The journalism program prepares students in the writing, reporting, and critical thinking skills required for jobs in the news media or for transfer to a journalism program at a four-year institution.
Students in journalism will learn to utilize a variety of media and other sources to produce journalistic products that demonstrate:
Students going through the program will also learn about critical media literacy, as well as analyze how history, economics, politics, the law, and government regulation impact the climate for journalism, freedom of speech and the press in the United States.
The journalism program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:
Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Please consult a college counselor for more guidance and information, and/or feel free to contact the journalism faculty or department chair.
The associate in arts in journalism for transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
As a student of the journalism program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of this dynamic field through studying the following topics:
There are also many other courses across disciplines associated with the journalism program. You can learn more about course requirements in our college catalog and degrees and certificates pages for more information. The Journalism Department is housed in the Social Science Division and is recognized as a Career Education program at DVC. Learn more about Career Education.
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Chair: Journalism Department
Professor of Social Science, History, and Journalism
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Faculty Advisor to The Inquirer
Assistant Professor of Journalism