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Example Focus Area and coursework for a Journalism Major

If you are a Journalism or Public Relations major, several of the focus areas might interest you -- for example, Environment and Society. An example composition of the minor within this focus area might be as follows:

Step 1. Introductory course

For example, as the introductory course, you could select EARTH 100 Environment Earth.

Step 2. Nine credits from focus area courses

From the Environment and Society focus courses, you could choose, for example:

  • GEOG 438W Human Dimensions of Global Warming
  • SOC 450 Justice and the Environment
  • PHIL 132 Introduction To Bioethics

Step 3. Additional 400-level course

Step three would be to choose an additional 400-level environment-related course outside the disciplinary group of your major, for example:

  • GEOG 430 Human Use of the Environment or
  • PHIL 403 Environmental Ethics

Step 4. Final capstone course

To wrap up the minor's requirements for your final course you could choose, for example:

  • GEOSC 451 Natural Resources: Origins, Economics, and Environmental Impact

By taking courses like these you will stand stronger in communicating information on environmentally-related topics to the public.