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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism and Mass Communications

Jean Folkerts, Interim Director

Professors: Adams, Benjamin, and Muturi
Associate Professors: Bressers, Cozma, Mwangi, and Smethers
Assistant Professors: Freeland, Hallaq, Myers, Tefertiller, and Zhang
Instructors: Borden, DeSanto, Glasscock, Homburg, Olsen, Wirka, and Wolgast
Academic Advisor: Howe and Kinley
Emeriti Professors: Marsh and Oukrop
Emeriti Associate Professors: Chastain, Daly, MacFarland, Pearce, Powers, and Prince
Emeriti Assistant Professors: Hause and Puntney

105 Kedzie Hall
Fax: 785-532-5484
E-mail: journalism@k-state.edu

The study of mass communications provides students with the tools to function effectively in an information-intensive society, whether as creators or as consumers of information or strategic communication.

Students follow a general course of study in the College of Arts and Sciences, a specialized professional curriculum in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and a focused selection of courses in an outside discipline.

The strategic communications sequence focuses on preparing students for entry-level positions in the growing field of strategic communications, which assists and advises organizations in managing relationships with clients and the publics they serve. Corporations, non-profit organizations, different levels of government and military, and public relations and advertising training and skills. As a capstone experience to classes that teach state-of-the-art background and skills to qualify for these careers, A.Q. Miller School students complete a professional internship that gives them practical experience in the type of public relations or advertising careers they are interested in. Professional organizations provide additional training, experience and networking opportunities including the pre-professional K-State Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and the Ad Club, a collegiate chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Journalism students gain practical experience through hands-on training at some of the nation’s finest student media organizations. Campus media venues include the Kansas State Collegian, the daily campus news source published online, through an app, and in print; Manhappenin Magazine, a campus and community news magazine, and the Royal Purple, one of the nation’s premier college yearbooks. The A.Q. Miller School operates radio station KSDB-FM, which programs news, sports and music, along with podcasting, streaming audio and Internet content; and KSU’s local high definition television station, KKSU-TV Channel 21 (channel 8 on the Manhattan cable system), where students produce a community newscast, “Channel 8 News”, and “MHK All-Day”, a weekly student-staffed news broadcast, which is also streamed live over the Internet. The JMC NewsDesk provides student with practical experience in managing a news assignment desk and developing content for distribution on multiple media platforms.

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education-Journalism (EDJOR ) and Teacher Licensure

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education-English and Journalism (EDENJ ) and Teacher Licensure



Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science



Mass Communications