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Journalism

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
This course of study emphasizes the development of professional-level writing and reporting skills and provides students with a broadly-based program of liberal arts courses necessary for a career in journalism, radio-television news, public relations, and business reporting. This suggested course of study is basically designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university. Because requirements at four-year institutions vary, students planning to transfer should seek information about the particular program they plan to enter.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; COMM 110; Mathematics; JOURN 122; Social Science

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; JOURN 123; MCOMM 110; POLSC 115 or POLSC 119; Elective

Fall Semester 2:
Fine Arts; Life Science or Physical Science; Humanities; MM 140; Elective

Spring Semester 2:
GEOG 113; Humanities/Fine Arts; Life Science or Physical Science; Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *3 to 4
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
GEOG 113WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 3
POLSC 115AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
or
POLSC 119STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
JOURN 122BEGINNING REPORTING **3
JOURN 123BASIC NEWS EDITING  3
MCOMM 110INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA 3
MM 140MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION I 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
ELECTIVES ***12

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Typing ability is a prerequisite. If a student enters without it, TYPE 120 is recommended as an additional course beyond the requirements for the degree.
*** Recommended electives: COMM 115; ECON 110; ENGL 117, 210; GRDSN 130; JOURN 142, 210; MCOMM 113, 140, 214, 215, 230

For Program Information Contact:

English, Humanities, and Language Studies Department 
Room 315B
(309)694-5342