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  • Course description
    Journalism education emphasizes the training of writers,
    reporters, and editors for mass media. It also seeks to prepare
    and guide students interested in pursuing careers in a wide
    range of informational, interpretative, and promotional mass
    communication fields. Career opportunities for journalism
    graduates include advertising, book editing and publishing,
    freelance writing, industrial journalism, magazines, mass communication
    research, news agencies, newspapers, public relations,
    radio, television and teaching.
    The major may also lead to many other careers.

    Journalism (20 units)
    Required Courses: (10-17 units)
    Journalism 1, The News (3)
    Journalism 8, Writing to Sell (3,3)
    Journalism 16, Producing the Campus Newspaper (4,4)
    Students choose at least one course that must be taken
    from each group:

    Group A
    Journalism 3, Editing (3)
    Journalism 17, Editing the Campus Newspaper (2,2)
    Journalism 18, Opinion Writing (3)
    Journalism 19, Online Newspaper (3,3)
    Journalism 20, Producing Magazines for the Web (3,3)
    Journalism 43, Public Relations and Publicity (3)
    Journalism 90, Internship (2,2,2)

    Group B
    CIS 59A, Dreamweaver I (3)
    CIS 60A, Photoshop I (3)
    Journalism 21, News Photography (3,3)
    Journalism 22, Photography for Publication (3,3)
    Graphic Design 21, Electronic Pre-Press and Publishing (3)
    Graphic Design 31, Graphic Design Studio (2, 2)
    Graphic Design 34, Publication and Page Design 1 (3)
    Graphic Design 54, Digital Illustration 2 (3)
    Graphic Design 64, Digital Imaging for Design (3)
    Photography 13 (same as Journalism 21), News
    Photography (3)
    Photography 14 (same as Journalism 22), Photography for
    Publication (3)

    Group C
    Communication 1, Survey of Mass Media (3)
    Communication 2, Reading Media: Acquiring Media
    Literacy Skills (3)
    Communication 10, Journalism, Gender and Race (3)

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