ENGL-322: Cooperative Education in Journalism

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ENGL-322 Cooperative Education in Journalism

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 135 hours

Credits: 3 credits

Pre-requisites (if any): Open to matriculated students who have completed at least 36 credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a 2.5 GPA, have completed Intro to Journalism (ENGL 241 OR EN 214) or by permission of the English Dept.

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is open only to matriculated students who have completed at least 36 credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a 2.5 index and who have completed Introduction to Journalism (EN-214) or who have received special permission from the English Department. It is recommended that students who apply possess word processing skills. The cooperative experience in journalism is designed to provide students with internship training in newspaper reporting, editing, and production. Students intern with local weeklies, where they have the opportunity to learn beat reporting, writing news and feature stories and working with editorial, design and business staff. Students are evaluated on the basis of portfolios, journals, conferences with the instructor, and a written evaluation by the employer. Students will earn a grade of 'Pass' or 'Fail.' Only one of these courses may be taken for credit. Interested students should contact the English Department during the semester prior to enrollment to make necessary arrangements.


Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

This is an upper-division elective English class that fulfills major requirements for the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. It fulfills an English class elective for the English concentration.

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of forms and conventions of a given genre in the context of an historical period or theme.

  2. Analyze texts through an historical, rhetorical, and/or theoretical framework. 

  3. Generate a logical argument or article based on evidence from primary and secondary sources: clear thesis statement or statement of purpose, appropriate sources, transitional language, and progressive development of ideas or generate a sustained creative work or collection of works. 

  4. Apply and synthesize appropriate knowledge to produce clear and effective writing. 

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Students participate in-class writing exercises, group writing, workshop critique, writer’s notebooks, technique-specific practices, reading and group discussion, quizzes, and exams.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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