Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Curriculum

This program will be effective for students starting in Fall 2017 or later.
Requirements before Fall 2017

Total Credit Hours: 46

School of Communication Core (10 credit hours)

  • COMM 100: School of Communication Seminar
  • COMM 175: Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 200: Communication and New Media
  • COMM 215: Ethics and Communication

Journalism Foundation Courses (9 credit hours)

  • COMM 205: Reporting Basics I: Writing and Interviewing
  • COMM 208: Reporting Basics II: Technology for Journalists
  • COMM 135: Intro to Video Production

Research Methods (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 362: Journalism Research Methods

Values (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 282: Media Law (Required)
  • 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
  • COMM 372: Special Topics: Journalism*
*Select/specific topics will satisfy the Values requirement. Please consult your academic advisor for more information.

Skills Concentration—Choose One (12 credit hours each)

Electronic & Broadcast News
  • COMM 256: Broadcast News 
  • COMM 284: Video Storytelling 
  • Two electives from the "Journalism Electives" list below
Digital & Visual Journalism
  • COMM 207: Photojournalism or
  • COMM 328: Magazine Design & Production and
  • COMM 263: Introduction to Design and Editing 
  • Two selections from the Journalism Electives list below
Print Journalism
  • COMM 259: News Editing 
  • COMM 262: Feature & Opinion Writing 
  • Two selections from the Journalism Electives list below
Integrated Journalism
  • One selection each from the concentrations above
  • One selection from the Journalism Electives list below

Journalism Electives

  • COMM 207: Photojournalism
  • COMM 229: Journalistic Interviewing
  • COMM 233: Magazine Writing & Editing
  • COMM 256: Broadcast News
  • COMM 259: News Editing
  • COMM 262: Feature & Opinion Writing
  • COMM 263: Intro to Design & Editing
  • COMM 264: Sports Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 265: Sports Broadcasting
  • COMM 275: Web Design & Usability
  • COMM 284: Video Storytelling
  • COMM 2XX: Environmental Journalism
  • COMM 328: Magazine Design and Production
  • COMM 339: Video Documentary
  • COMM 370-373: Special Topics Journalism
  • COMM 383: Radio Practicum

Capstone (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 315: Advanced Reporting (Mosaic Magazine)
  • COMM 332: Investigative Journalism
  • COMM 358: Newscasting & Producing
  • COMM 373: Digital Storytelling Abroad

Internship (3 credit hours)

The Multimedia Journalism major no longer requires a minor in another area but we recommend students take courses related to: