Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Language Arts

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Journalism. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Journalism through the study of mass communication; reporting, writing, and editing; multimedia journalism including podcasting and videography; and workplace skills and leadership. Students will acquire skills and abilities in a variety of communication media.

Program Outcomes

  • Articulate the power and effect of mass media on culture and society.
  • Create quality journalism that reflects professional standards.
  • Understand and apply concepts of critical thinking, effective leadership, hierarchy, and basic media ethics and law.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Journalism for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include media publishing, public relations firms, advertising firms, and non-profit agencies. It is also appropriate for those seeking jobs requiring photography or computer skills and for those interested in law, criminal justice, graphic arts and web page design. Language skills are heavily emphasized.

GENERAL EDUCATION37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES14.5
JOUR 001Writing for New Media3.5
JOUR 007Mass Communication *3
JOUR 130Media Practicum I4
JOUR 131Media Practicum II4
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES6-7
Select two of the following courses:
COMM 005Argumentation and Debate *3
ECON 040Principles of Microeconomics *3
or ECON 050 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENGL 002Logic and Composition *3
JOUR 011Intro to Digital Photography3
MATH 021Introduction to Statistics *4
or SSCI 025 Statistics - Social Sciences
PHIL 020Introductory Logic *3
PHIL 025Critical Thinking *3
POLS 005Federal, State and Local Govt *3
POLS 006Comparative Politics *3
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ELECTIVES4.5-10.5
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.
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TOTAL60

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a "C" (2.0) average and a "C" or better grade in all required major and unrestricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).