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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Journalism

The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Journalism majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Journalism baccalaureate degree.

This degree is designed for students interested in an introduction to the field of Journalism and for students looking to further their education in the field of Journalism to best be prepared to enter the job market. Students will demonstrate a wide breadth and depth of understanding of mass media theories, methods and concepts. The degree is intended for students who are interested in Journalism and are planning on transferring to a California State University and majoring in Journalism or Mass Communications. Other similar Mass Communication concentrations are Broadcast Journalism, Entertainment Studies, Photo Communications and Public Relations.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
JOUR 120 - Communications Reporting and WritingM3.0
JOUR 120 - Communications Reporting and Writing (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

The course is an introduction to the writing and editing techniques used in the newspaper industry, with an emphasis on gathering information and the principles of clarity and conciseness. Students will use computers during class and lab times. This course is intended for students who are pursuing the Associate of Science Degree/Certificate of Achievement in Mass Communications with either Mass Media or Print Media Specializations.

Select one: ECON 101 / ECON 101H / ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H / GDSN 172 / JOUR 147 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHTO 190 / POLS 110 / POLS 110H / POLS 130 / SPCH 140 / SPCH 240 M3.0†
ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course in which students learn to describe and analyze the performance and policies of national economic systems, with an emphasis on the US economy. It is intended for Economics or Business majors as well as to satisfy General Education requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ECON 101H - Principles of Macroeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course in which students learn to describe and analyze the performance and policies of national economic systems, with an emphasis on the US economy. It is intended for Economics or Business majors as well as to satisfy General Education requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of at least a "C" or better
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. This Honors section is open to all students who have completed ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. Students will be expected to analyze issues in more depth and write on them at greater length than they would in a non-honors section.

GDSN 172 - Publication Design (3.0 units)

Advisory:NVOC,285; READ 022 or appropriate placement; ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of Publication Design, a sub-discipline of Graphic Design and uses page-layout software (Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the Principles and Elements of Design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution as well as current methods/styles critical concepts and professional practices employed by Graphic Designers. This course includes portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards.

JOUR 147 - Broadcast News (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students interested in broadcasting for television. Students learn the principles and techniques of broadcast news with special reference to the gathering and writing of news for television, script writing, and interviewing; and the procedures and techniques of presenting the news for broadcast. This course covers law and ethics; producing news packages; live-to-tape packages; and live shots including SOT/VO, producing, and directing. Students will have the opportunity to produce the “Rio News” weekly segments for the El Paisano digital newspaper.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHTO 190 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black and white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

POLS 130 - Comparative Government (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies, dictatorships, and governments of the developing world. Emphasis is placed on the institutional development and political processes and cultures within these countries. This course features an examination of current political problems and a comparison of such differing ideologies as Marxism, democracy, theocracy, and totalitarianism.This course is intended for the student interested in the study of foreign governments and for those who wish to major in political science.

SPCH 140 - Argumentation and Debate (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of argumentation and debate. Effective methods of research, critical analysis, reasoning, refutation, and listening are stressed. Through debate participation and analysis, students will gain the knowledge and skills to advocate and refute argumentative positions. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations where argumentation, negotiation, and issue-analysis are likely to occur.

SPCH 240 - Argumentation and Discussion (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: SPCH 140 with a grade of "C" or better
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course gives the student expanded practice and theory in argumentation. Students further develop their argumentation knowledge and skills through debate participation, observation, and discussion. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations involving extensive argumentation and deliberation such as law, communication, negotiation, and any area where argumentation and debate occur frequently.

JOUR 241 - Newspaper Production IM4.0
JOUR 241 - Newspaper Production I (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to learn production and management techniques for newspaper production. Students participate in every facet of developing a newspaper for the college community by serving as staff writers, staff photographers, editors, and layout personnel. During the semester, students publish the college newspaper, El Paisano, by having weekly assignments for different sections of the paper, including News, Features, Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Advertising and Sports. In addition, students may be tasked with taking photographs for special Focus pages. Editors are responsible for designing their sections of the newspaper on days designated by publication deadlines by using Quark Express and Photoshop.

