Journalism Boot Camp
The first course in the graduate Journalism program is COMM-624 Boot Camp for Journalists. Although students are officially admitted to the program for the fall semester, all graduate Journalism students are enrolled as non-degree students during the summer while in Boot Camp. In AY 2014-15, the class meets July 28–Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students write, report, and produce for a variety of media platforms – print, online, radio, and television. The importance of convergence training as well as the fundamentals of critical thinking, news judgment, interviewing, ethics, and fact checking are stressed in Boot Camp and throughout the entire program. And when the industry changes, whether it involves new technology or methods of delivery, you can be assured that our classes will reflect those changes. A minimum grade of B (3.0) is required to move on to the full program in the fall.
This course is valued at 3 credits and is billed accordingly. Federal financial aid may not be used for this class because, although it does count toward the 33-hour program, students must register in a non-degree status because it falls outside the usual academic calendar. The University Student Accounts Office may be contacted for individualized payment plans.