Journalism minors gain the skills needed for communicating news in both print and broadcast formats.
Goes great with:
- Graphic Design
- Literature with Writing Emphasis
This minor is not available to students majoring in Electronic Publishing, Public Relations orJournalism.
(From the 2011-13 Catalog)
A. The following courses make up the Journalism minor:
Photo Processes explores the use of traditional film as well as digital cameras and the images that are produced by each process. Students will develop light sensitive film in a darkroom setting, create negatives and prints from them. Those skills will then be brought into the computer setting where images are pixels that the student manipulates using imaging software. The relationship between traditional and digital photography is examined with emphasis on understanding each mediaﾒs strengths and weaknesses. The use and function of the camera is stressed with emphasis on a personal style and photographic aesthetics.
Principles and practice in journalistic writing and related skills and theory, including style and conventions of journalistic writing, news judgment criteria, techniques for interviewing, ethical dimensions. Extensive writing in and out of class.
Offered spring semester only. Prerequisites: Either E120 or E220.
Hands-on experience in identifying, pursuing, and writing news stories; principles and practice in writing various news-story types.
Offered fall semester only. Prerequisites: COM111 and COM201
Exploration of and experience in the professional skills needed to produce news and public relations materials. Includes copy editing, grammar, style and headline writing; organization and structure of texts in news and public relations; computerized editing functions.
Offered spring semester only. Prerequisites: COM111 and COM201. Students who take COM201 and COM301 must take them prior to, not concurrently with, COM308 unless permission is granted by instructor of COM308.
An examination of units of local and state government and their coverage in the news media; projects designed to familiarize students with the workings of governmental and quasi-governmental agencies.
Offered spring semester only. Prerequisites: COM111, COM201, and COM301
This course will cover tactical and strategic implementation of digital media-including social networking, podcasting, blogging, multimedia storytelling and editing, and other context creation platforms.
Typically offered fall and spring semesters.
Dean Beckman, M.S.
Chair, Communication Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1452
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1502