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Editing & Publishing Microcredentials

The proposed microcredential combines hands-on and theoretical knowledge that greatly expands a student’s understanding of written communication and the distribution and marketing of texts of various kinds. As such, it aligns with both the General Education goals of the college and with the strategic goal of giving them skills necessary to flourish in the 21st-century economy. It is a keystone of the new English A.A. degree for the same reasons, and helps to challenge the idea that an English degree does not prepare one for a career, as skills in written communication are among the most commonly mentioned by business leaders in their description of what they seek in new employees.

Students must take and complete a minimum of 3 classes, from a choice of 4, for a minimum of 9 credits, and achieve a GPA of 2.5 in those classes. Taking the 1 credit Newspaper Design and Production class will be strongly recommended through advisement.  Students can select 3 of the following courses:

CourseTitleSubjectCredit Hours
COM 110Publication Layout and DesignCOM3 Cr.
JRN I/II or CRW I/II or CRNF I/IIJournalism or Creative Writing or Creative Non-FictionENG3 Cr.
JRN 150-153Newspaper Design and ProductionENG1 Cr.
DIG 105Social MediaCOM3 Cr.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will create various online media documents (i.e. YouTube Video, LinkedIn) and other digital-based social media platforms (Assessment: Students create, update, improve their LinkedIn pages).
  • Students will develop advanced writing skills in professional contexts;
  • Students will learn to produce student-written publications for print and online distribution;

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