2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Field of Study Degrees


ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN
MASS COMMUNICATIONS-JOURNALISM

This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Offered on Brookhaven, Eastfield and Richland Campuses

Degree Code: AA.FS.JOURN.17

In order to be eligible to receive this A.A. degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

This degree may be taken through a combination of on-campus and distance education offerings; or if planned correctly, the degree may be completed entirely through distance education. Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below "C" in transfer.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.


This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.



Courses Required for the A.A. Degree with a Field of Study in Mass Communications-Journalism
Component Areas
and CB Codes
Courses Semester-Credit Hours Required

Communication
(CB010)
Select EACH of the following:

ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better is required)
ENGL 1302

6
Mathematics
(CB020)
Select ONE of the following:

(A grade of "C" or better is required.)
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1414, 1442, 2412, 2413, 2414

*Note: If a student takes the four (4) credit hour mathematics course; three (3) of those hours will apply towards the mathematics requirement. The remaining one (1) credit hour from that mathematics course will be applied to the general elective requirement and does not count towards the 42-hour Core.

3-4*
Life and Physical Sciences
(CB030)
Select TWO of the following:

ANTH 2401, BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

ENVR 1401, 1402

GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

8
Language, Philosophy and Culture
(CB040)
Select ONE of the following:

ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2351

HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319

PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312

3
Creative Arts
(CB050)
Select ONE of the following:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DANC 2303

DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366

HUMA 1311, 1315

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3
American History
(CB060)
Select the following:

HIST 1301

and

Select ONE of the following:
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

6
Government/Political Science
(CB070)
Select EACH of the following:

GOVT 2305, 2306

6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
(CB080)
Select the following:

COMM 1307

3
Component Area Option
(CB090)
Select FOUR (4) credit hours from ONE of the following options:

Option A: SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SGNL 1301, 1302 and PHED 1164

OR

Option B: FOREIGN LANGUAGE - ARAB 1411, 1412; CHIN 1411, 1412; FREN 1411, 1412; GERM 1411, 1412; ITAL 1411, 1412; JAPN 1411, 1412; KORE 1411, 1412; PORT 1411, 1412; RUSS 1411, 1412; SPAN 1411, 1412
4
CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS A.A. DEGREE 42

REQUIRED MASS COMMUNICATIONS-JOURNALISM FIELD OF STUDY COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
COMM 2311, 2315

Select TWO of the following:
COMM 1316, 1317, 1318, 1319, 1335, 2305, 2327, 2330, 2332 or 2339

12

COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE CREDITS

Select ONE of the following:

COMM 1336, 1337, 2300, 2303, 2324, 2328, 2329, 2331, 2389
3

REQUIRED COMMUNICATION COURSES

Select the following:
COMM 2302

3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS A.A. DEGREE
60

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: COMM 1307 and 12 credit hours from the required Mass-Communications-Journalism Field of Study courses.