Introductory journalism is a writing intensive course. It provides students with an understanding of the history of journalism and its basis for legal and ethical rights and responsibilities and also with the means of writing for mass audience readings through formulaic writing. Students not only gain an understanding of the reporter’s role, but they also learn the various types of writing formulas used in journalistic writing. No other writing course demands the responsibility of the students toward their writing that Journalism I does. By writing for a mass audience, students learn to write with precision and purpose. This course is designed to familiarize the student with all aspects of journalism including reporting, interviewing, writing, and photo journalism.