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JOURNALISM – Major # 5351
The Journalism Major introduces students to the mass media as consumers and as potential practitioners.

The program focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news. It prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. It includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

Journalism majors will have the opportunity to fulfill lower division major requirements for preparation of transfer to a four-year university or to join the workforce.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE
Required Core Courses
Course                                                                                 Units
JOURN 1 Introduction to Mass Communication........................3
JOURN 3 Newswriting..............................................................3
JOURN 16 Race, Gender, and the Media..................................3
                                                                               Total         9

Department Publication Requirement
JOURN 4 Writing for the College Newspaper, or
JOURN 5 Newspaper Production............................................3
JOURN 6 Magazine Production...............................................3
                                                                                Total      6
(These classes are repeatable, and each may be applied twice.)

Additional Courses: Select a minimum of 5 units
ART 5 Art History 1.................................................................3
ECON 1A Introduction to Macroeconomics..............................3
GRC 10 Introduction to Graphic Communications...................2
GRC 41 Visual Communications..............................................3
JOURN 2 Interpreting Current Events.....................................3
JOURN 9 Feature Writing........................................................3
JOURN 15 Basic Editing for Journalists....................................2
JOURN 19 Work Experience...................................................1-8
PHIL 1C Ethics........................................................................3
PHOTO 30 Editorial Photography............................................3

Note: An Associate in Arts Degree in Journalism will be awarded to students who
successfully complete a total of 60 units, which include the Associate Degree
requirements and a minimum of 27 units of major coursework listed
above. Students seeking an associate degree may apply for an evaluation
after they have completed 30-40 units and are within one year of graduation.


Courses used for the Journalism major can also be used to fulfill requirements
for graduation or transfer.

Last updated: 1/3/2012 2:03:52 PM