Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Curriculum

This program will be effective for students declaring the major Fall 2019 or later.
Click here for requirements before Fall 2019.
Click here for requirements before Fall 2017.

Students must choose a concentration: Electronic & Broadcast News, Digital and Visual Journalism, Print, or the Integrated track.
 
School of Communication Core
School of Communication Seminar COMM 100 1
Introduction to Communication COMM 175 3
Communication and New Media COMM 200 3
Ethics and Communication COMM 215 3
TOTAL 10
Required Journalism Fundamentals
Reporting Basics I: Writing & Interviewing* COMM 205 3
Reporting Basics II: Technology for Journalists COMM 208 3
Intro to Video Production COMM 135 3
TOTAL 9
Research Methods
Journalism Research Methods COMM 362 3
TOTAL  3
Values
Media Law COMM 282 3
Choose one:
Historical and Critical Issues in Journalism
Journalism and Race
Journalism and Religion
Special Topics in Journalism
Politics and the Press

COMM 279
COMM 341
COMM 343
COMM 372
PLSC 387



3
TOTAL 6
Skills: Choose a concentration
Electronic & Broadcast News
Broadcast News COMM 256 3
TV Reporting COMM 284 3
Choose two from the list of Approved Multimedia Journalism Electives COMM
COMM
6
TOTAL 12
Digital and Visual Journalism
Choose one:
Photojournalism
Magazine Design and Production

COMM 207
COMM 328

3
Introduction to Design and Editing COMM 263 3
Choose two from the list of Approved Electives for Multimedia Journalism COMM
COMM
6
TOTAL 12
Print
News Editing COMM 259 3
Feature & Opinion Writing COMM 262 3
Choose two from the list of Approved Electives for Multimedia Journalism COMM
COMM
6
TOTAL 12
Integrated
Choose one:
Broadcast News
TV Reporting

COMM 256
COMM 284

3
Choose one:
Photojournalism
Introduction to Design & Editing
Magazine Design & Production

COMM 207
COMM 263
COMM 328


3
Choose one:
News Editing
Feature & Opinion Writing 

COMM 259
COMM 262

3
Choose one from the list of Approved Electives for Multimedia Journalism COMM 3
TOTAL 12
Capstone & Internship
Choose one:
Advanced Reporting
Investigative Journalism
City News Bureau
Newscasting & Producting
Convergence Journalism

COMM 315
COMM 332
COMM 335
COMM 358
COMM 3xx



3
Multimedia Journalism Internship COMM 392 3
TOTAL 6
SOC School Requirements
  COMM 3
Writing Intensive (different semester)   3
Language Requirement (102-level or higher)   3
TOTAL  9
 TOTAL CREDITS  46

Writing Intensive 
† Satisfies Engaged Learning requirement

List of Approved Multimedia Journalism Electives