Faulkner University


Students wishing to pursue a career in print media are encouraged to select from a variety of newspaper and magazine courses designed to prepare students for working in publications. All students may choose journalism courses as electives to sharpen their writing skills and to prepare for various careers. Students taking such courses will be involved in student publications on campus.

Bachelor of Arts in English - Journalism Emphasis

Core Requirements70 - 76
Christian Literacy(18 - 24)
Lower Level Courses
BI 1211/1311 Life of Christ
BI 1214/1314 Book of Acts
BI 2202/2302 Pentateuch
BI Elective (2/3 hours)
Upper Level Courses
BI 3311 Marriage and Family
BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage
BI Elective (2/3 hours)
BI Elective (2/3 hours)
Cultural Heritage Literacy(12)
HU 1310 Western Cultural Heritage I
HU 1320 Western Cultural Heritage II
HU 2310 Western Cultural Heritage III
HU 2320 American Cultural Heritage
Mathematical and Scientific Literacy(10)
Mathematics Requirement: MH 1338 Finite Mathematics or higher
Physical Science Requirement: a Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics course
Natural Science Requirement: one course from Biology
Scientific Laboratory Requirement: one scientific laboratory companion course for either the course taken for the Physical Science requirement or the Natural Science requirement
Information and Communication Literacy(21)
Composition and Literature
EH 1301 English Composition I
EH 1302 English Composition II
EH 2301 or EH 2303
Communication: EH 1303 Speech Communication
Technology (one from the following list)
CA 1302 Computer Applications
CS 2305 Intro to Computer Science & Programming
INF1300 Information Research and Strategies
ED 2325 Technology in the Classroom [required for students seeking ED degrees]
Foreign Language: 6 hours in a given foreign language
Note: Students pursuing a BA degree in English who have not earned six (6) hours or more of foreign language credit at the college level may meet this requirement by achieving a passing score on a nationally administered standardized exam in foreign language.  Otherwise students will need to take six (6) hours or more in a given foreign language
Personal and Social Literacy(10)
PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness
FE 1100 Freshman Experience
PE Activity: Two one-hour activity courses
Social Science: PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology
FASL 1090 Service-learning Course I
FASL 2090 Service-learning Course II
FASL 3090 Service-learning Course III
FASL 4190 Service-learning Course IV - Counts as a one-hour course
Requirements for Journalism Emphasis42
EH 1241 AP Style/Grammar/Usage2
EH 1141 Lab for 12411
EH 1242 Beginning Newswriting2
EH 1142 Lab for 12421
EH 2241 Intermediate Newswriting2
EH 2141 Lab for EH 22411
EH 2242 Journalism Ethics2
EH 2142 Lab for EH 22421
EH 3241 Layout and Page Design2
EH 3141 Lab for EH 32411
EH 4241 Newspaper Management2
EH 4141 Lab for EH 42411
EH 4242 Senior Seminar2
EH 4142 Lab for EH 42421
EH 3315 Technical Writing3
EH 3301 Advanced Composition3
EH 4351 Studies in the English Language3
EH 33XX/43XX American or British Literature (upper level)3
EH 3321 Feature Writing3
EH 4317 Rhetorical Theory3
EH 4312 Internship3
Total Hours125-130
Note: 48 hours of upper level credits are required for graduation This number decreases by one hour for each upper level BI course taken for 2-hour credit
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