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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Journalism and New Media Studies (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3120
Total Credits Required
60–65
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-16
MCO120 Media and Society RC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics MAT141 or MAT142 or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course RC 3–4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Oral Comm 3
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13-16
JRN201 News Writing RC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent as indicated by assessment Critical Rdg 0–3
Natural Sciences Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area. NS 4
Humanities, Arts and Design Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. HU 3
JRN125 Photo Editing RC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
JRN225 Photojournalism RC 3
JRN215 News Production RC 3
MCO220 Cultural Diversity and the Media RC 3
JRN234 or
ENG235
Feature Writing or Magazine Article Writing RC 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
17-18
JRN212 Broadcast Writing RC 3
JRN205 Copyediting RC 3
JRN203 Writing for Online Media RC 3
JRN236 or
JRN240AC
Advanced Practicum: Public Relations or Journalism Internship RC 3
SB Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area. RC 3
JRN290 Publications Portfolio RC 1
JRN298AA or
JRN298AB
Special Projects RC 1–2

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Journalism and New Media Studies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=124568).