requirements
I. Journalism Major Requirements
Transfer Credit in Journalism
The Certificate in Journalism
II. The Second Concentration
III. Fundamental Skills
IV. Distribution Requirements
V. Culture Studies
VI. Approved Courses Outside the School of Journalism

General Information

Academic counseling for each student in the School of Journalism is provided by a faculty member or an academic adviser prior to each semester's enrollment. Although academic counseling is intended to provide effective guidance, students are responsible for planning their own programs and for meeting the following degree requirements for graduation. Students are advised to read IU bulletin descriptions of all courses selected, paying careful attention to conditions concerning awarding of credit.

The Indiana University Course Analysis and Record Evaluation (IUCARE), a computerized degree-audit system, is available to all students. Students may use IUCARE to monitor their completed and remaining requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (B.A.J.) degree. Students may view their IUCARE on the Web at www.insite.indiana.edu or obtain a printed copy from their adviser.

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Degree Requirements

The School of Journalism offers the B.A.J. degree on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. Students on either campus must complete the following for the B.A.J. degree:

Journalism major (30 credit hours)
Second concentration (24 credit hours)
Fundamental skills

Writing, two courses
Mathematics, one college-level course
Foreign language, two years of one language at the college level or equivalent
Statistics, one course
Library research skills, one course
Distribution
United States history, one course
American political science, one course
Economics, one course
Literature or fine arts history/appreciation, one course
Arts and Humanities, two courses
Social and Historical Studies, two courses
Natural and Mathematical Sciences, four courses total, two from one department
Culture Studies, three courses
123 credit hours total

Journalism courses from either campus will satisfy requirements for the journalism major.

Students who intend to receive their degree from the Bloomington campus must satisfy all nonmajor requirements with courses as defined by the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who intend to receive their degree from the Indianapolis campus must satisfy all nonmajor requirements with courses as defined by the Schools of Liberal Arts and Science. Students who plan to transfer permanently to the Indianapolis campus and receive the degree from that campus should contact the school at Indianapolis, tel. (317) 274-2773, or e-mail jour@iupui.edu, for information and a bulletin.

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Credit Hour and Grade Point Requirements

  1. 123 credit hours required for graduation, including the following minimums:
    1. At least 30 but no more than 39 credit hours of mass communications courses (journalism, telecommunications and selected communication and culture)
    2. At least 65 credit hours from the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding Linguistics L100, all telecommunications courses and selected communication and culture courses
    3. At least 98 credit hours combined from journalism and the College of Arts and Sciences
    4. At least 24 credit hours in a second concentration selected from one academic discipline outside of journalism, telecommunications and selected communication and culture courses
    5. At least 36 credit hours at the 300- and 400-level
    6. At least 10 credit hours of journalism from the Bloomington campus
    7. At least 26 credit hours of course work during the senior year from the Bloomington campus
  2. Credit hour limits
    1. No more than 39 credit hours of mass communication courses (journalism, telecommunications and selected communication and culture)
    2. No more than 12 transfer credit hours of mass communications (journalism, telecommunications and selected communication and culture)
    3. No more than 3 credit hours total of internship credit, either from Jour J492 or any other academic unit
    4. No more than 60 transfer credit hours from a community college
    5. Optional electives - 10 or fewer credit hours outside the School of Journalism and the College of Arts and Sciences
    6. Optional electives - 15 or fewer credit hours of approved courses outside the School of Journalism and the College of Arts and Sciences
    7. For students satisfying the requirements for a secondary teaching certificate, no more than 29 credit hours of approved education courses
  3. Grade Point Average
    1. A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average in all course work
    2. A minimum 2.00 grade point average in all major course work (journalism, telecommunications and selected communication and culture), C- or better in each course
    3. A minimum 2.00 grade point average in all course work for the second concentration, C- or better in each course
    4. A grade of FX or WF will be calculated as an F
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I. Journalism Major Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of journalism courses with a grade of C- or better in each course from the following categories:

