2018-2019

Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts - Communications

This Option is for those who plan to pursue a B.A. in mass communications or media studies for an entry-level job in the mass media.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss the historical development of media in American society.
  • Recognize the increasingly changing media environment in terms of technological, regulatory, economic, legal/ethical, and societal trends and expectations.
  • Communicate effectively in both speech and writing, using various formats, information resources, and supporting technology.

General Education:

In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes described on page 54. Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below.

 


Note:

Students transferring to William Paterson University must take SO 102, Institutional Racism. All other students: see Category 8) for other Diversity course choices.


General Education(46 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
SC 103 Nutrition 4
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
SC 105 Astronomy 4
SC 109 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Humanities (9 credits)
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3

Option (Communications)(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
COM 103 Foundations of Communication Theory and Media Design 3
COM 104 Video Production 3
COM 105 Introduction to Digital Multimedia 3

Electives(3 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose one (1) of the following courses
COM 102 Legal and Ethical Issues in Mass Communication 3
CT 101 Critical Thinking in a Diverse World 3
EN 104 Business Communication 3
EN 105 Journalism 3
EN 208 Film Appreciation 3

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
COM 103 Foundations of Communication Theory and Media Design 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
AE 101 Appreciation of Art OR MU 106 Appreciation of Music OR ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3.0
COM 104 Video Production 3.0
Communication Elective 3.0
History Course I 3.0
Science Course 4.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
COM 105 Introduction to Digital Multimedia 3.0
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3.0
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
Diversity Course 3.0
History Course II 3.0
Total 15.0