Concentration in News Media Studies (Plan Code: LASDTAA, Subplan Code: NEWSMEDIA)

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Core Courses
JOUR 101Introduction to Journalism5
JOUR 111Digital News5
Select three credits/units from the following:3
College News Production (3 credits/units)
College News Production (3 credits/units)
College News Production (3 credits/units)
ENGL 127Creative Nonfiction Writing5
CMST& 102Intro to Mass Media5
Additional Coursework
Select one from the following:3-4
Photographic Storytelling (3 credits/units)
Video and Sound Production I (4 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units26-27

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Students who complete the News Media Studies Certificate will be able to explain current news media principles and practices and appropriately apply fundamental news production skills.

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