A distinctive interdisciplinary program, the major in Bilingual Journalism is designed to prepare students for careers in the Hispanic-American mass media. Experienced faculty from the Spanish and Communication Arts programs provide necessary training in both disciplines, offering coursework that focuses on such skills as writing and publishing stories for magazines and newspapers, conducting on-air interviews, and producing a variety of media materials in Spanish. Students gain insight into each aspect of the media industry as it relates to Spanish-speaking media and graduate with the experience necessary to pursue careers in journalism, advertising, magazine/newspaper editing and reporting, television and broadcasting, and public relations.
In addition to the University's skills and core requirements, students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or better:
It is assumed that students pursuing the major in Bilingual Journalism have achieved proficiency in SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, and SPAN 202. Any major in this program will either have to demonstrate proficiency in these courses or will need to enroll in them.
To view descriptions of the Bilingual Journalism and Communication Arts courses that make up the Bilingual Journalism major, visit the Department of Communication Arts' Curriculum page. To view descriptions of the Spanish courses required to complete the Bilingual Journalism major, visit the Department of Language & Literature's Spanish Curriculum page.