Journalism

We believe that the best way to prepare for a career in journalism or another form of professional writing is to choose a major and courses outside of that major that involve a broad and deep experience with reading and writing. Majoring in English is certainly one option, though other writing-intensive majors in the humanities, social sciences, or interdisciplinary fields are also worth considering.

Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

Strongly recommended: ENGL 289 Journalistic Writing, ENGL 287 Professional and Business Writing, ENGL 285: Digital Rhetorics and New Media Literacies, ENGL 291: Intermediate Creative Non-fiction, ENGL 373: Advanced Creative Non-fiction, and WRIT 211: Topics in Writing. Also recommended: other writing courses and coursework in American and modern world history and culture, media studies, contemporary sociology/anthropology, economics, and political science.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Not applicable.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Department Chair of English: Jon Naito (naito@stolaf.edu)

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020