Journalism & Media Studies

The mission of the department is to:

  • Instill an appreciation of the mass media, including the free speech/free press provisions of the First Amendment, both as consumers and as potential practitioners
  • Train students as future practitioners using hands-on laboratories, terminating in certificates, associate degrees and/or transfer to university programs
  • Provide the campus with student media outlets

The department offers three types of courses:

  1. Traditional lecture courses for general education;
  2. Skills courses for their respective majors; and
  3. Production courses that result in a media product for campus and public consumption and provide students with hands-­on training