Advisers — ALTERS, HENDRICKSON, PRENDERGAST
Investigation of the connections across disciplines that result in self-critical, intellectually responsible journalism. 5 units minimum.
Students must take GS 216 and GS 314 and select three courses from Category Two.
CATEGORY ONE: ‑‑GS 216: Introduction to Journalism.
CATEGORY TWO: ‑‑Three courses from the following: GS233: Topics in Journalism (1 unit, but you may count more than one unit when different topics are offered. In 2012–13, GS233 courses include Reporting on Government; Politics and Media; and New Media, Ethics and Politics); EN285: Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing (1 unit); GS222: Introduction to Television and New Media Theory; and FS218 Documentary Form and Filmmaking. GS233: Politics, Ethics, and Journalism also counts for Category Two but is not offered in 2012–13. This component addresses critical questions of journalism in relation to ethical and social issues.
CATEGORY THREE: ‑‑GS314 or equivalent: Independent Study in Journalism (1 unit). This has two components: a practicum in journalism and integrated project designed to function as a Capstone for the student’s work in the minor. The student is responsible for arranging the internship in consultation with the adviser. The student’s work in the practicum will be evaluated by the Capstone adviser. The final written project should be designed by the student in with the minor adviser and course instructor(s).