Oct 28, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Journalism and Print Media, A.S.


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HEGIS: 5008.00
PROGRAM CODE: 81225
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Frank Percaccio

DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH

The Journalism and Print Media AS degree is designed to provide students with the foundational courses that emphasize news gathering skills, narrative techniques, critical thinking, close examination of texts and effective writing, operation of publishing tools and software, and a working knowledge of the role and responsibilities of ethical journalism in a multicultural society.  The degree is designed for transfer to baccalaureate programs.  

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.


Degree Map:

Degree Map for Journalism and Print Media, A.S.  

Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation. 

To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map. 

Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the Journalism and Print Media degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. demonstrate news-gathering skills, including research and interviewing methods
  2. write grammatically correct, accurate, objective, and comprehensive accounts
  3. demonstrate a working knowledge of ethical journalism, including an understanding of the purpose of journalism
  4. be able to use various narrative techniques in news and feature stories for print and the web
  5. be skilled in the basic operation of desktop publishing tools
  6. be critically aware of the roles and ethical responsibilities of journalists in a multicultural society

College Requirements:


English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).

Civic Engagement Experiences:


One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:


One (1) Writing Intensive Course  in any discipline is required. 

Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):


When Required Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

* Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):


When Flexible Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

One course from each Group A to E. and one (1) additional course from any group

No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline

A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course


B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course


C. Creative Expression Designated Course


D. Individual and Society Designated Course


E. Scientific World Designated Course


Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Major Requirements (10 to 11 Courses, 30 to 33 Credits):


Electives:


0 to 17 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits

Total Credits: 60


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