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. Gives 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
- 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 transferable degree applicable courses.
- Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
- Minimum 18 semester or 27 quarter units in major or area of emphasis with a 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 CSU. For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
|JOUR 101||INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY||3|
|or COMM 200||INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY|
|JOUR 151||NEWS REPORTING AND WRITING||3|
|JOUR 200||CAMPUS NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION I||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|CAMPUS NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION II|
|CAMPUS NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION III|
|Select two of the following:||6-8|
or PSYC/SOC 270
|STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES|
|PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I|
or ECON 102
|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|
|BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY|
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.