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Mass Communications Department

Journalism Associate in Arts

Students who complete this degree will be able to transfer to a university or enter the local job market. Many new jobs-in electronic information management are being created. These supplement existing jobs in newspapers and magazines as well as public relations and media. In this program, students will gain hands-on experience with all aspects of gathering, organizing and disseminating information.

Career Opportunities in Mass Communications

Journalist, reporter, designer, photojournalist, editor, Copyeditor, public information officer.

Program-Level Outcomes
  1. Apply knowledge and understanding of the Internet, including various databases in order to independently conduct the research they need to produce credible and well constructed content for publication.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of equipment, software, trends, changes and tools needed to be successful in the journalism field.
  3. Demonstrate critical understanding of journalism practices, including facts, standards, conventions, and principles, including critical understanding of internal and external forces affecting their operation.

Year One
Course Description Units
Mass Communications 41 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
Mass Communications 20 Journalism: Newswriting and Information Gathering 3
Mass Communications 21 Newspaper Production I 3
Mass Communications 22 Newspaper Production II 3
Photography 50 Introduction to Photography 3

Year Two
Course Description Units
English 7 Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines 3
Mass Communications 23 Newspaper Production III 3
Mass Communications 24 Newspaper Production IV 3
Mass Communications 25 Magazine and Newspaper Feature Writing 3
Mass Communications 26 Beginning Photojournalism 3

For specific General Education courses refer to catalog section on Graduation Requirements.
Total minimum units required: 30
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