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2013-14 Catalog 
2013-14 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Option, Communication, A.S.

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Program Design

The Journalism Option, Communication associate degree program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in print journalism as correspondents, reporters or feature writers. Students will be expected to build strong writing and communication skills, as well as a broad understanding of history, government, economics, social science and ethics – all areas critical to the practicing journalist. Cooperative education/work experience is required.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Journalism Option, Communication degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Report and write basic news stories including obituaries, accident/fire/disaster stories, news conferences and town meetings, using standard news style and applying the concepts of fairness and accuracy.
  2. Identify, report and write feature stories.
  3. Report and write for television news programming.
  4. Operate under the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and understand the ethics involved in making journalistic and editorial choices.
  5. Choose appropriate sources, conduct interviews and use quotation and attribution correctly.
  6. Define and assess the role of the news media within the context of history, government and society.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Total Credits Required: 60-61

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