Summary of Requirements
The degree of Bachelor of Arts may be conferred upon a student majoring in Journalism by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a cumulative average of 2.0 overall and in the major.
Students must meet:
- University requirements:
- All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
- All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in the major at Temple University. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are JRN 1196 and JRN 4196.
- Lew Klein College of Media and Communication requirements.
- Minimum 45 credits in Journalism required. Maximum 52 credits in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication permitted (excluding certain Communication and Social Influence courses). Students must complete 72 credits outside the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication.
- Students are cautioned to plan their program so they do not exceed the 52-credit hour limit (excluding certain Communication and Social Influence courses) that is set by our accrediting body.
- Below is the list of Communication and Social Influence courses that could be exempted from the ACEJMC accreditation cap:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours CSI 1111 Introduction to Public Speaking 3 or CSI 1911 Honors Introduction to Public Speaking CSI 1112 Introduction to Communication and Social Influence 3 CSI 1113 Persuasion 3 CSI 1201 Communication and Civic Engagement 3 CSI 1401 Conflict and Communication Behavior 3 CSI 1601 Communication and Behavior Change 3 CSI 2111 Argumentation and Advocacy 3 CSI 2112 Social Influence Inquiry 3 CSI 2201 The Meaningful Enjoyment of Civic Life 3 CSI 2296 Resistance, Protests, and Social Movements (WI) 3 CSI 2401 Intercultural and Cross Cultural Conflict 3 CSI 2403 Civil Disobedience 3 CSI 2602 Rhetoric of Hate and Violence 3 CSI 2696 Risk Communication (WI) 3 CSI 3201 Rhetoric and Civic Culture 3 CSI 3401 Urban Organizing 3 CSI 3402 Conflict and Influence: Identity, Emotion and Power 3 CSI 3601 Misperceptions and Misinformation 3 CSI 3602 Rhetoric of Science 3 CSI 3701 Intercultural Communication 3 CSI 3702 Communication, Culture and Identity 3 CSI 3896 Rhetorical Criticism (WI) 3 CSI 4402 Multiparty Conflict Proceses: Dialogue, Facilitation and Multiparty Mediation 3 CSI 4601 Narrative Persuasion 3
- For Journalism department courses to fulfill the 45-credit requirement in the Journalism major, students must earn a grade of C- or higher.
- A maximum of 6 credits may be earned for internships and a maximum of 3 credits for independent studies. If students plan to take multiple internships, please keep in mind the six-credit maximum. Internships may be taken for 1-3 credits.
- Only 8 credits will be accepted from Kinesiology and Dance activity courses.
- No more than 30 credits may be taken in any single CLA department without special written permission from the Department of Journalism. These requirements are to ensure a broad-based liberal arts education for each major.
- Journalism-related coursework must be evaluated for transfer (including courses taken through study abroad programs after enrolling at Temple University) by the Department Chair. No more than 12 credits in total will be accepted for transfer from an accredited journalism/mass communication program; maximum 9 credits from a non-accredited program. Under no circumstances will credit be allowed for duplicate courses.
- The department does not award credit for academic or life experience. Students with extensive experience may present evidence and petition for a waiver of department course requirements.
- Coursework taken in Business Education, lower-level credits in Military Science, and the Extern Program are not applicable towards graduation.
Departmental Requirements for the Major
It is the student's responsibility to meet all course prerequisite requirements.
|JRN 1101||Elements of Writing 1||2|
|JRN 1111||Journalism and Society 1||3|
|JRN 1196||Writing and Reporting 1, 2||3|
|JRN 1113||Audio/Visual Newsgathering||3|
|JRN 1114||Design for Journalists||3|
|JRN 2101||Journalism Research||3|
|JRN 3101||Journalism Law and Ethics||3|
|JRN 3601||Multimedia Storytelling||3|
|JRN 4196||Philadelphia Neighborhoods Capstone: News Beat||4|
|Area of Emphasis Electives|
|2000-level and above electives||18|
|Total Credit Hours||45|
Completion of JRN 1101, JRN 1111 and JRN 1196 with grades of C- or better is required before students enroll in any Journalism classes numbered higher than 1111.
Students required to take ENG 0701 Introduction to Academic Discourse must complete that requirement before enrolling in JRN 1196 Writing and Reporting.
Required Liberal Arts Courses for the Journalism Major
|HIST 1101||U.S. History to 1877||3|
|HIST 1102||U.S. History since 1877||3|
|POLS 1101||The American Political System||3|
|POLS 2102||American State and Local Politics||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Urban Dynamics: Global, Regional, and Local Connections|
|Urban Society: Race, Class, and Community|
|World Urban Patterns|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The American Economy|
|Introduction to the Economy|
|Global Economics Issues|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Elements of Statistics|
|Foundations in Statistical Methods|
|Statistics in the News|
|Total Credit Hours||21-22|