[Pre-FALL 2009 curriculum]
The Magazine (JMAG) program is designed both to teach students the concepts and skills required to write for and edit magazines, and to examine the economic and social role of magazines in the context of today's communication environment. Three broad categories of students are accommodated in the program. First are students with declared career aspirations in the magazine field, from writing to editing to design and production. Second are those who envision magazine work as a part of their careers in other fields (e.g. public relations, newspaper writing and editing). Third are students who have a casual interest or curiosity about magazine work, or who take magazine courses to improve their skills in writing, editing and design. Faculty: Carol Ann Bassett, Mark Blaine, Julianne Newton, Bill Ryan, Tom Wheeler, Dan Morrison, Sung Park, Alex Tizon, Peter Laufer.
- J361 Reporting I (Prereq: JMAG standing)
- J371 Magazine Article Writing I** (Prereq: J361)
- Choose one course from List One
- Choose two more courses from either List One or List Two
(List One and List Two courses have full major status, J361, J371 and/or instructor consent as prerequisites.)
- J408 Wrk Sp Editorial Proj (Pre-FLUX) or FLUX Projects
- J463 Specialized Reporting* [Topic] (*Titles vary)
- J465 Cyberjournalism
- J472 Magazine Article Writing II**
- J473 Magazine Feature Editing
- J475 FLUX Magazine Production
- J483 The Journalistic Interview
- J365 Photojournalism
- J410 Advanced Photojournalism**
- J474 The Magazine Editor**
- J476 Magazine Design and Production
** Effective Fall 2009, these courses have new titles, or new numbers and titles. If you have taken these courses under the old title, you should not repeat the course.
- J371 Magazine Article Writing I => J371 Feature Article Writing I
- J410 Advanced Photojournalism => J466 Advanced Photojournalism [Topic] (Titles may vary)
- J472 Magazine Article Writing II => J472 Feature Article Writing II
- J474 The Magazine Editor => J474 Magazine Industry & Strategies
Other things you should know about this major:
- Effective Fall 2009, the Magazine major became part of the larger Journalism major. Students who started "pre-journalism" before Fall 2009 may still choose Magazine as a sequence. Students who started "pre-journalism" Fall 2009 or later must choose the new Journalism major.
- J361 is offered every term. However, the summer term course can be canceled if there is insufficient enrollment.
- J371 is offered every fall, winter and spring. You may not take J361 and J371 together.
- Some JMAG courses require instructor consent. JMAG students will receive emails in the appropriate term telling them how to apply for these courses.
- J475 FLUX Magazine Production is a variable credit course. It must be taken for at least four credits to be eligible as a sequence-satisfying course.
- Students are encouraged to develop an outside area of expertise such as economics, environmental studies, science, etc., which may include a minor or second major. Consult your faculty adviser for additional suggestions.