2010-2011 Catalog 
    
    Feb 23, 2020  
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication: Journalism/News Editorial/Photojournalism


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Bachelor’s degree programs in mass communication encompass four major program areas: advertising/public relations, radio/TV/film, journalism/news editorial/photojournalism, and multimedia. For each specialty, nine semester credits in the desired major, in addition to the 37-41 semester credit Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum, are recommended. The remaining credits necessary to complete an associate degree (a minimum of 64 semester credits) should be chosen with the assistance of an academic adviser. Completion of at least 60 semester credits will permit students to transfer as juniors. Community and junior college students are encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer. Some schools have specific requirements for all students for admission to the major (e.g., portfolio review, minimum grade point average and/or other forms of assessment). Please check with your academic adviser. Note: Students should be computer literate. Computer skills may be acquired before or early in the college experience.

This program of study integrates courses in journalism, news editorial and photojournalism and applies current trends and technologies to create a cohesive academic program that meets clearly articulated goals that appropriately describe its scope and mission.

The following list of courses is designed for students choosing to begin their college career at one Illinois school and later transfer to another.

Illinois Articulation Initiative Recommendations


Joliet Junior College participates in the IAI majors panels for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees to help students transfer major courses to an Illinois college or university that participates in IAI. Transferability of major courses is still dependent upon the transfer institution accepting the courses as major courses. An updated list of courses is available at www.itransfer.org/iai/majors and www.itransfer.org/iai/articulationTables. Students should also check the transferability of courses through u.select (formerly known as CAS), which can be found at www.itransfer.org/uselect. Always consult the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer and work with a counselor or an adviser at JJC. Note that students do not graduate with a transfer major from a community college but rather the community college prepares students to have the flexibility to transfer and to choose a major from a number of different areas. Students must be responsible to seek  information to make good curriculum choices. Students should recognize that, even though they may be admitted to a four-year transfer institution, they may need to meet that institution’s separate requirements to be admitted into a particular major.

Total Semester Hours: 9 Semester Hours


IAI General Education Recommendations


II. Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 Semester Hours


Select courses from at least two different areas from IAI Social/Behavioral Sciences.

III. Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Semester Hours


Select one course from IAI Humanities and one course from IAI Fine Arts and one course from either IAI Humanities or Fine Arts.

IV. Physical and Life Sciences: 7-8 Semester Hours


Select one course from IAI Physical Sciences. Select one course from IAI Life Sciences. Select at least one laboratory course.

V. Mathematics: 3-6 Semester Hours


Select one or two IAI Mathematics courses.

Total Semester Hours: 37-41 Semester Hours


Other Transfer Electives: 14-18 Semester Hours


Total Minimum Degree Requirement: 64 Credit Hours


(A.A. or A.S. degree depending on general education courses)

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