  1. Core courses, 18 credit hours:
    • J110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communication
    • J200 Reporting, Writing and Editing I
    • J201 Reporting, Writing and Editing II
    • J210 Visual Communication
    • J300 Communications Law
    • J410 The Media as Social Institutions
  2. One course from the approved list of advanced skills courses, 3 credit hours:
    • J315 Feature Writing
    • J335 Retail and Direct Advertising
    • J341 Newspaper Reporting
    • J342 Magazine Reporting
    • J343 Broadcast News
    • J344 Photojournalism Reporting
    • J351 Newspaper Editing
    • J352 Magazine Editing
    • J354 Photojournalism Editing
    • J420 Advertising as Communication
    • J429 Public Relations Campaigns
    • J455 News Analysis and Opinion Writing
    • J463 Computerized Publication Design I
  3. One course from the approved list of research courses, 3 credit hours:
    • J407 Newsgathering and the Law
    • J409 Media Management
    • J414 International News-Gathering Systems
    • J423 Public Opinion
    • J428 Public Relations Management
    • J438 Problems in Advertising
    • J450 History of Journalism
    • J470 Broadcast Media Analysis
  4. Journalism electives, 6 credit hours:
    Courses may be selected from any other journalism courses open to under-graduates except Jour 'C' courses and Jour J492. Students may include other advanced skills and research courses in addition to the courses taken to satisfy the advanced skills and research course requirements above.
Students have the option of taking additional mass communications courses (journalism, telecommunications and selected communication and culture), but no more than 39 credit hours total of mass communications courses may be counted in the total 123 credit hours required for the degree.

The grade point average of all journalism, telecommunications and selected communication and culture courses must be at least a 2.00.

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Transfer Credit in Journalism

In order to comply with accreditation standards set by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), no more than 12 credit hours of communications courses from any other journalism program will be accepted for credit toward the 123 credit hours required for graduation. All transfer communications courses must be evaluated by the associate dean in order to be accepted in fulfillment of requirements for the journalism major.

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The Certificate in Journalism

The Certificate in Journalism is offered on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. See the Certificate in Journalism link in this bulletin for details.

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II. The Second Concentration

Students must complete a second concentration of at least 24 credit hours in an academic discipline outside of journalism, telecommunications and selected communication and culture courses. Students must earn a C- or better in each course and a grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses taken for the second concentration. No more than 12 credit hours may be taken in professional skills courses outside of the College of Arts and Sciences (exception: see Fine Arts below). No internship credit from any other academic unit may be used to satisfy the second concentration.

With written approval from the department, students may choose to complete a second major in an outside area in any of the departments of the College of Arts and Sciences offering the B.A. degree. This option is not a second degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. The second major in an outside area will be entered only on the final transcript at graduation.

Students may complete any of the certificates included in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin for the second concentration requirement. Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of courses approved for the certificate. The School of Journalism requires that students pursuing this option meet with an adviser of the department offering the certificate, obtain the adviser's signature on a planned program, and submit a copy of the program to the School of Journalism adviser.

With the approval of the dean, students have the option to complete a split second concentration, incorporating two or more departments. Students must propose selected courses in consultation with their faculty counselor and complete a written explanation of the educational value or goal of their choice. The selection of courses should show evidence of a coherent body of knowledge. The faculty counselor must sign the application and submit it to the dean for final approval.

Students selecting second concentrations in the Schools of Business, Education, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Public and Environmental Affairs, or Music should be aware of limits on credit hours outside the College of Arts and Sciences: Bus, Educ, Hper, Slis, Mus, Spea, Aero, Mil and Swk. See page 10 and consult with an academic adviser.

Following are additional conditions for the second concentration in specific areas:

Business
Students should be aware of limits on credit hours from Bus, Educ, Hper, Slis, Mus, Spea, Aero, Mil and Swk.

Students have two options.

Option I
Option II

Option I

Required courses:

Economics
E201 Introduction to Microeconomics S&H
E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics S&H

Business
A200 Accounting for Non-Business Majors
L201 Legal Environment of Business
Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations, P: junior standing

Choice of courses from the following list to total 24 credit hours with the previous required courses:

Business
D301 The International Business Environment
D302 International Business: Operations of International Enterprises
F300 Introduction to Financial Management
G300 Introduction to Managerial Economics
G406 Business Enterprise and Public Policy
G460 Business in its Historical and Social Settings
G494 Public Policy and the International Economy
L405 The Corporation in America Today
L406 Employment Problems and the Law
L409 Law and the Environment
L412 The Ethical Responsibilities of Business
M300 Introduction to Marketing
M402 Marketing Channels
M405 Buyer Behavior
M407 Business-to-Business Marketing
M415 Advertising and Promotion Management
M419 Retail Management
M426 Sales Management
M429 Legal Aspects of Marketing
P300 Introduction to Operations Management
W211 Contemporary Entrepreneurship
W300 Small Business Management
W430 Organizations and Organizational Change
Z440 Personnel - Human Resources Management

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Option II

Business
A200 Foundations of Accounting
L201 Legal Environment of Business
K201 The Computer in Business (minimum grade of C required)
F300 Introduction to Financial Management
M300 Introduction to Marketing
P300 Introduction to Operations Management
Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations

Economics
E201 Introduction to Microeconomics
E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
G300 may be substituted for one of the following: F300, M300, P300 or Z302. All 300-level courses must be taken on the IU Bloomington campus.

