Journalism and Writing
Studying journalism and writing opens doors to a range of careers where creativity, communication, and research skills are invaluable, including broadcast journalist, magazine editor, social media manager, and advertising executive.
Students with a passion for writing and storytelling may consider pursing a degree in journalism and writing from Eastern Nazarene College. The Journalism and Writing Program at Eastern Nazarene College is designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge they need to parlay their passion for the written word into a rewarding career. From print journalism to creative writing, students learn how to communicate and present stories effectively and creatively, including instruction in editing, publishing, and layout/design.
Students have the opportunity to tailor the degree program to fit their specific interests and career goals through a variety of course offerings, including Introduction to Creative Writing, Feature Writing and Beat Reporting, Poetry, Editing and Publishing, Persuasion and Argumentation, Writing for Stage and Screen, and Promotional Writing. Small classes present opportunities for personalized attention from professors, engaged classroom discussions with peers, and involvement in faculty-led research. In addition, students study in a faith-based community, where they are encouraged to reflect on ethical and social justice issues in a supportive academic environment.
The proximity of Boston to the Eastern Nazarene College campus provides students with many internship and employment opportunities in communications. Many students seek employment in a wide range of industries upon graduation while others apply to graduate programs to concentrate on a specific area of communications.
For course descriptions, requirements, focus areas, options, and other program details see the full current undergraduate catalog.
Upon completion of the BA in Journalism and Writing degree, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of grammar, language acquisition, phonetics, and print media.
- Know the component parts of language and how language operates as a medium of communication.
- Analyze literature and produce writing that effectively interprets, persuades, explains, narrates, etc.
- Apply basic aesthetic principles in the production of original creative and journalistic works and to demonstrate an understanding of basic design principles necessary to produce quality visual presentations.
- Exhibit commensurate skills in oral presentation and in writing clear, lucid prose for a variety of audiences and a variety of purposes.
- Demonstrate effective practices for communicating faith and using media to promote truth and justice.
- Understand a variety of points of view and demonstrate appropriate sensitivity to the concerns and struggles of others.