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 130, 185
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 146
ENGL 126
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

Total Semester Units:16.5† 
2nd Semester
Select one: JOUR 110 / JOUR 243 / JOUR 244 M3.0†
JOUR 110 - Digital Photojournalism I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction the process of taking photographs using digital cameras, digital video cameras, and digital printing devices. Photocomposition, printing and scanning techniques using Photoshop for the use of publication, and other computer skills related to contemporary photojournalism will also be addressed. Assignments may include work for college publications. This class is recommended for students majoring in journalism or photography. Lab hours are required in addition to scheduled lecture hours.

JOUR 243 - Newspaper Production II (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: JOUR 241
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment; JOUR 120
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to continue to learn production and management techniques for newspaper production and earn their degree in either journalism and/or mass communications with a specialization in print media. Students write, produce, layout pages, copy edit, sell advertisements, and design pages and advertisements using InDesign, Photoshop, and other editing software for the college newspaper, El Paisano. Students also acquire production skills in formatting and file conversions for print media. Students are expected to serve in leadership roles and cover on- and off-campus news.

JOUR 244 - Digital Newspaper Production II (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: JOUR 242
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students interested in improving their journalistic skill sets, and/or furthering their journalism career in the digital realm. Students work hands on with the variety of media platforms used to publish El Paisano Online (www.elpaisanoonline.com). Students produce content for all online aspects of the digital newspaper, including podcasting, broadcasting, news segments, and writing for a mass audience while implementing the video component of all stories. At the conclusion of the course, students will have learned the concept of immediacy for online news while keeping the reader engaged.

Select one: ECON 101 / ECON 101H / ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H / GDSN 172 / JOUR 147 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHTO 190 / POLS 110 / POLS 110H / POLS 130 / SPCH 140 / SPCH 240 M3.0†
ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course in which students learn to describe and analyze the performance and policies of national economic systems, with an emphasis on the US economy. It is intended for Economics or Business majors as well as to satisfy General Education requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ECON 101H - Principles of Macroeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course in which students learn to describe and analyze the performance and policies of national economic systems, with an emphasis on the US economy. It is intended for Economics or Business majors as well as to satisfy General Education requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of at least a "C" or better
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. This Honors section is open to all students who have completed ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. Students will be expected to analyze issues in more depth and write on them at greater length than they would in a non-honors section.

GDSN 172 - Publication Design (3.0 units)

Advisory:NVOC,285; READ 022 or appropriate placement; ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of Publication Design, a sub-discipline of Graphic Design and uses page-layout software (Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the Principles and Elements of Design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution as well as current methods/styles critical concepts and professional practices employed by Graphic Designers. This course includes portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards.

JOUR 147 - Broadcast News (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students interested in broadcasting for television. Students learn the principles and techniques of broadcast news with special reference to the gathering and writing of news for television, script writing, and interviewing; and the procedures and techniques of presenting the news for broadcast. This course covers law and ethics; producing news packages; live-to-tape packages; and live shots including SOT/VO, producing, and directing. Students will have the opportunity to produce the “Rio News” weekly segments for the El Paisano digital newspaper.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHTO 190 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black and white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

POLS 130 - Comparative Government (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies, dictatorships, and governments of the developing world. Emphasis is placed on the institutional development and political processes and cultures within these countries. This course features an examination of current political problems and a comparison of such differing ideologies as Marxism, democracy, theocracy, and totalitarianism.This course is intended for the student interested in the study of foreign governments and for those who wish to major in political science.

SPCH 140 - Argumentation and Debate (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of argumentation and debate. Effective methods of research, critical analysis, reasoning, refutation, and listening are stressed. Through debate participation and analysis, students will gain the knowledge and skills to advocate and refute argumentative positions. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations where argumentation, negotiation, and issue-analysis are likely to occur.

SPCH 240 - Argumentation and Discussion (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: SPCH 140 with a grade of "C" or better
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course gives the student expanded practice and theory in argumentation. Students further develop their argumentation knowledge and skills through debate participation, observation, and discussion. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations involving extensive argumentation and deliberation such as law, communication, negotiation, and any area where argumentation and debate occur frequently.

