Outdoor/Environmental Journalism


2017-2018 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.



Certificate
21-22 hours

This program is offered by the School of Communications/Communications and Journalism Department.

The certificate program in outdoor/environmental journalism provides students with a basic understanding of outdoor and environmental issues and how to communicate about those issues. Students obtaining a certificate will study the history and the best writing in the areas of outdoor and the environmental journalism, and they will be required to develop their own portfolio of writing projects in this area.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

Requirements

  • Prerequisite for certificate: JOUR 1030 or WRIT 2072 or equivalent
  • 18-19 hours (core courses)
  • 21-22 hours (with prerequisite of journalism or writing course)

Required Courses

Prerequisite coursework: 3 hours

  • JOUR 1030 or WRIT 2072 or equivalent writing course (3 hours)

Journalism coursework: 9 hours

  • JOUR 2350 Outdoor/Nature Journalism (3 hours)
  • JOUR 2750 Reporting Disaster Stories (3 hours)
  • JOUR 3750 Environmental Journalism and Communications (3 hours)

Environmental Studies coursework: 9-10 hours

  • SUST 1000 Introduction to Sustainability Studies (3 hours)
  • SCIN 2530 Global Ecologies and Sustainable Living (3 hours)
    or SCIN 1520/1521 Environment and Environment Lab (4 hours)
  • PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics (3 hours)
    or HRTS 3400 Human Rights and the Environment (3 hours)