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Palomar College Journalism Department

Educating Tomorrow's Journalists

New degree in Journalism!

This state transfer degree should make it easier for students to get through Palomar and get onto a CSU! It is laid out so students know what they need to take. Here is more background on the state-wide initiative.

Proposed Start: 2013 Fall
Status: Pending
Last Updated: Fall 2013
Discipline: Journalism (JOUR)

AS-T Transfer Major

The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer teaches students the methods and techniques for gathering, processing and delivering news. It prepares students for careers in print and multimedia journalism. It includes instruction in news writing and editing, reporting, multimedia story production, and professional standards and ethics.
Careers in this field include book editor, copywriter, film critic, foreign correspondent, freelance writer, online editor, multimedia story producer, journalist, magazine editor, news anchor, newspaper editor, publicist, sportswriter and technical writer.  This major may also lead to many other careers.  For additional possibilities, visit the Career Center.
To obtain the Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer, students must complete the following:

    • Maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. and a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major:
    • a minimum of 18 semester units in the major as determined by the community college district, and:
    • one of the following general education patterns:
      • the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units; OR:
      • the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units
Program Requirements
COMM 100 Introduction to Mass Communication 3   DE
JOUR 101 Multimedia Writing and Reporting 3   DE
JOUR 105 Multimedia News Writing and Production 3
List A – Select 1 course
COMM 104 Introduction to Public Relations 3
JOUR 140 /PHOT 140 Photojournalism 3
JOUR 205 Intermediate Multimedia News Writing and Production 3
JOUR 130 Online Multimedia Journalism 3
List B – Select 2 courses
ECON 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3   DE
ECON 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3   DE
ENG 202 Critical Thinking and Composition 4
MATH 120 Elementary Statistics 3   DE
PHIL 115 Critical Thinking 3   DE
PHOT 100 Elementary Film and Darkroom Photography 3
SPCH 105 Beginning Argumentation and Debate 3

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