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Degree Plans - Journalism / Mass Communication (AA)

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Journalism/Mass Communication is a thrilling and dynamic career that is essential to the livelihood of a progressive and knowledgeable society.

We offer you a unique educational experience by teaching you the general media literacy skills required in our media-saturated society as well as specific skill-sets applicable to the emerging technologically-driven marketplace.

The Associate of Arts degree provides students with the first two years of a liberal arts education with an emphasis on journalism.

The TJC Communications Journalism/Mass Communication degree, while providing the first two years of a liberal arts education, is an excellent stepping stone to a long and prosperous career. Start getting your first-hand job experience at TJC with our student publication and website.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AA
Field of Study
Yes
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses Δ 16 Credits

COMM 1335 Introduction to Electronic Media

 

COMM 2311 Media Writing

 

COMM 2305 Editing and Layout OR
COMM 1316 News Photography I

 
COMM 2315 News Reporting  

COMM 2339 Writing for Radio, Television and Film OR
COMM 2389 Academic Cooperative

 
TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits
In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement. Major Courses: 16
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

MATH XXXX Mathematics Core

3

XXXX x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core

4

EDUC 1300 Learning Framework**

3

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication*

3
Second Semester Credit Hours
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
3

ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing

3

XXXX x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core

4

XXXX x3xx Creative Arts Core

3

COMM 1335 Introduction to Electronic Media

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy and Culture Core

3

HIST 1301 United States History I

3

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

3

COMM 2311 Media Writing

3
COMM 2305 Editing & Layout OR
COMM 1316 News Photography I
3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

HIST 1302 United States History II OR
HIST 2301 Texas History

3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3

COMM 2315 News Reporting 

3

COMM 22339 Writing for Radio, Television, and Film OR 
COMM 2389 Academic Cooperative

3
xxxx x1xx Elective 1
Total Semester Hours 60

Δ Classes chosen in field of study must be different from courses used for Core requirements. 

*From the core choices, COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication is required

**Recommended Core Curriculum course. Other Core Curriculum courses may satisfy this requirement.

NOTE: Some courses are only offered during Fall semester or Spring semester but not both. Please plan accordingly.