Pursue a stimulating career in journalism, advertising, public relations and related fields by studying mass media, journalistic writing and media production. This two-year program prepares you for transfer to a four-year college to complete your degree.
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The student newspapers at both Pierce Fort Steilacoom and Pierce Puyallup give interested students the opportunity to gain practical experience in nearly all phases of producing a newspaper using desktop publishing techniques that include computer formatting and digital imaging.
Communication and especially journalism majors should choose classes that provide a well-rounded exposure to the basic systems, issues, and concerns of American society; to the basic nature of people; and to the expanding global marketplace.
The following courses are recommended:
- CMST& 102: Intro to mass media
- CMST& 220: Public speaking
- ECON& 201: Microeconomics
- ENGL 103: Composition: Argumentation and research
- HIST& 159: History of United States IV
- HUM& 118: Humanities III
- JOURN 102: Intro to newswriting
- JOURN 103: Intro to feature writing
- JOURN 111: College newspaper: Reporting and editing
- JOURN 112: College newspaper: Photojournalism
- JOURN 120: Intro to Broadcasting
- JOURN 125: The Documentary: A social force
- JOURN 210: Photojournalism
- MNGT 275: Intro to visual promotion
- PHIL& 101: Intro to philosophy
- POLS& 202: American government
- PSYC& 100: General psychology
- SOC& 101: Intro to sociology