The Hillsdale College Program in American Journalism will consist of 24 semester hours and will remain a general education program, complementing the College’s Western civilization core curriculum and supplementing a student’s major field of study in a traditional area of the liberal arts. Students who select the Dow Journalism Program will graduate with a certificate from the Program.
Twelve semester hours must be in the following four traditional academic courses:
JRN 302 The History of British and American Journalism to the 20th Century
JRN 304 Journalism in the 20th Century
JRN 306 Major Figures in Journalism
JRN 308 Issues and Themes
Six semester hours must be in Journalism practicum:
JRN 310 Journalism Practicum
JRN 311 Journalism Practicum
A minimum of six semester hours must be in one or more journalism internships:
JRN 312 / 313 Internships in Journalism (3 semester hours each)
JRN 315 Washington Journalism Internship (12 semester hours)
JRN 316 Washington Summer Journalism Internship (9 semester hours)
Students also may choose as an elective JRN 314 Prose Style (3 semester hours). Students will be expected to contribute to the weekly college newspaper, The Hillsdale Collegian, as part of their scholarship requirements. They will also be expected to compile a portfolio of their academic study, their practicum study, and their internship study.
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