Liberal Arts/Journalism - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 151

Program Information
This program is designed for students who are planning to pursue a career in writing and/or editing for newspapers or magazines. It is a transfer program that provides the students with the foundation courses and liberal arts background necessary for continuing study in the field of journalism at a four-year college or university. The program will also provide students with enough journalism and writing experience to freelance for local newspapers.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four-year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Gather information and write basic news and feature stories. •Recognize the hierarchy of newsroom structure and the roles of each position in the hierarchy. •Exhibit the ability to edit news features and editorials. •Design and layout a newspaper page using a computer. •Demonstrate problem-solving skills inside the parameters of a newsroom. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.


Program Requirements (17)
Credits
EN
231
Journalism/News Writing I
4
EN
232
Journalism II/Writing for Electronic Media
4
EN
241
Publication, Layout & Design
3
EN
242
Advanced Publication, Layout & Design
3
CO
239
Communications Internship
3

General Education Requirements (46-47)
Credits
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
Mathematics Elective
3
Science Elective
4
Math or Science Elective
3-4
Social Science Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Humanities (Literature) Elective (Required)
3
Humanities Elective
3
Humanities (Foreign Language Elective Recommended)
3
History Elective
3
History Elective
3
Diversity Elective
3

Total Credits: (63-64)