Journalism

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

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.
Program Requirements
JOUR 101/COMM 200INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY3
JOUR 151NEWS REPORTING AND WRITING3
JOUR 171WRITING FOR PUBLICATION3
JOUR 200CAMPUS NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION I4
Electives
Select 6 units of the following:6
DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
GRAPHIC DESIGN---LAYOUT
WRITING FOR FILM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Total Units19
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

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