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

CSU GE B4 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
FIN 101
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270
PSY 190

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Summer 1
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
KIN 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
MSCM 128 - Mass Media in Modern Society (CSU GE D)M3.0
MSCM 128 - Mass Media in Modern Society (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MSCM 103 or MSCM 128)

This course in mass media surveys the history, format, laws, and significant contributors in American mass communications. Through projects and readings, students research and discuss such issues as free press, fair trial, foreign communications systems, and the relationship between free media and a democratic society.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

US HISTORY (CSU GE C2)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

CSU ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
4th Semester
CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 130, 185
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Total Units for Journalism AA-T program (Transfer to CSU)60.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
JOUR 120 - Communications Reporting and WritingM3.0
JOUR 120 - Communications Reporting and Writing (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

The course is an introduction to the writing and editing techniques used in the newspaper industry, with an emphasis on gathering information and the principles of clarity and conciseness. Students will use computers during class and lab times. This course is intended for students who are pursuing the Associate of Science Degree/Certificate of Achievement in Mass Communications with either Mass Media or Print Media Specializations.

Select one: ECON 101 / ECON 101H / ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H / GDSN 172 / JOUR 147 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHTO 190 / POLS 110 / POLS 110H / POLS 130 / SPCH 140 / SPCH 240 M3.0†
ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course in which students learn to describe and analyze the performance and policies of national economic systems, with an emphasis on the US economy. It is intended for Economics or Business majors as well as to satisfy General Education requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ECON 101H - Principles of Macroeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course in which students learn to describe and analyze the performance and policies of national economic systems, with an emphasis on the US economy. It is intended for Economics or Business majors as well as to satisfy General Education requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of at least a "C" or better
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. This Honors section is open to all students who have completed ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. Students will be expected to analyze issues in more depth and write on them at greater length than they would in a non-honors section.

GDSN 172 - Publication Design (3.0 units)

Advisory:NVOC,285; READ 022 or appropriate placement; ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of Publication Design, a sub-discipline of Graphic Design and uses page-layout software (Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the Principles and Elements of Design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution as well as current methods/styles critical concepts and professional practices employed by Graphic Designers. This course includes portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards.

JOUR 147 - Broadcast News (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students interested in broadcasting for television. Students learn the principles and techniques of broadcast news with special reference to the gathering and writing of news for television, script writing, and interviewing; and the procedures and techniques of presenting the news for broadcast. This course covers law and ethics; producing news packages; live-to-tape packages; and live shots including SOT/VO, producing, and directing. Students will have the opportunity to produce the “Rio News” weekly segments for the El Paisano digital newspaper.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHTO 190 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black and white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

POLS 130 - Comparative Government (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies, dictatorships, and governments of the developing world. Emphasis is placed on the institutional development and political processes and cultures within these countries. This course features an examination of current political problems and a comparison of such differing ideologies as Marxism, democracy, theocracy, and totalitarianism.This course is intended for the student interested in the study of foreign governments and for those who wish to major in political science.

SPCH 140 - Argumentation and Debate (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of argumentation and debate. Effective methods of research, critical analysis, reasoning, refutation, and listening are stressed. Through debate participation and analysis, students will gain the knowledge and skills to advocate and refute argumentative positions. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations where argumentation, negotiation, and issue-analysis are likely to occur.

SPCH 240 - Argumentation and Discussion (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: SPCH 140 with a grade of "C" or better
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course gives the student expanded practice and theory in argumentation. Students further develop their argumentation knowledge and skills through debate participation, observation, and discussion. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations involving extensive argumentation and deliberation such as law, communication, negotiation, and any area where argumentation and debate occur frequently.

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 146
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H; SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

Total Semester Units:12.5† 
2nd Semester
Select one: JOUR 241 / JOUR 242 M4.0
JOUR 241 - Newspaper Production I (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to learn production and management techniques for newspaper production. Students participate in every facet of developing a newspaper for the college community by serving as staff writers, staff photographers, editors, and layout personnel. During the semester, students publish the college newspaper, El Paisano, by having weekly assignments for different sections of the paper, including News, Features, Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Advertising and Sports. In addition, students may be tasked with taking photographs for special Focus pages. Editors are responsible for designing their sections of the newspaper on days designated by publication deadlines by using Quark Express and Photoshop.

JOUR 242 - Digital Newspaper Production I (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Advisory: JOUR 241
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to learn production and management techniques of online newspaper publication. During the semester, students participate in every facet of developing and gathering the news for the online edition of El Paisano by taking on daily and weekly assignments for different sections of the newspaper, including News, Features, Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Advertising, and Sports. In addition, students may be tasked with taking photographs for special online slide shows and developing and producing online radio podcasts, video news, and feature programs. Appointed editors distribute assignments to staff personnel during the semester and help with the development of each member of the class to produce viable online news.

