As the 2018 new quarter will commence on September 20, the Olivet School of Media and Communication (OSMC) is preparing their Fall course offerings.
OSMC has made a minor adjustment to its curricula. Starting from the 2018-19 academic year, internship is a requirement of graduation for both Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts students. For every quarter, enrolled full-time, students are required to get an internship placement in the field of journalism, public relations, media or communications through the Ministry Practicum Program at OSMC.
Through this new internship requirement, OSMC hopes to equip students as professional media experts ready to compete in the fast-growing world.
In addition, five courses have been added for graduate students in Fall, namely "Editing and News Judgment", "Advanced Writing and Reporting", "Media and Society", "Ministry Practicum I", and "Ministry Practicum II".
In the "Editing and News Judgment" course, students will develop skills in copyediting, content editing, and editorial judgment through hands-on training at the school's news team. The "Advanced Writing and Reporting" course is designed for students to immerse in a newsroom environment, to cover various beats of reporting, and to produce long-form journalistic articles. The "Media and Society" course is a survey of the history of mass communication in America, it seeks to analyze the role, evolution and effects of media on society. At the undergraduate level, there will be two courses, "News Writing" and "Reporting."