This area 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 area of study is 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.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
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Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|GEOG 113||WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY ||3|
|AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT |
|POLSC 119||STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||7|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *||9|
Required Program Courses
|JOURN 122||BEGINNING REPORTING ||3|
|JOURN 123||BASIC NEWS EDITING  ||3|
|MCOMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA ||3|
|MM 140||MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION I ||3|
|ELECTIVES **||11 to 14|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Recommended electives: BUS 125; COMM 115; ECON 110; ENGL 113; ENGL 117; ENGL 210; GRDSN 130; MCOMM 113, 140, 214, 215, 230. Work with your advisor to develop a plan of study to meet your academic and professional goals.
Typing skills are a necessity in the field of Journalism. It is recommended that students with insufficient typing skills take TYPE 120 in addition to program courses.
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; Elective|
Program Contact Information
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training