Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

JOURNALISM Major Starting Fall 2010

Total Credit Hours 43

School of Communication Core (10 Hrs.)

  • COMM 100 SOC Seminar
  • COMM 175 Intro to Communication
  • COMM 200 Communication & New Media
  • COMM 215 Ethics & Communication 

Journalism Foundation Courses (6 Hrs.) 

  • COMM 205  Reporting & Writing Across Platforms
  • COMM 208 Technology for Journalists

Research Methods (3 Hrs.)

  • COMM 362  Journalism Research Methods

Values (6 Hrs.)

  • COMM 282 Media Law (Required) and
  • COMM 279 Historical and Critical Issues in Journalism,
  • COMM 340/PLSC 387  Politics and the Press,
  • COMM 341  Journalism and Race,
  • COMM 343  Journalism and Religion, or
  • COMM 372 Special Topics: Journalism.

Skills (12 Hrs.) Choose from a Concentration

Electronic & Broadcast News

  • COMM 135  Intro to Video Production
  • COMM 256  Broadcast News
  • COMM 284 TV Reporting
  • Elective (3 Credits)

Digital & Visual Journalism

  • COMM 206. Writing for the Web
  • COMM 263 Introduction to Design and Editing
  • Elective (6 Credits)

Print Journalism

  • COMM 262. Feature & Opinion Writing
  • COMM 259. News Editing
  • Electives (6 Credits)

Journalism Electives

  • COMM 135 Intro to Video
  • COMM 206 Writing for the Web
  • COMM 207 Photojournalism
  • COMM 229 Journalistic Interviewing
  • COMM 233 Magazine. Writing & Editing
  • COMM 253 Health Reporting
  • COMM 254 Literary Journalism
  • COMM 256 Broadcast News
  • COMM 259 News Editing
  • COMM 262 Feature & Opinion Writing
  • COMM 263 Intro to Design & Editing
  • COMM 264 Sports Journalism
  • COMM 267 Business Reporting
  • COMM 275 Web Design & Usability
  • COMM 298 Themes in Journalism
  • COMM 311 Health Communication
  • COMM 315 Advanced Reporting
  • COMM 328 Magazine Design and Production
  • COMM 331 Writing and Marketing Articles
  • COMM 332 Investigative & Public Affairs Rptg.
  • COMM 335 City News Bureau
  • COMM 342 Human Rights Reporting
  • COMM 358 Newscasting and Producing
  • COMM 372 Special Topics: Journalism
  • COMM 383 Radio Practicum

Capstone (3 Hrs.)

As a final course, preferably in the final semester, students must take a journalism practicum that adheres to a specific plan for reporting and writing in one of the following areas: business, religion, education, science and health, public service or government.

  • CMUN 315. Advanced Reporting (Mosiac)
  • COMM 332. Investigative Journalism
  • COMM 335. City News Bureau
  • CMUN 358. Newscasting & Producing

Internship (3 Hrs.)

COMM 392. Journalism Internship (must be pre-approved by the program

SUPPORTING MINOR OR SECOND MAJOR

The ethical responsibilities of journalism challenge the practitioner to cultivate the broad areas of knowledge that will allow for informed reporting and investigation, so journalism majors must complete a minor in another university department where the potential exists to develop knowledge as context for journalistic practice.