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AA in Journalism for Transfer

JOURNALISM FOR TRANSFER

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS
DIVISION OF COMMUNICATIONS & LANGUAGES

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Associate Degree for Transfer. A Degree with a guarantee.

The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Journalism majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Journalism baccalaureate degree.

This degree is designed for students interested in an introduction to the field of Journalism and for students looking to further their education in the field of Journalism to best be prepared to enter the job market. Students will demonstrate a wide breadth and depth of understanding of mass media theories, methods and concepts. The degree is intended for students who are interested in Journalism and are planning on transferring to a California State University and majoring in Journalism or Mass Communications. Other similar Mass Communication concentrations are Broadcast Journalism, Entertainment Studies, Photo Communications and Public Relations.

In addition to the courses listed in the curriculum tab, the following additional requirements must be met for completion of the AA-T Degree in Journalism:

  1. Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester
  1. Achievement of a minimum GPA of at least 0 in all CSU- transferable coursework. (Some majors may require a higher GPA. Students should consult with a counselor for more information.)
  1. Completion of the 19-21.5 semester units in the major with a grade of “C” or
  1. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE) pattern; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

Note: Students are advised to check with the Counseling Department or Transfer Center for the courses accepted into the Journalism major at the CSU where they seek transfer.

Major Advising Sheet: Journalism for Transfer 17-18 Catalog

Required Courses
MSCM 128 Mass Media In Modern Society 3
JOUR 120 Communications Reporting and Writing 3
JOUR 241 or
JOUR 242
*Newspaper Production I
Digital Newspaper I
4
4
List A: Select one (3-4 units)
JOUR 110 Digital Photo Journalism 3
JOUR 243 or
JOUR 244
*Newspaper Production II
*Digital Newspaper Production II
4
4
List B: Select two (6-8 units)
GDSN 172 Publication Design (InDesign) 3
ECON 101 or
ECON 101H
*Principles of Macroeconomics
*Principles of Macroeconomics Honors
3
3
ENGL 201 or
ENGL 201H
*Advanced Composition
*Advanced Composition Honors
3.5
3.5
JOUR 147 Broadcast News 3
MATH 130 or
MATH 130H or
PSY 190
*Statistics
*Statistics Honors
*Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
4
4
4
PHIL 112 or
PHIL 112H
Introduction to Logic
*Introduction to Logic Honors
3
3
PHTO 190 Beginning Photography 3
POLS 110 or
POLS 110H
Government of the United States
*Government of the United States Honors
3
3
POLS 130 Comparative Government 3
SPCH 140 or
SPCH 240
Argumentation and Debate
*Argumentation and Discussion
3
3
If not chosen above, the following courses may be used to satisfy the List B requirement:
JOUR 110 Digital Photo Journalism 3
JOUR 243 or
JOUR 244
*Newspaper Production II
*Digital Newspaper Production II
4
4

Required Subtotal: 19-21.5

CSU GE or IGETC Pattern: Units Vary
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

Units Required: 60
*Prerequisite

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