2017-2018 Program Requirements AAJOUR

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: View Articulation Agreements

Contact Information

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

Requirements

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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)   Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s)   Math 4
Total 17
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 226   Composition II 3
JRN 210   Introduction to Copy Editing ** 3
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 1 * 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)   Natural Sciences 2 * 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 bring the total credits to a minimum of 60. 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*Transfer students should select MTA-approved Natural Science courses from two disciplines, including one with laboratory experiences; Arts and Humanities courses from two disciplines; and Social and Behavioral Science courses from two disciplines.
**JRN 217 is offered in Fall only; JRN 210 and JRN 220 are offered in Winter only.