Communication and Culture (CMCL)
The following courses are considered mass communications courses by the School of Journalism and may not be included in a second concentration:
C202 World Media
C204 Topics in Media, Culture, and Society
C306 Writing Media Criticism
C311 Media History
C312 Introduction to Television Criticism
C335 Production as Criticism
C337 New Media
C392 Media Genres
C411 Media Industries and Cultural Production
C420 Topics in Media History

Any other communication and culture courses may be used for a second concentration.

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Education-Secondary Teacher Certification
Courses are limited to those required for teacher certification. Students should be aware of limits on credit hours from Bus, Educ, Hper, Slis, Mus, Spea, Aero, Mil and Swk. The School of Journalism cooperates with the School of Education in preparing students to teach journalism in high school. Interested students should see Jack Dvorak, High School Journalism Institute, Ernie Pyle Hall 200, Bloomington, tel. (812) 855-0865.

Fine Arts
A minimum of 12 credit hours of art history or appreciation are required.

General Science
Selection of courses and departments must show evidence of guided study in one subject. Premedical and predental course work is allowed, as designated by the Health Professions and Prelaw Information Center.

HPER
Students must complete the official minor in kinesiology, offered by HPER, and additional approved courses to total 24 credit hours. Students should be aware of limits on credit hours from Bus, Educ, Hper, Slis, Mus, Spea, Aero, Mil and Swk.

Languages
No 100-level courses are allowed unless the particular department allows the 100-level course to apply towards a major in that language.

Music
At least 14 credit hours of I, K, M, T, or Z courses are required. Applied music courses must be in private instruction in one instrument. No ensemble work may apply. Students should be aware of limits on credit hours from Bus, Educ, Hper, Slis, Mus, Spea, Aero, Mil and Swk.

SPEA
Students should be aware of limits on credit hours from Bus, Educ, Hper, Slis, Mus, Spea, Aero, Mil and Swk. Students may complete one of the three following options:

    • V160 National and International Policy
    • V161 Urban Problems and Solutions
    • One of the following:
      E162 Environment and People
      E272 Introduction to Environmental Science
    • Five additional Spea courses, 3 credit hours each, at the 300 or 400 level, excluding J380, V352 and V380. Courses may be selected from one or more of the following areas:
      Environmental Science
      Environmental Policy or History
      Financial Management
      Health Administration
      Human Resource Management
      Labor relations
      Legal Studies
      Management
      Managing Information Systems
      Policy Analysis
      Policy Issues
      Urban Administration
  1. Complete any of the following Spea minors offered at Bloomington and additional Spea courses total 24 credit hours:
    Public and Environmental Affairs
    Health Systems Administration
    Environmental Science and Health
  2. Complete any of the following Spea certificates offered at Bloomington and additional Spea courses total 24 credit hours:
    Environmental Studies
    Public Affairs
    Public Health
    Urban Studies
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III. Fundamental Skills

Students may test out of all but 3 credit hours of the fundamental skills requirement. Requirements completed in one area may, under certain conditions, also fulfill requirements in other areas.

Cross-listing policy: Courses used for English composition and 100-level fundamental skills foreign language may not be used to fulfill any other requirement. Exceptions: Three credits from each of the following courses may be applied to other appropriate requirements: English L141, L142, Afro-American Studies A141, A142. Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, or Slavic Languages and Literatures courses taken with English W143 may be applied to other appropriate requirements. Only math courses listed as both fundamental skills and natural and mathematical science may cross list. 100-level foreign language courses from departments that allow 100-level courses to fulfill major requirements may be applied to other appropriate requirements.

