B.S. Combined Major for Information Science and Journalism
For Students Entering in Fall 2013 or Later
Summer 2013
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The College of Computer and Information Science and the School of Journalism reserve the right to modify the curriculum described in this document or the individual courses as necessary in the future.
The 2011 version of these requirements may be found at 2011 Requirements
Change History
Computer Science (32 or 33 SH: 7 @ 4 SH, 4 or 5 @ 1 SH)
Required Computer Science Courses (32 or 33 SH)
Students will take CS 1200 during their first semester.
Students will take CS 1210 in the semester before going on co-op.
CS 1200 CS/IS Overview 1 1
CS 1210 CS/IS Overview 2: Co-op Preparation 1
Freshman level courses with labs or recitations
CS 1800 Discrete Structures 4
CS 1801 Recitation for CS 1800 0
CS 2500 Fundamentals of Computer Science 1 4
CS 2501 Lab for CS 2500 1
CS 2510 Fundamentals of Computer Science 2 4
CS 2511 Lab for CS 2510 1
CS 2800 Logic and Computation 4
CS 2801 Lab for CS 2800 1
Upper level courses
CS 3200 Database Design 4
CS 3500 Object-Oriented Design 4
CS 4800 Algorithms and Data 4
Information Science (21 SH: 4 @ 4 SH, 1 @ 5 SH)
Required Information Science Courses (17 SH)
Courses in Information Science
IS 2000 Principles of Information Science 4
IS 3500 Information System Design & Development 4
IS 4800 Empirical Research Methods 4
IS 4900 Information Science Senior Project 5
IS 4900 satisfies the Capstone Requirement.
Information Science Elective Requirement (1 @ 4 SH)
Choose one:
IS 4200 Information Retrieval 4
IS 4300 Human Computer Interaction 4
IS 4700 Social Information Systems 4
IS Elective 1 4
English (4 SH: 1 @ 4 SH)
ENGW 1111 (ENGL 1111) College Writing 4
Note: The NU Core Advanced Writing in the Disciplines is satisfied by JRNL 2301 Journalism 3, required below.
Mathematics (8 SH: 4 @ 4 SH)
ECON 2350 Statistics 4
MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering 4
General Requirement (4 SH: 1 @ 4 SH)
PSYC 1101 Foundations of Psychology 4
Journalism (44 SH: 11 @ 4 SH)
JRNL 1150 Interpreting the Day’s News 4
JRNL 1101 Journalism 1 4
JRNL 2201 Journalism 2 4
JRNL 2301 Journalism 3 4
JRNL 3610 Journalism 4 4
JRNL 2350 History of Journalism 4
JRNL 3550 Law of the Press 4
JRNL 4650 Journalism Ethics and Issues 4
JRNL 3550 and JRNL 4650 both satisfy the Capstone Requirement.
Journalism Elective Requirements (8 SH: 2 @ 4 SH)
Choose 2 Journalism Electives
Journalism Elective 1 4
Journalism Elective 2 4
Journalism-Related Requirement (4 SH)
HIST 1130 History of the United States 4
Computing and Social Issues (4 SH: 1 @ 4 SH)
Students learn how computing and social issues intersect.
Choose one.
SOCL 4528 Computers & Society 4
SOCL 3485 Environment, Technology, and Society 4
ANTH 3418 Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics 4
POLS 3308 Governance and Society in the Cyberage 4
IA 5240 Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights 4
General Electives (16 SH: 4 @ 4 SH)
Elective 1 4
Elective 2 4
Elective 3 4
Elective 4 4
The general electives must be consistent with the policy on general electives articulated by the College of Computer and Information Science on the college web site.
NU Core: Comparative Cultures Requirement
The Comparative Cultures Requirement must be satisfied. If this is done by taking a course then this course must be one of:
JRNL 5360 Global Reporting. In this case, the course may also count as a Journalism Elective above.
• A general elective in the Comparative Cultures category.
Integrative Courses
See CS 3200 Database Design.
See JRNL 3610 Journalism 4.
See the requirement for at least one course chosen from IS 4200, IS 4300, IS 4700.