A new journalism transfer degree has been approved and will be offered at Pierce College through the Media Arts Department.
For details see below:
Associate in Arts degree in Journalism for Transfer
For California State University transfer students
This degree is intended for students transferring to a California State University campus. It is not a requirement for transfer but may give students an admission advantage at some CSU campuses. Not all CSU campuses accept this degree as fulfillment of lower-division major requirements. Students should meet with a counselor to determine if this degree is a good option for them. Information on which CSU campuses accept this degree can be found at http://www.sb1440.org/
Students pursuing the Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer Degree (AA-T in Journalism) will engage in the study of journalism. In addition they will improve their critical thinking, communication skills and writing skills. The goal of this degree is to provide students a basic understanding of the field of Journalism and a strong academic foundation in the social sciences from which to engage in upper division coursework in Journalism at a California State University campus.
Students must complete 60 units which are eligible for transfer to the California State University. Students must fulfill the general education requirements and the major and elective courses to total 60 units. Students may choose to follow either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) OR the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements. Students must maintain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major.
JOURNAL 100: Social Values in Mass Communication
JOURNAL 101: Collecting and Writing News
Choose one from the following:
JOURNAL 217 & 219: Publication Laboratory & Techniques for Staff Editors
JOURNAL 220: Magazine Editing
BRDCSTG 10: Radio Programming and Production
List A: Select one course: If Course below was taken for required core listed above, it may not be used to meet this area.
MULTIMD 801: Multimedia Storytelling
JOURNAL 202: Advanced Newswriting
PUB REL 1: Principles of Public Relations
PHOTO 20: Beginning Photojournalism
JOURNAL 251: Visual Communication in Mass Media
JOURNAL 218: Practical Editing
List B: Select two courses from the following: If Course below was taken for required core listed above, it may not be used to meet this area.
PHOTO 101: Beginning Digital Photography
MATH 227: Statistics OR STAT 1: Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences
PUB REL 1: Principles of Public Relations
POL SCI 1: The Government of the United States
POL SCI 2: Modern World Governments
ENGLISH 103: Composition and Critical Thinking
COMM 4: Argumentation
Total units required for the major
General Education Requirements
REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION PLAN
One of the following plans must be completed for this degree.
CSU GE Breadth Certification Plan
IGETC: grade of C or better required in each course.
A minimum of 12 semester units of the units used toward the degree must be completed in residence at Pierce College.
Competency Requirement: (LACCD E-79)
The following courses and examinations are approved to meet the competency requirement for the Associate Degree for all students entering Fall 2009 as defined in LACCD Board Rule 6201.12.
Mathematics Competency The competency requirement in mathematics for the Associate Degree may be met by completion of one of the following:
1. Completion of Mathematics 125: Intermediate Algebra (or the equivalent from another college) with a grade of “C” or better or any higher-level mathematics course with a prerequisite of at least Mathematics 125 or the equivalent OR
2. A passing score on the Los Angeles Community College District Intermediate Algebra Competency Examination OR
3. A score of 3 or higher on one of the following Advanced Placement (AP) exams: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics
4. Complete the Pierce College assessment exam in mathematics and achieve a score determined comparable to satisfactory completion of Math 125, Intermediate Algebra. That is, students who place into a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra have met the competency requirement.
Reading & Written Expression Competency
The competency requirement in reading and written expression for the Associate Degree may be met by completion of one of the following:
1. Completion of English 101 (or the equivalent from another college) with a grade of “C” or better OR
2. A score of 3 or higher on one of the following Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: English Language and Composition, English Composition and Literature OR
3. Completion of English 101 through credit-by-examination. Students must meet the eligibility requirements for credit-by-examination. Refer to Credit-by-Examination section of this catalog for details.