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Field of Study Degrees


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ASSOCIATE IN 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 at Brookhaven, Eastfield, North Lake, and Richland Colleges

Degree Code: AA.FS.JOURN.14

In order to be eligible to receive this AA 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 the college awarding the degree.

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.


Course Requirements for the AA Degree with a Field of Study in Mass Communications-Journalism Credit Hours

TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)   CB010 
HIST 1301     CB060

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SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Select ONE of the following: CB090  
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321; OR [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 1311, 1312; CHIN 1311, 1312; CZEC 1311, 1312; FREN 1311, 1312; GERM 1311, 1312; GREE 1311, 1312; ITAL 1311, 1312; JAPN 1311, 1312; KORE 1311, 1312; LATI 1311, 1312; PORT 1311, 1312; RUSS 1311, 1312; SGNL 1301, 1302; SPAN 1311, 1312 OR VIET 1311, 1312]

3

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select ONE of the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1332, 1350, 2342

3

WELLNESS AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select the following: CB090  
PHED 1164

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TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302    

3

SELF AND SOCIETY

Select the following: CB080  
COMM 1307

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

Select ONE of the following: CB060
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

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HUMANITY, CREATIVITY, AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 1316, 1317, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2321; [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; CZEC 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; GREE 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; LATI 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312 OR VIET 2311, 2312]

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SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select TWO of the following: CB030  
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.

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TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

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CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AA 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, 2316, 2327, 2330, 2332 or 2339

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GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDITS

Select 3 hours from one of the following groups:
COMM 1336, 1337, 2300, 2303, 2309, 2324, 2325, 2326, 2328, 2329, 2331, 2366, 2389

OR

Select EACH of the following:
COMM 1129, 1130, 2129

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REQUIRED COMMUNICATION COURSES

Select the following:
COMM 2302

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS AA DEGREE
60

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: COMM 1307 and 9 credit hours from the required Mass-Communications-Journalism Field of Study courses.


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