Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Sports Journalism

Minor in Sports Journalism
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

School of Journalism

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Sports Journalism

The Minor in Sports Journalism, which is administered by the School of Journalism, provides students a strong foundation and marketable skills necessary to conceptualize, develop, research, interview, create and deliver traditional, multimedia, broadcast, and social media sports journalism. Sports journalism content includes news issues, events, narrative and linear journalistic storytelling techniques, history, global sports and media relationships, social media, sports terminology, game play, rules, equipment and processes, and impact on society at all levels. Students demonstrate critical thinking, enabling professional content, context and ethics across global media platforms and audiences.

The minor is available to students who are enrolled in the Journalism major at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

To be considered for admission, a student must have been formally admitted to the Journalism major. Students who plan to apply to the program should complete an application and submit it to the School of Journalism.

Requirements for the Minor in Sports Journalism
Complete 15 credits from the following: 
1. All of the following courses (12 credits):
JRN 218 Sports in Contemporary Media 3
JRN 317 Sports Journalism 3
JRN 416 Sports Multimedia Content Management 3
JRN 418 Advanced Sport Reporting 3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 6 credits):
JRN 303 On-Air Announcing, Interviewing and Hosting 3
JRN 404 Sports Broadcast and Production 3
JRN 432 Magazine, Feature and Freelance Writing 3
JRN 484 Sports Journalism Education Abroad 6
JRN 492 Journalism Special Topics 3
JRN 492 special topics courses may count towards the concentration, if applicable and with advisor approval. Students who re-enroll in JRN 492 must select a different topic than previously taken.