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Minor in Photojournalism

Minor in Photojournalism (effective August 2016)

The minor in Photojournalism, requiring a minimum of 21 credit hours, will enable students to obtain technical and aesthetic skills in visual communication. Emphasis will be placed on mastering the functions of the camera; learning software pertaining to digital image management, image processing, and design; using documentary photographs to tell stories; developing writing skills in journalistic form; surveying the historical aspects of photography; and discussing the ethical implications of the visual medium. There are two electives in the minor that will enable students to further apply the foundational principles established in the five core courses.

Required Courses   

PJ 231 Introduction to Photojournalism (3)

PJ 233 Intermediate Photojournalism (3)

PJ 333 Lighting Technologies (3)

PJ 336 Picture Editing (3)

PJ 390 Cultural History of Photography (3)

Total Core Requirement is 15 hours

Six hours of electives can be chosen from the following:

PJ 334 Picture Stories (3)

PJ 439 Advanced Studio Lighting (3)

SJB 330 Introduction to Interactive Media (3)

SJB 495 Collaborative Journalism (3)

Total Program Credit Hour Requirements       21

For more information on the new minor, contact Professor James Kenney at james.kenney@wku.edu.



The School of Journalism and Broadcasting at WKU is ACEJMC accredited for majors in Broadcasting, Journalism and Photojournalism.



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 Last Modified 9/12/18