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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.

Articulation

Eastern Michigan University, BS degree;
Madonna University, BA degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

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

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 130 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
JRN 111 Introduction to Journalism 3
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
ENG 226 Composition II 3
JRN 210 Introduction to Copy Editing * 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences with Lab 3
Elective(s) Any 100-level or above course to to reach a minimum 60 credits 4
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
JRN 217 Introduction to Feature Writing * 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 1 3
Elective(s) Any 100-level or above course to to reach a minimum 60 credits 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 1 3
Restricted Elective(s) 1 ENG 107 or Any 100-level or above course from COM, GDT, WEB, PHO, PLS or VID 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
JRN 220 Introduction to Digital Journalism * 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 2 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 2 3
Restricted Elective(s) 2 ENG 107 or Any 100-level or above course from COM, GDT, WEB, PHO, PLS or VID 3
Elective(s) Any 100-level or above course to to reach a minimum 60 credits 4
Total 16
Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*JRN 217 is offered in Fall only; JRN 210 and JRN 220 are offered in Winter only.

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