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2015-16 College Catalog

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Communication Studies - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 206

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed for those students transferring to a four-year institution, majoring in a wide range of communication and media programs. The main emphasis of communication studies is the history, processes, and effects of human communication through speech and related media and writing courses. The curriculum is designed to provide a liberal education in the arts and sciences of human communication. The curriculum gives the student flexibility to pursue a major interest and, at the same time, to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Students should seek guidance from advisors and the institution to which they intend to transfer to determine appropriate coursework for specific transfer programs.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take aminimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Courses

6

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-100Proseminar in Communication Studies

2

SPCH-101Introduction to Human Communication

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

PHIL-103Introduction to Ethics

3

-OR

BMGT-203Business Ethics

3

TVRD-129Mass Media

3

Electives - Select 12 credits from the following courses according to transfer plans for a particular area of study:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-112Introduction to Digital Media

3

ARTT-146Digital Photography I

3

BMGT-175Business Communications

3

CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

ENGL-126Introduction to Journalism

3

ENGL-230Technical Writing

3

FILM-171Introduction to American Cinema

3

FILM-172Introduction to World Cinema

3

FINE-115Creative Writing

3

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCH-115Intercultural Communication

3

SPCH-160Argumentation and Debate

3

THET-101Introduction to Acting

3

TVRD-220Introduction to Broadcasting

3

TVRD-223Writing for Screen Narrative

3

TVRD-224Writing for Radio and Multimedia

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to the practices of communication.
  2. 2. Develop self-confidence in the ability to redefine and overcome communication obstacles.
  3. 3. Evaluate context and adapt communication approach and message accordingly.
  4. 4. Deliver clear, appropriate messages through the most appropriate channels in order to generate shared understanding.