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A.A - Liberal Arts - Communications - Journalism Option

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Program Description

This Associate degree program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college with a major in Journalism and/or Communications. The Journalism major can also serve as a basis for careers in newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, Websites, as well as public relations, advertising, and marketing departments and organizations. Students are given the opportunity to contribute to and work on SCCC publications such as the internet-based College Hill. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • ■ Communicate with speed and accuracy.
  • ■ Understand how to interpret source’s information and quotes.
  • ■ Know how to use appropriate and trustworthy background information.
  • ■ Write according to style guide dictates.
  • ■ Compose with grammatical and mechanical precision.
  • ■ Distinguish among gossip, hearsay, innuendo, insinuation, and prediction.
  • ■ Adapt communicating styles to suit the particular demands of any medium.

Program Requirements

CODE AREA OF STUDY CR.
COLL COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS (4 cr.)
COLL101 FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS 3.00
COLL205 COLLEGE CAPSTONE IN JOURNALISM 1.00
GER COMMUNICATION (9 cr.)
ENGL101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3.00
ENGL102 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3.00
ENGL201 EFFECTIVE SPEAKING 3.00
GER HUMANITIES* [+] (9 cr.)
  Philosophy Elective - 3 cr. (Choose a course from the list with a PHIL course designation) World Language II or higher - 3 cr. (Choose a course from list with an AMSL, CHIN, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, RUSS, or SPAN course designation) Humanities Elective - 3 cr. (Choose course from list)  
GER HISTORY* [+] (6 cr.)
  Choose a two course History sequence.  
GER MATH* [+] and SCIENCE* [+] ELECTIVES (10/12 cr.)
 

Choose 2 Math Electives & 1 Science Elective

or

Choose 2 Science Electives & 1 Math Elective
 
GER TECHNOLOGY* [+] (3 cr.)
GER SOCIAL SCIENCE* [+] (6 cr.)
  Choose POLS101 or POLS105 and a Social Science elective  
POLS101 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 3.00
POLS105 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 3.00
GER GLOBAL & CULTURAL AWARENESS* [+] (3 cr.)
REQ REQUIRED COURSES (9 cr.)
COMM101 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGL215 JOURNALISM I 3.00
ENGL217 JOURNALISM II 3.00
ELECT ELECTIVES (3 cr.)
COMM220/PHOT220 PHOTOJOURNALISM 3.00
COMM225 PUBLIC RELATIONS 3.00
COMM230 CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND SURVEY OF THE CINEMA 3.00
  Total Degree Credits:   62/64
       

*Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College catalog.
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Effective Date: July 1, 2017
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