Florham Campus 

Journalism Minor

The 15-credit Journalism minor is intended for students who seek to develop a richer understanding of broadcast, online, and print media. The purpose of the minor in journalism is to offer students the opportunity to build a skill-set suitable for the professional field of news media. Students can choose from a variety of courses, such as news writing, news editing and article writing. They can also gain newsroom experience through the Practicum course or the completion of a department approved Internship.

Required Courses (9 credits):

  •     COMM 2011 Introduction to Journalism
  •     COMM 3012 Newswriting
  •     COMM 3016 News Editing

Electives (6 credits) selected from the list below:

  •     COMM 2214 Intro to Radio Broadcasting and Digital Journalism
  •     COMM 2345  Journalism Practicum
  •     COMM 2443 Media Ethics
  •     COMM 3013   Feature Writing
  •     COMM 3015 Political Reporting
  •     COMM 3248 Writing for Broadcast and Podcast
  •     COMM 3432  Sports Journalism
  •     COMM 3248   Writing for Podcast & Broadcast 
  •     COMM 4444 Multimedia Journalism 

Metro Campus

Convergent Journalism Minor

This 15-credit minor builds on a foundation of basic skills in the three primary platforms of the modern media industry — print, broadcast and the internet — and offers a range of free electives that allows the students to further explore areas of specific interest.

Required Courses (9 credits):

  • CGD2174 Digital Publishing (formerly COMM1174/ART1174 Desktop Publishing)
  • CGD1177 Introduction to Digital Media (formerly COMM1177/ART1177)
  • COMM2833 News Reporting

Choose one from the following (3 credits):

  • CGD1178 Multimedia on the Internet (formerly ART1178)
  • COMM2558 Basic Radio Station Engineering
  • VDEO2310 Postproduction I (formerly COMM2648 Basic Video Editing)
  • COMM2835 Feature Article Writing

Choose one from the following (3 credits):

  • COMM3665 International News: The Views Beyond Our Borders
  • COMM3668 TV: The Big Issues
  • COMM3834 Advanced News Reporting
  • COMM4470 The Television Newsroom

Course Descriptions