新闻

Student working on her journalism pieceModern society has come to rely on journalism and journalists to draw connections between the parts of a huge, complex, restless system that might easily fragment and 反目成仇. The centrality of journalists in explaining a dynamic, ever-changing world makes journalism a profession requiring a wide variety of inter-related skills: observation, analysis, and above all, mastery of clear expression, explanation, and 解释. 

At MCLA, you learn the craft of journalism along with other arts like storytelling, social and historical analysis, and rhetorical persuasion. 你还会长出一个“鼻子” for news" and understand the news value of a story as a commercial commodity.

After your introductory journalism courses, you are invited to participate in news teams who write and edit the campus newspaper, produce television news broadcasts, and function as editors or columnists. To extend your competence in this demanding and exhilarating profession, we encourage you to intern at a newspaper or broadcasting outlet.

 

Total credits required for 新闻 concentration: 46-51  

Foundation courses - 24 credits

Department electives - 6 credits 

浓度的课程

  • Writing & Reporting the News I (COMM 239) -  3 credits
  • 杂志写作 & 编辑(COMM 305) or Issues in 新闻 (COMM 328) - 3 credits
  • News Editing Practicum (COMM 321, required) - 1-6 credits
  • Writing & Reporting the News II (COMM 339) - 3 credits

Two communications electives at the 200-level or above - 6 credits

  • Introduction to 摄影 (COMM 205)
  • Literary 新闻 (ENGL 221)
  • 出版设计 & 印刷术(COMM 323)
  • Advanced 摄影 (COMM 337)
  • 新闻摄影(COMM 338) 
  • Senior New Editing Practicum (COMM 427) 
  • Special Topic in Mass Communication (COMM 481), by subject; this course may be repeated  
  • Directed Independent Study (COMM 500) 
  • 实习(COMM 540)