Writing (2 courses)

English Composition
Students may fulfill this requirement in any one of the following ways:

  1. Exemption without credit. One of the following scores required: SAT Verbal 670 or above; ACT English 32 or above; or Advanced Placement English 4 or 5.
  2. Exemption with credit. Scores required: SAT II English Writing Test 660 or above and one of the following: SAT Verbal 670 or above; ACT English 32 or above; or Advanced English Placement 4 or 5. Students must also apply to the Department of English, Ballantine Hall 442, Bloomington, IN 47405.
  3. Completion of any of the following options with a grade of C- or better:
    • English W110
    • English W131
    • English L141 and L142
    • English W170
    • Afro-American Studies A141 and A142
    • Two semesters of English W143 with approved courses from Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, or Slavic Languages and Literatures.
    • English L141 or L142, or Afro-American Studies A141 or A142, and one semester of English W143 taken concurrently with an approved course.
Advanced Composition
Students must complete with a grade of C- or better one advanced composition or intensive writing course at the 200-level or above after completing the English composition requirement. Students must check "Special Course Listings, College of Arts and Sciences Intensive Writing Requirement Courses" in the Schedule of Classes each semester to see which course sections are offered as intensive writing courses. Students may also select from advanced composition courses. These following courses do not need to be offered as intensive writing courses:

English

W203 Creative Writing
W231 Professional Writing Skills
W270 Argumentative Writing
W301 Writing Fiction
W303 Writing Poetry
W350 Advanced Expository Writing
W401 Advanced Fiction Writing
W403 Advanced Poetry Writing
W410 Indiana Writing Workshop

Journalism

J341 Newspaper Reporting
J342 Magazine Reporting
J343 Broadcast Reporting
J455 News Analysis and Opinion Writing
J551 Seminar: Reporting the Law
J552 Seminar: Reporting the Arts
J553 Education and the Media
J554 Seminar: Science Writing
J556 Seminar: Urban Affairs Reporting

Mathematics (1 course)
Students may satisfy this requirement in one of four ways:

  1. Complete mathematics M025 with a grade of C- or better. Credit for Mathematics M025 will not count toward the 123 credit hours required for the degree.
  2. Complete one course from mathematics M118*, A118, M119, M211, or COAS J113 with a grade of C- or better. Credit for these courses may count toward the 123 credit hours required for the degree.
  3. Complete Math D116 and Math D117 with grades of C- or better in each course. Credit not given in D116 until D117 is completed with a passing grade.
  4. Students with a mathematics SAT score of 650 or higher or a mathematics ACT score of 29 or higher are exempt from this requirement.
*Math M118, A118 or D116 and D117 are recommended for students who want to prepare for the required statistics course.

Foreign Language
Students must complete the study of a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level course work. All or part of this requirement may be fulfilled by performance on placement examinations. Students may fulfill the entire foreign language requirement by placing into the third-year level.

International students whose native language is not English may demonstrate required proficiency in their native language. They may not, however, earn credit for any course at the first- or second-year level in their native language.

Statistics (1 course)
One course selected from: Cjus K300, Econ E370, Math/Psy K300, Math K305, Math/Psy K310, Soc S371, or SPEA K300.

Library Research Skills (1 course)
SLIS L155. This course must be taken before or with Jour J200.

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IV. Distribution Requirements

(12 courses)

Approved courses that will fulfill Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Studies, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences are listed in Appendix A, "Approved Distribution Courses by Departments," in this bulletin. Note: Students are advised to read carefully course descriptions in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin for prerequisites and conditions concerning awarding of credit. Distribution courses may be cross-listed to Culture Studies and Second Concentrations when they are included on these requirements' approved lists.

To insure a rich and varied general education, the School of Journalism requires students to complete the distribution requirements as follows:

U.S. History (1 course)
Students may select from:

  • History H105, H106, H220, H259 H260, H263, H306, or
  • Any course offered by the department of history with an "A" preceding the course number, or
  • Afro A355 or A356.
Political Science (1 course)
Students may select from Political Science Y100, Y103, Y301, Y302, Y303, Y304, Y305, Y306, Y307, Y308, Y311, Y313, Y315, Y317, Y318, Y319, Y320, Y324, Y325, Y326, Y373, Y390, Y394, and approved topics for Y200.

Economics (1 course)
Students may select from approved distribution courses in the College of Arts and Sciences economics department. See Appendix A, "Approved Distribution Courses by Departments," in this bulletin.

Literature or Fine Arts History or Appreciation (1 course)
Literature courses must be devoted entirely to print literature. Fine arts courses must be selected from courses with an "A" or "H" preceding the course number. Courses must be approved distribution courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. See Appendix A, "Approved Distribution Courses by Departments," in this bulletin.

Arts and Humanities (2 courses)
See Appendix A, "Approved Distribution Courses by Departments," in this bulletin.

