If you are a major in another program at Northeastern, you can gain a solid background in reporting, interviewing techniques, and writing skills with a minor in Journalism. Most professions require excellent writing and communications skills. The skills you learn as a journalism minor will serve you well in whatever profession you choose.
As a journalism minor, you will need four journalism classes and 16 credits.
Required journalism classes for a minor in journalism could include:
- JRNL 1150 – Interpreting the Day’s News
- JRNL 1101 – Journalism 1: Fundamentals of Reporting
- JRNL 2201 – Journalism 2: Intermediate Reporting
- JRNL 2301 – Visual Storytelling in Journalism
- JRNL 3550 – Law of the Press
- JRNL 4650 – Journalism Ethics and Issues
Photojournalists tell a news or feature story with pictures. A photojournalism minor consists of four courses (12 Credits).
Required courses are:
Complete the following two required courses with corresponding tools course.
• ARTD 2360 Photo Basics (4 credits) Corequirement ARTD 2361 Photo Tools (1 credit)
• ARTD 2350 Photo Basics for non-majors (4 credits)
• JRNL5310 Photojournalism (4 credits)
Complete two courses FROM THE FOLLOWING, one from Journalism and one from Art and Design:
• ARTD 3460 Photography 1 (4 credits)
• ARTE 2500 Art + Design Abroad, Studio (4 – 8 credits)
• ARTH 2212 Survey of the Still and Moving Image (4 credits)
• JRNL 2301 Visual Storytelling in Journalism (4 credits)
• JRNL 5309 Documentary Production (4 credits)
• JRNL 5314 Video News Production (4 credits)
For more information about a Minor in Journalism, please see the latest Northeastern University Undergraduate Catalogue →