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HUJOU - Humanities Program, Journalism Option, A.A.

Program Title

Humanities Program, Journalism Option, A.A.

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Program Description

This option provides the writing skills and general studies necessary for transfer to a four-year college to prepare for various positions in writing and publishing, such as reporter, editor, researcher, special-interest writer, book reviewer. Skills learned in journalism are helpful for careers in advertising, law, public relations and business.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

- Stay current on the ever-growing journalism industry and the convergence of various media types
- Explain how a story grows or changes depending upon the medium reporting the news
- Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes good, fair and unbiased journalism and use critical thinking skills to determine when these standards are being violated
- Gather news and evaluate the credibility of news sources
- Perform basic interviewing techniques
- Follow a journalistic writing style, such as AP, to write impact-driven, concise and precise stories in a variety of formats, such as spot news, features, editorials, and reviews
- Analyze and synthesize notes and other sources to create unbiased news reports and well-argued critiques and editorials


General Education: 45-48 Credits

As described in the General Education section of the catalog and as identified below:

Career Studies: 6 Credits as Follows:

  • course - Introduction to Journalism Credits: 3

  • course - Journalism II Credits: 3

Career Studies: 6 Credits From Among the Following:

  • course - Communication Credits: 3

  • course - Communication Media Credits: 3

  • course - Introduction to Public Relations Credits: 3

  • course - Special Project - Journalism Credits: 1-6

  • course - Journalism Internship Credits: 1-6

  • course - Introduction to Radio Credits: 3

  • course - Television Production Credits: 3

Electives: 0-3 Credits

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Suggested Sequence

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on completion of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Semester 1: Fall Term

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2: Spring Term

Total Credits: 13

Semester 3: Fall Term

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4: Spring Term

Total Credits: 12-15

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits is required from the Mathematics, Science or Technological Competency knowledge areas.