Social and Historical Studies (2 courses)
See Appendix A, "Approved Distribution Courses by Departments," in this bulletin.

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (4 courses)
See Appendix A, "Approved Distribution Courses by Departments," in this bulletin. At least two courses must come from one department. Students are advised to read all course descriptions in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin regarding awarding of credit.

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V. Culture Studies (3 courses)

Complete three courses selected from Appendix B, "Approved Culture Studies Courses," in this bulletin.

  1. Complete one of the three courses from list A.
  2. Complete a second course, either from list A or from list B.
  3. Complete a third course from list C.
Students who successfully complete an academic year abroad in a program sponsored by the Indiana University Office of Overseas Study will partially satisfy the culture studies requirement of one course from list A and a second course from lists A or B through the course work they will take on the yearlong program. Students participating in academic yearlong programs sponsored by other universities may petition for a similar exception, providing materials from courses taken and evidence of the general cultural emphasis of the program.

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VI. Approved Courses Outside the School of Journalism

Students must complete a minimum of 98 credit hours offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Journalism. Linguistics L100 will not count toward the 98 credit hours. School of Music courses in history, literature, composition, appreciation, and theory of music may be counted among the 98 credit hours.

Students may select the remaining 25 credit hours in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bloomington. Students also have the option of including in these 25 credit hours up to 15 credit hours from the list of approved courses below and up to 10 credit hours of any other courses from Bus, Educ, Hper, Slis, Mus, Spea, Aero, Mil and Swk. The school will not accept engineering, technology, or self-acquired competency credit.

Students satisfying requirements for a teaching certificate may take a maximum of 29 credit hours outside the School of Journalism and the College of Arts and Sciences if the courses are selected from the School of Education section in the list below.

Aerospace Studies
A301 Air Force Leadership Studies
A302 Air Force Management and Leadership II
A401 National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty
A402 National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society II

Kelley School of Business
Business G330 Principles of Urban Economics may be counted among the 65 credit hours inside the College of Arts and Sciences.
A200 Foundations of Accounting (Nonmajors), or
  A201-A202 Introduction to Accounting I-II or
  (A205-A202)
A205 Introduction to Financial Accounting
F300 Introduction to Financial Management (Nonmajors) or
  F301 Financial Management
G406 Business Enterprise and Public Policy
G460 Business in Its Historical and Social Settings
J401 Administrative Policy
W402 Simulation of Business Enterprise
K201 The Computer in Business
L201 Legal Environment of Business or
  L203 Commercial Law I
L405 The Corporation in America Today
M300 Introduction to Marketing (Nonmajors) or
  M301 Introduction to Marketing Management
M411 Transportation Carrier Management
P300 Introduction to Operations Management (Nonmajors) or
  P301 Operations Management
T315 Urban Transportation and Public Policy
Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations or
  (W301 and Z301)

School of Education
H340 Education and American Culture
M201 Laboratory/Field Experience
M300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
M314 General Methods for Senior High/ Junior High/Middle School Teachers
M410-M478 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Subjects (one course to be taken in each major area)
M480 Student Teaching: Secondary
P254 Educational Psychology for Teachers of All Grades
P255 Educational Psychology for Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Teachers
S400 Field-Based Seminar in Teacher Education

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
D331 Dance and the Allied Arts I
D332 Dance and the Allied Arts II
P391 Biomechanics

School of Library and Information Science
L155 Information Resources in Journalism
L520 Bibliographic Access and Control
L524 Information Sources and Services
L528 Collection Development and Management
L533 Library Materials for Children and Young Adults
L553 School Library Media Specialist
L596 Internship in Library and Information Science Work

Medical Sciences Program
A464 Histology
M131 Disease and the Human Body

Military Science
G301 Basic Leadership Training
G302 Advanced Military Subjects
G401 Advanced Leadership Theory
G402 Officer Preparation and Development

School of Public and Environmental Affairs
E162 Environment and People
E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences
E363 Environmental Management
E400 Topics in Environmental Studies
E466 International and Comparative Environmental Policy
E476 Environmental Law and Regulation
H316 Environmental Health
V160 National and International Policy
V161 Urban Problems and Solutions
V263 Public Management
V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations
V373 Personnel Management in the Public Sector
V376 Law and Public Policy
V405 Public Law and the Legislative Process
V406 Public Law and the Electoral Process
V407 Public Law and Government Relations
V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector
V444 Public Administrative Organization
V447 Federal Budget Policy
V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs

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