Journalism Concentration, Associate in Arts Degree

General Education Requirements for Journalism

Choose from the General Education Requirements according to your goals and interests and the requirements of your intended transfer institution. The recommended General Education courses for this concentration include the following:


  • SPC:112 Public Speaking, 3 credits

Social Sciences:

  • POL:111 American National Government, 3 credits
  • PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits
  • SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits


  • CSC:107 Computer Literacy, 3 credits
  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits


Concentration Electives for Journalism

Journalism/Communication requirements vary depending on the transfer institution. It is important to plan your course selection carefully with both your community college advisor and your intended transfer institution. Choose elective courses as needed to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate Degree.

Recommended Electives

  • COM:140 Introduction to Mass Media, 3 credits
  • JOU:120 Beginning Newswriting, 3 credits
  • JOU:123 Intermediate Newswriting, 3 credits
  • JOU:941 Practicum, 1-3 credits


Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College