School of Journalism and Media Studies
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Journalism Curriculum

Please visit the SDSU General Catalog for detailed information on all JMS undergraduate courses.

Required Journalism Core Curriculum

  • JMS 300 - Principles of Journalism
  • JMS 310W - Media Writing and Reporting
  • JMS 315 - Digital Media Principles and Design
  • JMS 420 - Public Affairs News Reporting
  • JMS 430 - Digital Journalism
  • JMS 489 - Research Methods in Mediated Communication
  • JMS 494 - Media Law and Ethics
  • JMS 550 - Multimedia News Lab

Electives

select two courses from the following list; students must meet prerequisites for each course:

  • JMS 445 - Television News Reporting and Producing
  • JMS 470 - Multimedia and Mobile Reporting
  • JMS 490 - Journalism Internship
  • JMS 495 - Advanced Topics in Media Writing and Skills
  • JMS 529 - Data-driven Investigative Journalism

Additional Electives

Select 6 units from any JMS course numbered 300 and higher