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Political Journalism, Minor

Saint Louis University's political journalism interdisciplinary minor promotes skills in analysis of political phenomena and effective communication of ideas through a variety of platforms.

The interdisciplinary minor is suitable for students interested in careers in journalism, public relations in governmental or political organizations, or work on political campaigns.


Ken Warren, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
Dan Kozlowski, Ph.D., Department of Communication

Required Courses
CMM 2100Journalism: News Writing3
Select one course (3 credits) with the 'CMM JAMS Advanced Writing' attribute, such as:3
CMM 3110
Feature Writing
CMM 4100
Multiplatform Journalism
CMM 4160
POLS 1100Introduction to American Government3
or POLS 1150 American Political Systems
POLS 1600Introduction to International Politics3
Four Elective Paths to Pursue (Depending on a Student's Major)6
Elective CMM courses for POLS majors
Select one course (3 credits) with the 'CMM JAMS Foundations' attribute, such as:
CMM 3440
Media Ethics
CMM 4350
Stereotyping and Bias in the Mass Media
CMM 4420
Theory of Free Expression
Select one additional course (3 credits) with either the 'CMM JAMS Advanced Writing' attribute OR the 'CMM Production Course Req' attribute.
Elective POLS courses for CMM majors
POLS 2160
Campaigns and Elections
POLS 2220
Urban Politics
POLS 2600
Introduction to International Political Economy
POLS 3130
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
POLS 3150
American Presidential Elections
POLS 3300
U.S. Public Policy
POLS 3520
Communism, Capitalism and Social Justice
POLS 3600
Problems of Globalization
Elective courses for a student whose major is not CMM or POLS
Select one of the elective courses (3 credits) listed for POLS
Select one of the elective courses (3 credits) listed for CMM
For a student who double majors in POLS and CMM
Choose which path of elective courses to pursue
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

Students in the political journalism minor must maintain a 2.00 GPA in political journalism coursework.