Select one: GDSN 172 / ECON 101 / ECON 101H / ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H / JOUR 147 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHTO 190 / POLS 110 / POLS 110H / POLS 130 / SPCH 140 M3.0†
GDSN 172 - Publication Design (3.0 units)

Advisory:NVOC,285; READ 022 or appropriate placement; ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of Publication Design, a sub-discipline of Graphic Design and uses page-layout software (Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the Principles and Elements of Design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution as well as current methods/styles critical concepts and professional practices employed by Graphic Designers. This course includes portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards.

ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course in which students learn to describe and analyze the performance and policies of national economic systems, with an emphasis on the US economy. It is intended for Economics or Business majors as well as to satisfy General Education requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ECON 101H - Principles of Macroeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course in which students learn to describe and analyze the performance and policies of national economic systems, with an emphasis on the US economy. It is intended for Economics or Business majors as well as to satisfy General Education requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of at least a "C" or better
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. This Honors section is open to all students who have completed ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. Students will be expected to analyze issues in more depth and write on them at greater length than they would in a non-honors section.

JOUR 147 - Broadcast News (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students interested in broadcasting for television. Students learn the principles and techniques of broadcast news with special reference to the gathering and writing of news for television, script writing, and interviewing; and the procedures and techniques of presenting the news for broadcast. This course covers law and ethics; producing news packages; live-to-tape packages; and live shots including SOT/VO, producing, and directing. Students will have the opportunity to produce the “Rio News” weekly segments for the El Paisano digital newspaper.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHTO 190 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black and white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

POLS 130 - Comparative Government (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies, dictatorships, and governments of the developing world. Emphasis is placed on the institutional development and political processes and cultures within these countries. This course features an examination of current political problems and a comparison of such differing ideologies as Marxism, democracy, theocracy, and totalitarianism.This course is intended for the student interested in the study of foreign governments and for those who wish to major in political science.

SPCH 140 - Argumentation and Debate (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of argumentation and debate. Effective methods of research, critical analysis, reasoning, refutation, and listening are stressed. Through debate participation and analysis, students will gain the knowledge and skills to advocate and refute argumentative positions. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations where argumentation, negotiation, and issue-analysis are likely to occur.

IGETC 2 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Note:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
MATH 130, 130H, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270;
PSY 190

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Summer 1
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
Select one: JOUR 110 / JOUR 243 / JOUR 244 M3.0†
JOUR 110 - Digital Photojournalism I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction the process of taking photographs using digital cameras, digital video cameras, and digital printing devices. Photocomposition, printing and scanning techniques using Photoshop for the use of publication, and other computer skills related to contemporary photojournalism will also be addressed. Assignments may include work for college publications. This class is recommended for students majoring in journalism or photography. Lab hours are required in addition to scheduled lecture hours.

JOUR 243 - Newspaper Production II (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: JOUR 241
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment; JOUR 120
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to continue to learn production and management techniques for newspaper production and earn their degree in either journalism and/or mass communications with a specialization in print media. Students write, produce, layout pages, copy edit, sell advertisements, and design pages and advertisements using InDesign, Photoshop, and other editing software for the college newspaper, El Paisano. Students also acquire production skills in formatting and file conversions for print media. Students are expected to serve in leadership roles and cover on- and off-campus news.

JOUR 244 - Digital Newspaper Production II (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: JOUR 242
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students interested in improving their journalistic skill sets, and/or furthering their journalism career in the digital realm. Students work hands on with the variety of media platforms used to publish El Paisano Online (www.elpaisanoonline.com). Students produce content for all online aspects of the digital newspaper, including podcasting, broadcasting, news segments, and writing for a mass audience while implementing the video component of all stories. At the conclusion of the course, students will have learned the concept of immediacy for online news while keeping the reader engaged.

MSCM 128 - Mass Media in Modern Society (IGETC 4)M3.0
MSCM 128 - Mass Media in Modern Society (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MSCM 103 or MSCM 128)

This course in mass media surveys the history, format, laws, and significant contributors in American mass communications. Through projects and readings, students research and discuss such issues as free press, fair trial, foreign communications systems, and the relationship between free media and a democratic society.

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
4th Semester
IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

UC ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

UC ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:16.5† 
Total Units for Journalism AA-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU)61.0† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

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