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ENG 490 Journalism Internships: Independent Study (3 credits)

The primary purpose of this independent study is to introduce a junior or senior to journalism experience in either print, broadcast, or online news production at a local media outlet. In addition to helping students enhance their journalism skills, that experience should also help them to develop their understanding of the journalist’s role in society. Students will normally work from ten to fifteen hours per week at an appropriate site and will meet with their English-department mentors regularly during the semester. Students will maintain a portfolio of work completed, keep a journal or field notes of their working experience, secure an assessment of their work performance from a supervisor, and submit a final reflection essay.

Restricted to English majors.

Minimum GPA of 3.0 (or cumulative average of 3.4 or higher for courses in the major field), or permission of mentor and chair.