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If you are inquisitive, can think on your feet, and like to write, a degree in journalism could be for you.

In this program, you’ll learn news writing, research and interviewing techniques and multi-media news production. The program also builds your critical-thinking skills and your understanding of how the media impacts your life and perceptions about society. While a student, you could help publish The Communicator, SFCC’s student newspaper, and gain hands-on experience in writing, editing, photography and layout.

Whether you want to become a reporter or work in corporate communications, this program will help you build the journalistic skills to tell others’ stories across a variety of mediums, including print, broadcast, TV and online.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Direct Transfer Agreement - Associate in Arts

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 89 - 93

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
JOURN 101
College Newspaper Production I
3
JOURN 110
Mass Media
5
Total Credits
 
13
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
JOURN 102
College Newspaper Production II
3
JOURN 220
Introduction to News Writing
5
Choose one from:
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
FILM 236
The Documentary Film
5
MUSC& 105
Music Appreciation
5
Choose one from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Total Credits
 
18
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
JOURN 103
College Newspaper Production III
3
Choose one from:
BIOL 100
Environmental Biology
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
Choose one from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 270
Nutrition for Fitness
3
Choose one from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC 221
Race and Ethnic Relations
5
SOC 230
Sociology of Gender
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
JOURN 201
College Newspaper Production IV
3
Choose one from:
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
HUM& 101
Introduction to Humanities
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Choose one from:
HIST& 116
Western Civilization I
5
HIST& 117
Western Civilization II
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
POLS& 101
Intro to Political Science
5
POLS& 202
American Government
5
Total Credits
 
13
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
JOURN 202
College Newspaper Production V
3
PHOTO 237
Documentary Storytelling
5
Choose one from:
BIOL 100
Environmental Biology
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Choose one from:
ART 101
Fundamentals of Drawing
4
PE 106
Yoga Fitness
1
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
Total Credits
 
14 - 18
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
JOURN 225
Multimedia Journalism
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics
5
Choose one from:
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics
5
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Max. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

  • Jason Nix
    Jason Nix
    Journalism
    A.A.S., Wallace State Community College; B.A., M.A., Auburn University; additional studies: Poynter Institute for Media Studies
    Jason.Nix@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3791

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Heather Bellerud

Curriculum Advisor
Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3195
Building 15, Room 106