Jan 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Mass Communication - Journalism


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Mass Communication courses seek to enable students to think critically and communicate effectively thereby preparing them for careers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism and mass communication.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Arts

Emphasis: Journalism

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3This A.A. degree requires proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 6 hours of intermediate college-level work, which can be applied toward B.A. degree requirements at a senior institution. Students must be proficient at the intermediate level to enroll in any foreign language 2010 class. Advanced preparation through the Elementary sequence (6 hours) of foreign language courses may be necessary.

4Other electives subject to approval by Mass Communication advisor and determined to be appropriate course selection transferable to specific institutions.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

 

First Year


Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • 1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    Foreign Language 2010 (3 hrs.)3

    1 History Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from HIST 1110 or 2010)2

    1 Humanities Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


Program Degree Requirements - A.A. Mass Communications - Journalism


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)


Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)


Natural Science (8 hours)


Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1 8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)


Total Credit Hours 60


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