Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Journalism: Latinx Concentration, Bachelor of Arts

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Major Requirements (45-48 units)

The following courses, or their approved equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. The academic standards of the department require that all Journalism majors pass all required and prerequisite courses with grades of “C” or better.

A. Lower Division Courses (18-21 units)
COM 100Media & Society3
COM 106Digital Toolkit2
COM 107Digital Toolkit Lab1
COM 110Introduction to Digital Media Production2
COM 111Introduction to Digital Media Production Laboratory1
COM 251Newswriting in Spanish3
CHS 200Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o History3
SPA 220Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 221Intermediate Spanish II3
or SPA 280 Grammar for Spanish Composition

NOTE: Students take intermediate Spanish courses (SPA 220 and SPA 221) as needed. Those who have completed two, three or four years of high-school Spanish or any community college Spanish will be placed in the appropriate semester of college Spanish in consultation with a departmental advisor. Students may get credit for some of these courses through the Advanced Placement Examination in either Language or Literature, and/or by transferring equivalent courses from other institutions. Students who get credit for SPA 220 and/or SPA 221 through the Advanced Placement Examination or transfer credits will in lieu, take SPA 280.

B. Upper-Division Courses (21 units)
COM 301News and Information Literacy3
COM 302Law Of The Mass Media3
COM 338Cross-Cultural Journalism3
COM 339Latinx culture and the news media in the USA3
COM 346News Gathering & Reporting3
COM 355News Production Workshop3
CHS 330Latina/o Identities in U.S.3
C. Capstone Experience (6 units)
COM 490Senior Project3
COM 496Internship In Communications3