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Journalism Curriculum

Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in English: Journalism Concentration


Get a description of each of Cal U’s English courses and Literature courses from our Course Catalog.    

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in four years.

First Semester – 16 credits
Course
Credits 
ENG 101 English Composition I                                   3 crs.
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
General Education Courses
12 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits 
ENG 102 English Composition II  or  Equivalent            3 crs.
General Education Courses12 crs.

                             
In addition, all English majors are required to take two writing-intensive courses from among the following: ENG 334, 337, 448.

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Literature Core Course

3 crs.

*Writing Core Course

3 crs.

ENG 167 Journalism I

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses6 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Literature Core Course

3 crs.

*Writing Core Course

3 crs.

ENG 169 Journalism II

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses6 crs.

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Literature Core Course

3 crs.

*Writing Core Course

3 crs.

ENG 334 Newspaper Reporting

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses6 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Literature Core Course

3 crs.

ENG 312 Journalism III

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.


Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*English Studies Capstone


3 crs.

* Journalism Elective   

3 crs.
* General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses9 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Journalism Elective

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

12 crs.


Journalism Electives: ENG 306, 320, 350, 351, 354, 419

Writing Core Electives: ENG 308, 345, 346, 347, 352, 448

*42 of the 120 credits must be 300- or 400-level courses.
Writing Core Courses: ENG 308, 352, 496, 345, 346, 448