Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program. ++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Journalism and New Media Studies program is designed to provide students with general, practical and marketable skills that will enable them to seek entry-level employment in news and feature writing for newspapers, magazines, community journals, online websites and radio and television. The program includes development of a portfolio that will exhibit students' abilities to write both news and feature stories. News judgment is also integrated as a critical component of the program. An awareness of global and cultural differences also forms a key element of this degree for the successful graduate. The curriculum combines coursework in journalism with a General Education component.
|Students should choose thirty-four (34) to thirty-six (36) credits from the following courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree in consultation with program advisor.|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||3|
|ENG216||Persuasive Writing on Public Issues||3|
|JRN133||Development of Small Publications (3) OR|
|JRN203||Writing for Online Media||3|
|JRN240++||Journalism Internship (any module)||1-3|
|MCO120||Media and Society||3|
|MCO220||Cultural Diversity and the Media||3|
|ENH110||Introduction to Literature||3|
|ENH113||Writers/Directors and Current Issues||3|
|ENH206||Nature and Environmental Literature||3|
|HUM107||Humanities Through the Arts||3|
|HUM125||The Urban Experience||3|
|HUM201||Humanities: Universal Themes||3|
|HUM250||Ideas and Values in the Humanities||3|
|HUM251||Ideas and Values in the Humanities||3|
|JRN236||Advanced Practicum: Public Relations||3|
|MGT251||Human Relations in Business||3|
|General Education Requirements||Credits: 22-27|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR|
|ENG111||Technical and Professional Writing (3)||6|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3) OR|
|COM225||Public Speaking (3) OR|
|COM230||Small Group Communication (3)||3|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading (3) OR equivalent as indicated by assessment||0-3|
|MAT112||Mathematical Concepts and Applications (3) OR|
|MAT120||Intermediate Algebra (5) OR|
|MAT121||Intermediate Algebra (4) OR|
|MAT122||Intermediate Algebra (3) OR|
|Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics courses||3-5|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 4|
|Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.|
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