Thursday, March 5, 2015: For this evening, Adult and Graduate Studies classes at Bristol Community College

are cancelled due to weather.  Adult and Graduate Studies classes at all other locations will meet as scheduled.

BA in Journalism and Writing


Department: Communication Arts

Degree Requirements For All Majors In Department

  • Earn minimum of 123 Graduation Credits
  • Pass Senior Seminar for Journalism and Writing and the Oral Comprehensive Exam
  • Meet minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Fulfill all General Education Requirements:
    • First Year Experience, 2 credit
    • Cultural Perspectives Requirements, 30 credits
    • Physical Education Skills, 2 credits
    • Lab Science, 4 credits
    • Math requirement, 3 credits
    • Social Science requirement, 3 credits

This department requires specific General Education Requirements course choices:

IDNameCredits
Math requirement
MA118Intro to Statistics3
Social Science requirement
GO210American Political Institutions3

Journalism and Writing(BA) Requirements

Journalism and Writing Core Requirements

Choose: All     Credits: 26     Minimum: C-

IDNameCredits
CO120Introduction to Speech Communication3
CO210Introduction to Linguistics3
EN201Theoretical Approaches to Literature3
EN202-LSophomore Writing Lab1
EN430Modernism and Post Modernism3
JW150Introduction to Creative Writing3
JW205Introduction to Print Journalism3
JW394International Short, Short Story3
JW491Senior Seminar for the Journalism and Writing Major3
JW491-LSenior Writing Lab1

Editing and Publishing Requirement

Choose: 2     Credits: 3     Minimum: C-

IDNameCredits
JW295Editing and Publishing1.5
JW395Editing and Publishing1.5
JW495Editing and Publishing1.5

Media Writing Requirement

Choose: 1     Credits: 3     Minimum: C-

IDNameCredits
JW215Writing Across the Media
CO450Storytelling Across the Media

Writing Requirement

Choose: 1     Credits: 3     Minimum: C-

IDNameCredits
JW312Poetry Writing
CO410Persuasion and Argumentation

Genre Requirement

Choose: 1     Credits: 3     Minimum: C-

IDNameCredits
JW315Feature Writing and Beat Reporting
TR362Writing for Stage and Screen

Special Topics

Choose: 1     Credits: 3     Minimum: C-

IDNameCredits
JW317Writing Autobiography
CO325Promotional Writing

Design Requirement

Choose: 1     Credits: 3     Minimum: C-

IDNameCredits
JW281Digital Photography
CO250Graphic Design
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