Division Chair, Language and Literature
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Senior Administrative AssistantBrandon Bowling
Do You Have a Passion for Writing and Sharing People's Stories?
An Associate in Arts degree in journalism will prepare you for the production and evaluation of information disseminated through mass media. The track includes study and appreciation of the evolution of the context and technologies of mass media. You will develop fundamental skills in writing for newspapers, magazines, radio and television. You will gain practical skills in desktop publishing through production of the College's literary magazine.
You may continue your formal education toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in journalism or mass communication, these degrees may allow entry into newspaper and magazine production and information related fields.
Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs.
Journalism Course Requirements
U.S. History I
American National Government
U.S. History II
State and Local Government or Comparative Government
A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog
What can you do with a Journalism Degree?
In this field, people find careers as:
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of Central Florida
The University of Tampa
Meet Patti Woodham"I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama and Auburn University. In 1988, after 20 years in the advertising and marketing business, my first job was a Gulf Coast recruiter. I wrote, directed and produced several recruitment and public relations videos and developed many publications along with sponsoring the College's newspaper, The Gull's Cry. " – Retired English Professor
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