Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Concentration in Photojournalism Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 42

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
JOUR 205 Social Impact of Journalism 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
JOUR 221 Newswriting 3
JOUR 222 Newswriting Lab 1
JOUR 235 Photojournalism I 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 2
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
JOUR 226 Digital News Gathering 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
JOUR 300GW Reporting - GWAR 3
JOUR 307 News Media Law and Ethics 3
JOUR 330 Editing 3
Minor (18 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
JOUR 335 Photojournalism II 3
JOUR 395 Online Journalism 3
JOUR 400 Multimedia Journalism 3
Minor (18 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
JOUR 435 Photojournalism III 3
JOUR 609 Publication Laboratory 3
JOUR 610 Cultural Diversity and News Media 3
Minor (18 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Capstone Elective – Select One 6 3
JOUR 535 Photojournalism IV 3
Minor (18 units) – Take Two 5 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective or Minor 3,5 3
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Complementary Studies

All students completing a B.A. degree must satisfy the 12 unit Complementary Studies requirement. Students who complete the Liberal Studies major will automatically satisfy complementary studies with 12 units of courses outside of the Liberal Studies prefix (LS) and not cross-listed with LS. Students must consult with an advisor to identify the courses that will be used to satisfy the requirement.

Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

5

Non-journalism units (includes required minor): 72 Units

These 72 units must include a single subject minor chosen in consultation with an advisor. Classes in broadcasting (BECA), public relations (MKTG), advertising (MKTG), and production classes in film (CINE) and photography (ART) do not qualify as non-journalism units.

6

 Capstone Elective

JOUR 608 News Bureau Publication Lab (3 units)

JOUR 609 Publication Laboratory (3 units)

JOUR 617 Journalism Internship (3 units)

JOUR 695 Senior Seminar (3 units)