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Course Description

English - ENG 107

Introduction to Journalism (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is an introductory survey of mass media such as newspapers, magazines (print and online), radio, TV, advertising, public relations and the World Wide Web. The course will emphasize newspapers and magazines while recognizing news and feature values, discovering audience, reporting, writing and planning content and format.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 22 ACT, 29 SAT or 108 CPT.


Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of journalism and its place in modern society.
  • Analyze the basic organization and form of a news story.
  • Write effective news leads and stories of various types.
  • Edit news copy.
  • Validate story information.
  • Write an editorial.
  • Summarize the characteristics of the journalistic "audience."
  • Explain trends in journalism.
  • Identify legal and ethical issues related to journalism.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2018; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 107111335Intro Journalism 3Haslett C$12.0018/31/0OpenM W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA400