Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3120
First Term: 2010 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62
CIP Code: 09.0401

Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Telecommunication/Journalism (44)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Not Found

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Journalism provides 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 studentsÂ’ abilities to write both news and feature stories. The development of news judgment is also 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.

Required Courses
CIS105 Survey of Computers Information Systems 3
+ENG216 Persuasive Writing on Public Issues 3
+JRN125 Photo Editing 3

+JRN133 Development of Small Publications (3) OR
JRN205 Copyediting (3) 3

+JRN201 News Writing 3
+JRN203 Writing for Online Media 3
JRN215 News Production 3
JRN225 Photojournalism 3
JRN234 Feature Writing 3
+JRN240++ Journalism Internship 1-3
MCO120 Media and Society 3
+MCO220 Cultural Diversity and the Media 3
Credits: 34-36

Program Competencies
1. Analyze and write persuasive research-based arguments addressing topics of current public interest. (ENG216)
2. Read negatives and contact prints; use cropping/proportion wheel to size prints. (JRN125)
3. Layout, edit and publish a small newspaper. (JRN125)
4. Write and design an in-house publication. (JRN133)
5. Access news through use of the interview and other tools of journalism. (JRN201)
6. Write news stories. (JRN215)
7. Research and write human interest stories for a daily or weekly newspaper. (JRN234)
8. Complete a practical journalism work experience with a newspaper or other news organization. (JRN240++)
9. Describe the interrelationship among the mass media: newspapers, magazines, television, motion pictures, radio, recordings, books, advertising and public relations. (MCO120)
10. Explain the impact of racial and gender roles on the media and the impact of media roles on U.S. race relations and racial change; describe roles, contributions, and challenges of the minority press in the United States. (MCO220)
11. Use information and resources available on the Internet in writing, and write for publication on the Internet. (JRN203)
12. Apply digital technology and photojournalism principles/techniques, including camera functions, controls, and Adobe Photoshop software use, to color and black and white photography for print and online use. (JRN225)
13. Perform microcomputer applications in word processing, spreadsheet, and database; Includes programming and use of the Internet. Explore relevant emerging technologies. (CIS105)
14. Apply copy editing techniques and Associated Press style to all written elements contained in print or online versions of a newspaper to help achieve greater clarity, succinctness and comprehension. (JRN205)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 23, 2010

All information 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.