Journalism

Associate of Arts

Center for Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences 
CCD.edu/Journalism

Journalism Transfer

Stories will always be told — how we tell those stories is changing, however. There has never been a more exciting time to be in journalism. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and smartphones — all are feeding an ever-growing demand for news. CCD’s journalism department offers many opportunities if you are interested in multi-media journalism.

In this program, you’ll learn to interview, write, report, edit, and produce news stories for a variety of media —newspapers and magazines, television, radio, and the Internet. You can specialize in one area or work across all media. A good journalist not only has technical and professional skills, but also intellectual curiosity about the world. Journalism students are prepared for careers as writers, reporters, editors, and producers for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and online newsrooms and other new multimedia outlets. Our program is designed to train you to analyze and explain the complex events of our times as well as raise journalistic standards in all media.
CCD’s journalism program offers classes that will start you on the path to a career as a journalist and give you what you need to transfer to a four-year university.

This guaranteed course transfer agreement only applies to Metropolitan State University of Denver.

 
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 4
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
Communication and Popular Culture: GT-AH1  
Creative Writing I GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
JOU 105 Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3 3
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course 4
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Integrated Science II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Elective Course 3
Media News and Reporting  
New Media  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
COM 220 Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
History of Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1~GT-SC2) 3
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Choose One Elective Course 3
Media News and Reporting  
New Media  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
COM 217 Group Communication 3
JOU 231 Introduction to Public Relations 4
Choose One Communication Course 3
Career Communication  
Communication in Healthcare  
Gender Communication  
Advanced Public Speaking  
Organizational Communication  
Internship  
Choose One History or Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-HI1,GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
History of American West: GT-HI1  
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
US Foreign Relations History: GT-HI1  
American Government: GT-SS1  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60