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Minor Requirements


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 2013-14, GS233 courses include Reporting on Government and Journalism and the Public Sphere); EN286: Topics in Creative Writing: The Art and Craft of Narrative Nonfiction; GS222: Introduction to Television and New Media Theory; and FS218 Documentary Form and Filmmaking. 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 advisor. The student’s work in the practicum will be evaluated by the capstone advisor. The final written project should be designed by the student in with the minor advisor and course instructor(s).