Course title

English Writing for Journalism A /B (DC)


English 101 and English 102 (Dual Enrollment)

Course description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 101 and ENG 102†with focus on the following ELA standards: 12.W.07; 12.W.01; 12.W.04; 12.W.08; 12.W.09 with an emphasis on active writing aligned with Associated Press format and style for print journalism .

This course equips students with an understanding of the principles and practice of journalism: how to recognize good stories; gather facts through skillful interviewing and research; develop sources; craft welcoming ledes and satisfying endings; and create news and feature articles that inform and engage readers. Rewriting to achieve mastery is particularly emphasized. Students also learn the difference between journalism and public relations and how to structure narratives to fashion different types of articles.

Dual Credit Option: This is a yearlong dual credit course taught by a Bisbee High School instructor. As such; students may choose to take this course for high school credit only (to fulfill senior English requirement only); or to also concurrently enroll in JRN 101 (semester 1) and JRN 102 (semester 2) for college credit† through Cochise College. Course fees will apply. To see how these courses may fit into your college degree plan; please consult with your counselor or a college advisor; or check Az Transfer: Transfer 101 page (;† or AZ Transfer Tools (

School country

United States

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School / district Address

325 School Terrace Road

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Denied date

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Course does not contain substantive English grammar and composition. Per ABOR policy; English approval is defined as "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course."

Online / Virtual