Support your major with a minor in journalism

Eckerd students from all majors are discovering the benefits of a Journalism minor at Eckerd College.

A Journalism minor provides future employers with evidence of your ability to:

  • Publish quality writing under the pressures of a deadline
  • Problem-solve through tough ethical issues
  • Effectively manage your time
  • Copy edit and use the latest in software programs such as Indesign and Photoshop
  • Lead a team, if you’re one of The Current’s editors


For a minor in Creative Writing students take five courses which bear the CW designation. Three must be Eckerd College courses, and two CW courses must be 300 level or higher. A Literature course may be substituted for one of these courses.



  • CW 220A Introduction to Journalism
  • CW1 300A/CW2 300A Internship with the Current (two semester course)
  • CM 360A Media Ethics
  • CW 204A Creative Nonfiction


One elective is required from the below approved courses.

  • AR 244 Digital Photography (prerequisite AR 101A or AR 102A or AR 229A)
  • AR 322 Advanced Photography Critique (prerequisite AR 229A or AR 244 and permission)
  • CM 306 Gender, Sexuality, and Media (prerequisite CM 101)
  • CM 221A Media and Society
  • CM 223 Argumentation and Debate
  • CO 200E Writing the Environment
  • CO 328 Advanced Research Writing
  • CO 122 Analytic and Persuasive Writing
  • CW 320 Advanced Journalism (prerequisite CW 220A)
  • CW 348A Feature Writing (prerequisite CW 220A or CW 204A)

Independent Studies

  • Sports Journalism
  • Literary Journalism
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Copy Editing
  • Web Journalism
  • Multimedia Journalism

The Current

The official student newspaper of Eckerd College

Malena Carollo '14

Malena Carollo ’14
Major: International Relations
Minor: Journalism

“The skills I’ve learned at ‘The Current’ prepared and qualified me for an internship at the Institute on Political Journalism…as well as a freelancing position at the ‘Tampa Bay Times‘.”