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Journalism Minor

Writer, photographer, investigator, critic – a journalist wears many different hats. The exciting field of journalism is always changing, but the fundamentals behind a journalist’s work remain the same. These include quality writing, ethical decision-making, honesty, hard work, and most importantly, the desire to tell the truth. You’ll learn all of these and more in the journalism minor at Wayne State. You’ll learn what makes a good story, how to design and lay out a newspaper, law, and ethics – and don’t forget the element of photography. What’s more, you’ll get to practice your communication skills at Wayne State’s own student-run newspaper, The Wayne Stater. A journalism minor can lead to many different routes in newspapers, magazines, online news, television, radio – even marketing and public relations.

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).

  • CNA J220/J320/J420 (3)
  • CNA 263 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
  • CNA 280 News Writing (3)
  • CNA 290 Editing and Copy Editing or CNA 450 Media Design Applications (3)
  • CNA 390 Electronic Journalism (3)
  • CNA 458 Advanced News Writing and Reporting (3)
  • CNA 471 Mass Media and Society (3)

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