Communications: Journalism option (A.S.)

 

The Journalism Option is intended to give students a foundation of skills in both traditional and new media. Classes emphasize the practical application of interviewing, writing, and editing stories for print, broadcast, and online distribution. The Journalism Option is designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year schools and earn baccalaureate degrees. 

 

Download the Communications: Journalism option degree worksheet.

 

Major Requirements
GPA 2.0 required

Number Title Credits
_COM* 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM* 121 Journalism I 3
COM* 131 Audio Production 3
COM* 241 Television Production 3
+COM* 295 Internship I  
              or
+COM* 191 Radio Practicum (1 credit)  
              or
COM* Elective 1-3
+CST* 150 Web Design & Development I 3
DGA* 128 Digital Photography 3
A minimum of nine credits from the following:
ART* 141 Photography I 3
+COM* 122 Sports Reporting 3
COM* 166 Video Filmmaking 3
COM* 200 Social Media Marketing 3
+COM* 232 Advanced Audio Production 3
+COM* 296 Internship II 3
              or
One course from BBG*, BES*, BFN*, BMG*, BMK*, DGA*, THR* designation 3-4
Minimum Total: 28

Foundation Requirements

Humanities:
Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition (*) 3
   * Minimum "C" grade required
+ENG* 102 Literature & Composition  
  or  
+ENG* 103 Composition II 3
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3

Humanities Elective

Choose one course from:  ART*, CHI*, COM* 101, 121, 152, 171, 173, 204, ENG* (101 or above), FRE*, GRA*, HIS*, HUM*, MUS* 101, 103, PHL*, SPA*, SGN*, THR*

3

 

 

 

Fine Arts Elective:
Number Title Credits

Choose one course from:  ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128,

ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*

3-4

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Number Title Credits
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3

Two electives in this category

Choose two courses from:  ANT*, ECN*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*

6
Math and Science:
Number Title Credits
+ A Math Elective above MAT* 100
3-4

A Science Elective

Choose one course from:  AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*

(For transfer students a lab science is recommended)

3-4

 

Open Elective:
Number Title Credits
Choose any credit course numbered 100 or above
3-4
Minimum Total: 61

 

+Prerequisite required

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