CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
POLICY STATEMENT

                                                                                                                                            NUMBER: 78-02
                                                                                                                                            FILE: Options

SUBJECT: New Options for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism


The following policy statement, recommended by the Academic Senate at its meeting of April 8, 1976, approved by the President on May 3, 1976, and approved by the Chancellor on August 12, 1977, is as follows:

(The PEP Council approved three new options in Journalism - Newspaper Option, Magazine Option, Broadcast Journalism Option to replace the existing Professional Journalism Option.)

NEWSPAPER OPTION - A minimum of 28 units and a maximum of 32 units in Journalism which must include the following:
Lower Division

Journ 110                     Introduction to Mass Communications (3)
Journ 120                     News Writing and Reporting (3)
Journ 222A                  Newspaper Production (1)
Journ 230                     Copy Editing and Makeup (3)

Upper Division

Journ 320                     Reporting Public Affairs (3)
Journ 322A or B          Advanced Newspaper Production (2)
Journ 420                     Reporting of Urban Problems (3)
Journ 430                     Law of Mass Communications (3)
One additional course chosen from:
Journ 312                     The Foreign Press (3)
Journ 315                     Journalism as Literature (3)
Journ 330                     Advanced Newspaper Makeup and Editing (3)
Journ 412                     Theories of Mass Communications (3)
Journ 418                     Current Trends in Mass Communications (3)
Journ 419                     Precision Journalism (3)
Journ 494                     Communications Research Methods (3)
Journ 498                     Internship (Permission of Chairperson) (3)
Plus additional units to make the total of 28-32. The following are especially recommended:
Journ 115                     History of American News Media (3)
Journ 251                     The Feature Article (3)
Journ 280                     Photojournalism (2)
Journ 328                     Business and Industrial Journalism (3)
Journ 352                     Editorial and Critical Writing (3)
Journ 380                     Advanced Photojournalism (3)
Journ 428                     Newspaper Management (3)
Journ 460                     Newspaper Advertising (3)

MAGAZINE OPTION - A minimum of 28 units and a maximum of 32 units in Journalism which must include the following:

Lower Division

Journ 110                 Introduction to Mass Communications (3)
Journ 120                 News Writing and Reporting (3)
Journ 237                 Magazine Making and Editing (3)
Journ 251                 The Feature Article (3)

Upper Division

Journ 355                 Magazine Article Writing (3)
Journ 362A              Advanced Magazine Production (2) or B
Journ 430                 Law of Mass Communications (3)
One additional course chosen from:
Journ 315                 Journalism as Literature (3)
Journ 350                 Contemporary Magazines (3)
Journ 412                 Theories of Mass Communications (3)
Journ 418                 Current Trends in Mass Communications (3)
Journ 494                 Communications Research Methods (3)

Plus additional units to make the total of 28-32. The following are especially recommended:

Journ 115                 History of American News media (3)
Journ 280                 Photojournalism (2)
Journ 328                 Business and-Industrial Journalism (3)
Journ 376                 Publications for Public Relations (3)
Journ 380                 Advanced Photojournalism (3)
Journ 455                 Advanced Magazine Article Writing (3)
BROADCAST JOURNALISM OPTION - A minimum of 28 units and a maximum of 32 units in Journalism which must include the following:

Lower Division

Journ 110                 Introduction to Mass Communications (3)
Journ 120                 News Writing and Reporting (3)

Students are expected to complete an introductory course in Radio or Television, or Film Production, acceptable to the department, taken at an institution of higher learning such as a community college.

Upper Division

Journ 321                 Television News Writing (3)
Journ 325                 Radio News Writing (3)
Journ 382A  or B     Broadcast News Production (2)
Journ 430                 Law of Mass Communications (3)
One additional course chosen from:
Journ 312                 The Foreign Press (3)
Journ 315                 Journalism as Literature (3)
Journ 383                 Critical Reviewing for Radio and Television (3)
Journ 412                 Theories of Mass Communications (3)
Journ 418                 Current Trends in Mass Communications (3)
Journ 494                 Communications Research Methods (3)

Plus additional units to make the total of 28-32. The following are especially recommended:

Journ 115                 Journalism as Literature (3)
Journ 320                 Reporting Public Affairs (3)
Journ 420                 Reporting of Urban Problems
Speech 271              Voice Articulation (3)

Effective: Immediately
DEG:bjp 1/23/78