Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

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


Academic Program Code: 402

This academic program lays the foundation for students to transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Journalism (also titled “Multimedia Journalism,” “Journalism and Technical Communication,” depending on the 4-year institution).

The JR courses combine classroom learning with the practical hands-on application of writing for The Collegiate, GRCC’s award-winning web-based student publication. 

Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism are prepared to find jobs in all fields that require strong writing and communication skills including jobs in all forms of media such as print, broadcast, or online.  Additional opportunities for students who complete a bachelor’s degree in Journalism could include careers in related fields such as business, non-profit organizations, government, public relations, media affairs, community outreach and advocacy, and advertising and marketing. 

By declaring this Pre-Major, students are on track to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and to transfer to a 4-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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


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 a minimum of four (4) courses from the list below. Courses should be selected based on your identified program or major at the 4-year transfer institution that you plan to attend. For assistance, please see a GRCC advisor or faculty member, in addition to viewing the “Transfer Notes” section below.

Open Elective Courses


In addition to the above coursework, you will need to take other GRCC courses to complete your degree. 

The GRCC course listed below may be helpful for students pursuing a Journalism major at a 4-year institution and is a recommended open elective. However, the course listed below may not satisfy specific program or major requirements at your 4-year institution. For maximum transferability, all courses should be selected based on your identified program or major at the 4-year transfer institution that you plan to attend. 

The number of elective credit hours that you will need to complete this Pre-Major will depend on the number of credit hours that remain in order for you to reach the 60 credits needed to graduate. For assistance in developing an academic plan, please see a GRCC advisor or faculty member.

Total Credit Hours


60

Program Notes


It is recommended that students take JR 251  and JR 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. 

Transfer Notes


Be aware that many 4-year institutions limit the number of credits that you can transfer from GRCC, and have final determination regarding the transferability and applicability of GRCC courses. Contact the 4-year institution to which you intend to transfer for assistance with course selections and verification of the transferability and applicability of courses/credits. It is recommended that you meet with an advisor to review the requirements for this program and have any questions about transfer answered prior to completing this degree program at GRCC.

In What Order Should I Take Classes?


In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

General Education Course-Mathematics

General Education Course

General Education Course

JR 251 - News Writing and Reporting  

EN 102 - English Composition II  

OR

COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  

OR

COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication  

General Education Course

General Education Course-Nat Sci Lab

Priority III Priority IV

General Education Course

General Education Course-Nat Sci

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult My Degree Path for specific degree requirements.