Media and Journalism Minor

School of Media and Journalism

www.mj.unc.edu

Carroll Hall, CB# 3365

(919) 962-1204

Charlie Tuggle, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

catuggle@email.unc.edu

Sharon Jones, Director, Student Services

SHJONES@email.unc.edu

Students from outside the school may earn a minor in media and journalism. Participation is limited, and interested students must submit applications in the Records and Registration suite by January 15. Preference is given to sophomores.

Department Programs

Majors

Minor

Certificate Programs

Graduate Programs

Requirements

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Students must choose one of the following specializations and complete at least 15 credit hours with C grades or better in MEJO courses taken at UNC–Chapel Hill. Students are required to meet any prerequisite for the course they select.

Minors are not required to pass the school’s usage and grammar exam.

Reporting

MEJO 141Media Ethics3
or MEJO 340 Introduction to Media Law: Journalism Focus
MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
MEJO 157News Editing3
MEJO 253Introduction to Public Affairs Reporting3
One course from the following list:3
Feature Writing
Opinion Writing
Special Skills in Mass Communication (when reporting is the topic)
Economics Reporting
Business Reporting
Advanced Reporting
Advanced Editing
Community Journalism
Data Driven Journalism
Environmental Storytelling
Total Hours15

Business Journalism (6 courses)

MEJO 137Principles of Advertising and Public Relations3
or MEJO 253 Introduction to Public Affairs Reporting
MEJO 141Media Ethics3
or MEJO 340 Introduction to Media Law: Journalism Focus
MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
MEJO 450Business and the Media3
MEJO 451Economics Reporting3
MEJO 452Business Reporting3
Total Hours18

Advertising

MEJO 137Principles of Advertising and Public Relations3
MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
MEJO 271Advertising Copy and Communication3
MEJO 272Advertising Media3
One course from the following list:3
Media Ethics
Current Issues in Mass Communication
From Gutenberg to Google: A History of Media
Presentation Design for Strategic Communication
Introduction to Media Law: Advertising, Public Relations, and Strategic Communication Focus
Introduction to Internet Issues and Concepts
Special Skills in Mass Communication (when advertising is the topic)
Diversity and Communication
Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media
Process and Effects of Mass Communication
Global Communication and Comparative Journalism
Digital Advertising and Marketing
Concepts of Marketing
Market Intelligence
Special Topics in Mass Communication (when advertising is the topic) H
Social Marketing Campaigns
Special Topics in Advertising
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Public Relations

MEJO 137Principles of Advertising and Public Relations3
MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
MEJO 232Public Relations Writing3
MEJO 279Advertising and Public Relations Research3
or MEJO 431 Case Studies in Public Relations
One course from the following list:3
Media Ethics
Current Issues in Mass Communication
From Gutenberg to Google: A History of Media
Introduction to Media Law: Advertising, Public Relations, and Strategic Communication Focus
Introduction to Internet Issues and Concepts
Special Skills in Mass Communication (when public relations is the topic)
Public Relations Campaigns
Diversity and Communication
Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media
Process and Effects of Mass Communication
Global Communication and Comparative Journalism
Blogging, Smart Mobs, and We the Media
Business and the Media
News Lab: Creating Tomorrow's News Products
Digital Advertising and Marketing
Market Intelligence
Special Topics in Mass Communication (when public relations is the topic) H
Media Hub
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Broadcast and Electronic Journalism

MEJO 221Audio-Video Information Gathering3
MEJO 252Audio Journalism3
MEJO 421Television News Reporting and Producing3
MEJO 141Media Ethics3
or MEJO 340 Introduction to Media Law: Journalism Focus
One course from the following list:3
Current Issues in Mass Communication
From Gutenberg to Google: A History of Media
The Black Press and United States History
Introduction to Internet Issues and Concepts
Special Skills in Mass Communication (when broadcast and electronic journalism is the topic)
Producing Television News
Producing Radio
Sports Xtra
Diversity and Communication
Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media
Process and Effects of Mass Communication
Global Communication and Comparative Journalism
Freedom of Expression in the United States
Total Hours15

Media and Society

MEJO 240Current Issues in Mass Communication3
Four courses from the following list:12
Media Ethics
From Gutenberg to Google: A History of Media
Introduction to Media Law: Journalism Focus
The Black Press and United States History
Introduction to Internet Issues and Concepts
Media Management and Policy
Diversity and Communication
Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media
Process and Effects of Mass Communication
Global Communication and Comparative Journalism
Freedom of Expression in the United States
Total Hours15

Visual Communication

MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
or MEJO 252 Audio Journalism
MEJO 581Multimedia Design3
Three courses from the following list:9
Beginning Photojournalism
Intermediate Photojournalism
Introduction to Graphic Design
Introduction to Interactive Media
News Design
Information Graphics
Multimedia Narratives
Documentary Multimedia Storytelling
Intermediate Interactive Media
Multimedia Storytelling: Carolina Photojournalism Workshop
Total Hours15

See program page here for Special Opportunities.