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Journalism (AAJOUR)

Associate in Arts Degree

Description

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution and major in journalism. Four specialty courses provide a solid background in journalism-related content. Students in the program will gain invaluable experience in areas of a career in journalism.

Contact Information

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
English/Writing Dept
Advisors
David Waskin

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 130 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
JRN 111 Introduction to Journalism 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Math 4
Total 17
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Natural Sciences* 4
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 226 Composition II 3
JRN 210 Introduction to Copy Editing 3
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
JRN 217 Introduction to Feature Writing 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 1 3
Elective(s) 1 Any 100-level or above courses 3
Restricted Elective(s) 1 Any 100-level or above course from COM, GDT, INP, PHO, PLS or VID 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 1 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 2 3
JRN 220 Introduction to Digital Journalism 3
Elective(s) 2 Any 100-level or above course to bring the total credits to a minimum of 60. 3
Restricted Elective(s) Any 100-level or above course from COM, GDT, INP, PHO, PLS or VID 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 2 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*Transfer students should select a lab-based, MACRAO-approved science course.

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