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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Pre-Multimedia Journalism, A.A. (General Transfer)


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Academic Program Code: 402

This program prepares students to transfer to a 4-year institution to study journalism. Journalists investigate news tips, observe events at news scenes, research people and events, and interview sources. Skills required include: reading, writing, editing, proofreading, organizing, word processing, desktop publishing, and familiarity with online publishing. Personal skills needed include “a nose for news,” persistence, initiative, poise, resourcefulness, a good memory, physical stamina, and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

General Education Courses


Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list.  Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


 All students must take EN 101.

Humanities


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Social Sciences


Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Natural Sciences


Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education courses from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.

Mathematics


Select one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours


30 (minimum)

Program Courses


Program Elective Courses


Select twelve (12) credit hours of program electives from the courses below. Courses should be selected based on the program, minor, or elective credit requirements at the 4 year institution to which you are transferring.

General Elective Courses


Select a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours to be used toward your program, minor, or elective credit requirements at the 4 year institution to which you are transferring.

Total Credit Hours


60

Transfer Notes


Contact the university/college you intend to transfer to for assistance with course selections and verification of the transferability of course credits.

Program Notes


It is recommended that students take JR 251 and 252 their first year at GRCC. This will allow students an opportunity to jump into real-world reporting experience working as a staff member at The Collegiate during their first year at the college. 

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