MENAS-Journalism

Dual Degrees

MENAS-Journalism Tracks

Professional Option

The MENAS Journalism dual degree program will provide students with the intellectual foundation in regional studies, language, and advanced research techniques that will prepare them to conduct academic or journalism fieldwork in the Middle East and North Africa, from Morocco to Afghanistan.

Students on the Professional Option will be able to build from a foundation of language and regional understanding to produce authoritative multimedia reporting from and about the region. The goal of this option to is to enable students to become journalists who are well-trained in regional dynamics and will make crucial contributions to the understanding of contemporary issues and their impact on people and governments around the world.

Unit Requirements
The minimum units required to earn dual master’s degrees in Journalism and Middle Eastern Studies is 51 (18 from MENAS, 18 from Journalism, and 15 units which are shared between the two disciplines, including the thesis). The table below shows the required courses.

Curriculum

MENAS Only - 18 units
MENA 595D- Middle East Studies: Theories and Controversies (3 units)
Language (ARB, PRS, TURK or JUS): Third year proficiency (6-8 units)
Gender & Society (select one course) (3 units)
Islamic Studies (select one course) (3 units)
History (select one course) (select one course) (3 units)

Shared Courses MENAS and JOUR - 15 Units
Masters Report/Project: 3 units MENA 909 and 3 units JOUR 909 (project) or 910 (thesis) (6 units)
MENA 596B- Middle East Media (check with advisor for next offering) (3 units)
JOUR 509: International and U.S. Media Law (3 units)
JOUR 596F: Media Coverage of International Crises OR JOUR 560 International Media Systems (3 units)

Journalism Only - 18 units
JOUR 506: Introductory and Advanced Reporting (3 units)
JOUR 507: Reporting with Multimedia (3 units)
JOUR 509: International and U.S. Media Law (3 units)
JOUR 508: Journalism Theory and Practice (3 units)
JOUR 513: Reporting Public Affairs (3 units)
JOUR 589: Survey of Research Methods (3 units)

Choose ONE of the following:

  • JOUR 590A Tombstone Epitaph  
  • JOUR 590B El Independiente  
  • JOUR 590C Arizona Cat's Eye
  • JOUR 590D BorderBeat
  • JOUR 597D Journalism Seminar

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Total: 51 units

 

MENAS and International Journalism Thesis Option

The Middle Eastern and North African Studies/Journalism dual degree program will provide students with the intellectual foundation in regional studies, language, and advanced research techniques that will prepare them to conduct academic or journalism fieldwork in the Middle East and North Africa, from Morocco to Afghanistan.

Students in the Thesis/International Journalism Studies Option will develop a deep understanding of the language, culture, and politics of the region, and of the principles, theories, and roles of news media operating in a global information environment.

 

Unit Requirements

The minimum units required to earn dual master’s degrees in Journalism and Middle Eastern and North African Studies is 51 (18 from MENAS, 18 from Journalism, and 15 units which are shared between the two disciplines, including the thesis). The table below shows the required courses.

Curriculum

MENAS Only - 18 units
MENA 595D- Middle East Studies: Theories and Controversies (3 units)
Language (ARB, PRS, TURK or JUS): Third year proficiency (6-8 units)
Gender & Society (select one course) (3 units)
Islamic Studies (select one course) (3 units)
History (select one course) (select one course) (3 units)

Shared Courses MENAS and JOUR - 15 Units
Thesis: 3 units NES 910 and 3 units JOUR 910 (6 units)
MENA 596B- Middle East Media (check with advisor for next offering) (3 units)
JOUR 509: International and U.S. Media Law (3 units)
JOUR 596F: Media Coverage of International Crises (3 units)

Journalism Only - 18 units
JOUR 508: Journalism Theory and Practice (3 units)
JOUR 589: Survey of Research Methods (3 units)
JOUR 539: Ethics and the News Media (3 units)
JOUR 560 International Media Systems (3 units)
Electives (6 units)
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Total: 51 units