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Journalism Communication Frank Garland, Program Director The Journalism Communication program, housed in the university’s School of Communication and the Arts, enables students to master journalistic skills in new and digital media as well as traditional media. Students acquire the reporting, writing, speaking and design skills needed to work successfully in each medium and also tackle theoretical and ethical issues confronting today’s media. Students complete practicum classes and pursue internship opportunities where classroom learning is put into practice. The Gannon Knight, which boasts a weekly print product and a redesigned website, and WERG-FM and – Gannon’s own 3,000-watt broadcast and web streaming station – provide students with valuable hands-on experience. The university also boasts a full TV production, digital editing and multimedia studio used for student instruction. In addition, the Journalism Communication program provides students with internship opportunities with the Erie Times-News, local television affiliates, advertising agencies, radio stations, nonprofit entities and public relations and marketing firms. Journalism Curriculum Freshman Fall – 17 credits 1 First-Year Seminar/COMM 161 3 College Composition/LENG 111 3 History Without Borders/LHST 111 3 Presentational Strategies/SPCH 115 3 Introduction to Electronic Media/ COMM 111 3 Fine Arts Series 1 Elective Sophomore Fall – 16 credits 3 Foreign Language I 3 Philosophy II Series/LPHI 3 Writing for Print and New Media/ COMM 214 3 TV Radio Performance/COMM 230 4 Electives

Junior Fall – 15 credits 3 Media Ethics and Criticism/COMM 350 3 Fundamental Christology, Ecclesiology, Worship, Bible, Moral, Comparative, or LPHI 237 Phil of Ethical Responsibility 2 Leadership Seminar 3 Advanced Specialized Reporting/ COMM 216 4 Electives

Spring – 18 credits 3 Critical Analysis & Composition/ LENG 112 3 Introduction to Philosophy/LPHI 131 3 Digital Audio Production/COMM 241 or TV Production/COMM211 3 Found of Theology and Christian Morality/LTHE 101 6 Electives

Spring – 18 Credits 3 Foreign Language II 3 LTHE 201 The Bible: An Introduction 3 Contemporary Issues in Media and Theatre/ARTS 210 3 Editing Production of Print Media COMM 215 6 Electives

Spring- 15 credits 3 Feature Writing/COMM 218 3 Math 3 Literature Series/LENG 3 Photojournalism/COMM 252 or Digital Graphics/COMM 356 3 Electives

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019