Dual M.A. JOUR/Bilingual Journalism

Gain an immersive experience in bilingual journalism to work as a professional journalist in diverse communities in a bilingual context. This program provides the basic underlying skills and knowledge needed to understand journalism as practiced in the United States, amplified by a greater understanding of how journalists work within diverse cultures and languages. While the program initially would focus heavily on English-Spanish and the Latinx experience, as it develops it will expand to other language communities.

Course Requirements 

You must complete a minimum of 51 units to earn dual master’s degrees in Journalism (JOUR) and Bilingual Journalism (BJP).

Journalism Courses (18 units)

Required:

JOUR 508        Journalism Theory and Practice (3 units)

JOUR 509        International and U.S. Media Law (3 units)

JOUR 589        Survey of Research Methods (3 units)

Electives: Select 3 of any JOUR course (9 units)

Professional emphasis (highly recommended for this particular dual-degree program):

JOUR 505        Media Apprentice (3 units)

JOUR 511        Feature Writing (3 units)

JOUR 522        Publication Design (3 units)

JOUR 526        Reporting the Middle East (3 units)

JOUR 528        Product Development in Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 533        Digging with Data (3 units)

JOUR 547        Access to Government Information (3 units)

JOUR 555        Environmental Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 572        Science Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 573        Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (3 units)

JOUR 580        Advanced Multimedia (3 units)

JOUR 582        Drone Zone (3 units)

JOUR 584        News App Development (3 units)

JOUR 590F       Arizona-Sonora News (3 units)

JOUR 593        Internship (3 units)

Studies oriented:

JOUR 502        Media & Terrorism (3 units)

JOUR 520        Digital Communications Law (3 units)

JOUR 565        Issues in Covering Science and the Environment (3 units)

JOUR 587        History of American Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 596F       Media Coverage of International Crises (3 units)

JOUR 573        Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (3 units)

Any other elective in or outside the school, as approved by the school

Shared Journalism/Bilingual Journalism Courses (15 units)

JOUR 506        Introductory and Advanced Reporting (3 units)

JOUR 507        Reporting with Multimedia (3 units)

BJP 512           Covering Latinx Affairs 1: Bilingual Multimedia Reporting (3 units)

BJP 513            Covering Latinx Affairs II: Bilingual Multimedia Reporting (3 units)

JOUR 909        Project or JOUR 593 bilingual internship (3 units)

Bilingual Journalism Courses (18 units)

Required:

BJP 510           Latinxs and the News Media in the U.S. (3 units)

BJP 511           Global Latinx: Diasporic Transnationalism (3 units)

Electives:

Pick 4 of any elective from BJP, JOUR, LAS, MAS or SPAN (12 units)

Examples might include:

JOUR 505        Media Apprentice (3 units)

JOUR 506        Introductory and Advanced Reporting (3 units)

JOUR 507        Reporting with Multimedia (3 units)

JOUR 511        Feature Writing (3 units)

JOUR 573        Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (3 units)

JOUR 593        Internship (3 units)

LAS 505           Sabores de Mexico: From Farm to Table (3 units)

LAS 518           Southwest Land and Society (3 units)

LAS 545           Democratization in Latin America: Advances and Setbacks (3 units)

LAS 550           Qualitative Research Methods in Latin America (3 units)

LAS 560           Film and Feminism in Latin America (3 units)

LAS 562           Special Topics in Contemporary Latin America (3 units)

LAS 567           Twentieth-Century Latin America (3 units)

LAS 568           Studies in Latin American Music (3 units)

LAS 569           Gender and Sexuality in Latin American History (3 units)

LAS 570           The Feminization of Migration: Global Perspectives (3 units)

LAS 595A         Latin American Studies (3 units)

MAS 508         The Mexican-American: A Cultural Perspective (3 units)

MAS 509         Mexican Immigration (3 units)

MAS 510         Socio-Cultural Determinants of Health (3 units)

MAS 525         Latino Health Disparities (3 units)

SPAN 501        Introduction to Hispanic Studies (3 units)

SPAN 565D      History of Spain: Contemporary (3 units)

SPAN 574        Language in the Mexican American Experience (3 units)

SPAN 574        Heritage Language Research (3 units)

SPAN 696D      Hispanic Linguistics (3 units)

POR 503          Contemporary Luso-Brazilian Literature (3 units)

POR 530          Brazilian Civilization (3 units)

Any other elective in or outside the school, as approved by the school