Journalism Courses

Courses in journalism (designated JOUR) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • a major or minor in communication studies
  • electives

JOUR 201 fulfills the general education requirement in communications.

UMUC offers only a limited number of courses each session in this discipline.

Introduction to News Writing (3 Credits, JOUR 201)

(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 101 or WRTG 101S. An introduction to writing news articles for print and electronic media. The aim is to evaluate the newsworthiness of information and events and write in journalistic style. Emphasis is on writing—from mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation, and journalistic style) to content (accuracy, completeness, audience, and readability)—and reporting.