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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 score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.


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

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.