Journalism (AAJOUR)

Associate in Arts

This associate degree program prepares students to transfer to a 4-year college or university and major in journalism. Four specialty courses provide a solid background in journalism-related content, including:

  • research,
  • writing,
  • reporting and
  • editing on print and digital platforms.

Our Writing Center (LA 355) serves students enrolled in English courses, as well as any WCC student or employee working on any writing project.

This is a high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution and major in journalism. Four specialty courses provide a solid background in journalism-related content. Students in the program will gain invaluable experience in areas of a career in journalism.

High Skill Occupation High Wage Occupation, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Madonna University, BA degree;
Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
English & College Readiness
Advisors
David Waskin
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 130   Introduction to Mass Communication 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
JRN 111   Introduction to Journalism 3
Elective   Math Elective(s) 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 101 or   Fundamentals of Speaking
ENG 226   Composition II 3
JRN 210   Introduction to Copy Editing* 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Lab Elective(s) 3
  Elective(s) Any 100-level or above course to to reach a minimum 60 credits 4
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
JRN 217   Introduction to Feature Writing* 3
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 1 3
  Elective(s) Any 100-level or above course to to reach a minimum 60 credits 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 1 3
  Restricted Elective(s) 1 ENG 107 or Any 100-level or above course from COM, GDT, PHO, PLS, VID or WEB 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
JRN 220   Introduction to Digital Journalism* 3
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2 3
  Restricted Elective(s) 2 ENG 107 or Any 100-level or above course from COM, GDT, PHO, PLS, VID or WEB 3
  Elective(s) Any 100-level or above course to to reach a minimum 60 credits 4
Total 16

Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*JRN 217 is offered in Fall only; JRN 210 and JRN 220 are offered in Winter only.