Associate of Arts

Arts, Communication & Design Pathway

Journalism Transfer Major

The purpose of journalism is to see life and make sense of the world by sharing our stories. These stories find us, draw us closer, make us feel, and shape our decisions.

In this journalism program, you will learn how to be curious about the world by asking questions. You will learn why truth and ethics matter when reporting news stories or when you write public relations press releases. You will also learn the technical skills of writing stories, video production, still photography, and audio production that afford us the ability to share these stories in different media such as social media, television, radio, and online news outlets.

CCD’s journalism program offers classes that will start you on this path to a career as a journalist or as a public relations professional and give you what you need to transfer to a four-year university.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
SOC 1002 Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3 (FYE) 3
COM 1150 Public Speaking 3
ENG 1021 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
JOU 1005 Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3 3
MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 4
Second Semester
COM 1250 Interpersonal Communication: GT-SS3 3
ENG 1022 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
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  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 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  
Choose One Journalism Course 3
Media News and Reporting  
New Media  
Third Semester
COM 2300 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
Women in U.S. History: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (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 Journalism Course 3
Media News and Reporting  
New Media  
Fourth Semester
COM 2220 Group Communication: GT-SS3 3
COM 1010 Communicating through Technology 1
JOU 2031 Introduction to Public Relations 3
Choose One Communication Course 3
Communication in Healthcare  
Communication and Popular Culture: GT-AH1  
Organizational Communication  
Social & Behavioral Science 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  
 Total Credits60

NOTE: The faculty at Community College of Denver have chosen course elective options for this program of study based on the skills students will need to be successful in this discipline. However, for a complete list of available course options, please go to the Colorado Department of Higher Education Transfer Degree Agreement for this program.