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COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA ARTS: JOURNALISM / A.A. DEGREE

Ammerman
Hegis Code: 5008

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: COMA-AA
 

     This A.A. degree program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college to pursue careers in journalism, magazine writing, public relations or writing for trade and web publications.

     The curriculum emphasizes a core of journalism courses with a background of liberal arts courses designed for transfer. The student will be trained in the basic principles and practices of journalism and will be given an opportunity to write for and participate in the production of the student newspaper as well as the College Reporter blog.

     The program contains a selection of liberal arts courses - social science, humanities, math and science - to gain a wide range of knowledge useful for writing in the field. It also contains the opportunity for practical journalistic experience, preparing students for eventual employment on newspapers, magazines, websites, or in public relation agencies.

     The journalism curriculum gives students a basic background in the discipline in preparation for selecting journalism as a major at a four-year college or university. Students should check with their academic advisors for transfer information, articulation agreements with four-year colleges, and information about employment opportunities in the field.


FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Credits
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* ENG170: Introduction to Journalism 3
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or IND101: Civilization: The Human Experience I
3
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3
Physical Education 1
       
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
** ENG171: Intermediate News and Feature Writing 3
ENG207: Mass Media 3
HIS102: Western Civilization II
or IND102: Civilization: The Human Experience II
3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Physical Education 1
       
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
ENG172: Magazine Writing and Public Relations 3
ENG174: Contemporary Non-Fiction Journalism 3
** ENG200: Editing and Design 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
RTV101: Introduction to Broadcasting
or RTV102: Issues in Broadcasting
3
       
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
ENG175: Journalism Practicum 3
§ Humanities Elective 3
MKT213: Advertising 3
£ Social Science Elective 3
Unrestricted Elective 3
       
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64.5-65.5

*ENG101 is a corequisite of ENG170 and may be taken at the same time.
**ENG171 is offered only in the spring semester.
Students may choose any college-level math course they are qualified to take. MAT101, MAT102 and MAT103 are recommended.
ENG172 is offered only in the fall semester.
£To be selected from the following courses: ANT101, ANT103, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, POL107.
§Any humanities course other than English.
These courses constitute the major courses in the curriculum.

NOTE: 1) Students planning to transfer to SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY core General Education Requirements in the college catalog for information on selection of elective courses.
2) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
English 9 credits
Journalism 18 credits
Humanities 6 credits
Social Science 12 credits
Mathematics / Science 7-8 credits
Business 3 credits
Radio and Television Production 3 credits
Unrestricted 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits