Journalism

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01430)

Prepares students for four-year programs leading to bachelor’s degrees and eventual careers in such fields as newspaper or magazine reporting and editing, book editing, industrial journalism, public relations, advertising, radio and television writing, teaching, and communication research. The courses give students an awareness of the impact of mass media on their lives and an understanding of the skills, concepts, and values used by professional communicators.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will be able to apply elements of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics when writing or evaluating journalism articles and captions.
Required Core
JOUR 101INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY3
JOUR 151NEWS REPORTING AND WRITING3
JOUR 171WRITING FOR PUBLICATION3
JOUR 200CAMPUS NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION I4
Select two courses from the following electives 6
DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
GRAPHIC DESIGN---LAYOUT
INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR TELEVISION MOTION PICTURE, AND MEDIA
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Total Units19

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.