[FALL 2009 curriculum]
Effective Fall 2011, all journalism courses must be passed with a C or better. Courses taken before Fall 2011 are considered passed if the specific requirement accepted the course in the C- to D- range.
At least 60 journalism credits are required. The premajor core (8 credits), Gateway to Media series (12 credits), Core Context requirement (16 credits) and Sequence courses (20 credits) add up to 56 credits. All students must complete four elective journalism credits. Download a one-page pdf version of these Fall 2009 requirements.
I. GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
Journalism premajors must maintain a UO grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 or better to remain in good standing with the school. In appropriate cases, students may be advised to change to other majors.
II. THE LOWER-DIVISION CORE
All premajors in journalism are required to complete the following 8 credits:
III. GATEWAY TO MEDIA SERIES
Students begin full major status with a 12-credit Gateway to Media series. J205, J206 and J207 are part of the same series. Students MUST take J207 right after J205/J206. If they don't, the series is incomplete and students will have to start the series all over again. Retaking J205 and J206 will result in a deduction of eight credits. (Minimum passing grade for the Gateway courses: C- or better if taken before Fall 2011/C or better effective Fall 2011.)
IV. SPECIALIZATION/SEQUENCE WITHIN JOURNALISM
Journalism students must declare at least one specialization or sequence when applying for full major status. Each sequence has specific course requirements. (Minimum passing grade for the sequence courses: D- or better if taken before Fall 2011/C or better effective Fall 2011.)
V. CORE CONTEXT REQUIREMENT
All journalism students must also complete four core context courses. They may be taken concurrently with the sequence courses (IV). These courses may not be taken pass/no pass. (Minimum passing grade for the core context courses courses: D- or better if taken before Fall 2011/C or better effective Fall 2011.)
List A (Choose two):
List B (Choose two): List B courses are “topic” courses. The titles will vary. Students may complete the requirement with two courses from the same topic if the courses have different titles.
* Public Relations majors must take J495 Research Methods: Strategic Communication as one of their List B courses.
Completion of the lower-division core, the Gateway to Media series, the core context requirement and any of the sequence specializations will not add up to 60 required journalism credits. Some elective credits will be required. The 24 upper-division journalism hours required for the major do count toward the total 62 upper-division hours required by the university.
VI. GENERAL-STUDIES REQUIREMENT
Where applicable, these courses can overlap with the University’s group requirements. Courses numbered 196, 198, 199, 399-406 or 408-410 may not be used to fill the journalism general-studies requirement.
VII. OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION