Journalism

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01435)

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.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Required Core
JOUR 101INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY3
or COMM 200 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
JOUR 151NEWS REPORTING AND WRITING3
JOUR 200CAMPUS NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION I4
List A
Select one of the following:4
CAMPUS NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION II
CAMPUS NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION III
List B
Select two of the following:6-8
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
Total Units20-22