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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I3 s.h. 4 s.h.
JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts a 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Elective b c d e 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
JOU-121 News Writing/Reporting 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
Social Science class b 3 s.h.
Elective b c d e 5 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
MKT-110 Intro to Marketing 3 s.h.
Science class 3-4 s.h.
Social Science class b 3 s.h.
Humanities b c 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Fourth Semester
POL-111 Amer. Nat’l Government OR
POL-112 Amer. St. & Local Govt.
3 s.h.
MKT-150 Principles of Advertising 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
SPC-111 Public Speaking 2 s.h.
Natural Science class 3-4 s.h.
Elective b c d e 3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.

a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. If transferring to UNI, MAT-156 (Intro to Statistics) or if pursuing a research-focused major area of study.
b – If transferring to ISU, consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives.
c – If transferring to the University of Iowa, consider courses from the General Education lists of International & Global Issues; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; and Values, Society, and Diversity.
d – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254, American Indian History (Non-Western Culture requirement).
e – If transferring to UNI, take BCA-101 (Intro to Computer and information Systems) and SPC-131 (Group Communication).

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. UNI lists Journalism as a minor course of study on its web site.

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

Suggested electives and additional General Education courses:

    • College Reading Strategies
    • Computer Business Applications
    • Into to Computers
    • Literature classes
    • Creative Writing
    • Creative Photography
    • Intro to Psychology
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
    • Intro to Sociology
    • Strategies for Academic Success

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