Humanities and Social Science Division
The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer provides a broad base of education in the discipline and introduces students to journalism and multimedia. It gives students the option of studying journalistic writing for traditional and online media. Completion of the degree provides students with the core skills and knowledge needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Journalism. Students who earn this degree will be able to transfer to university or enter the local job market. In this program, students will gain hands-on experience with all aspects of news gathering, organizing, writing, and disseminating information.
To earn an Associate in Arts degree for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|JOUR 100||Introduction to Mass Media||3|
|JOUR 101||Beginning Newswriting||3|
|JOUR 114||Student News Media Staff||3|
|Choose one course from the following:||3|
|Introduction to Public Relations|
|Student News Media Editing Staff|
|Choose two courses from the following||6-7|
|Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics|
or BUSC 1AH
|Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors|
|Critical Thinking and Writing|
or ENGL 1CH
|Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors|
|Basic Digital and Film Photography|
|Introduction to American Government and Politics|
or POLI 1H
|Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors|
|Argumentation and Debate|
or SPCH 20H
|Argumentation and Debate - Honors|
|Total Units for Major||18-19|
|CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 1||39-42|
Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Critically and ethically evaluate and apply functions of the mass media.
- Create and/or analyze content in diverse settings.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.