Liberal Arts and Science: Communications Option

This program is designed to teach the technology, theory, and process of communication. Preparation is focused on helping students become a media worker that is a critical thinker and a well informed media consumer.   Apply & Register Program Details

This program is designed to teach the technology, theory, and process of communication. Preparation is focused on helping students become a media worker that is a critical thinker and a well informed media consumer.

 


Area of Interest:
Communication and Media
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Arts
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
HIS-111 Western Civilization or  
HIS-101 World Civilization I 3
MTH-... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
...-... Language General Education Elective11 3
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3
HPE-... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    16
Second Semester
COM-101 Influence of Mass Media 3
COM-145 Intercultural Communications 3
HIS-112 Western Civilization II or  
HIS-102 World Civilization II or  
HIS-103 World Civilization III 3
...-... Language General Education Elective11 3
...-... Technology General Elective 3
    15
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
COM-102 Theory of Communication 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective2 4
MTH-... Mathematics General Education Elective or  
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3/4
    16/17
Second Semester
COM-103 News Writing & Reporting 3
COM-143 Introduction to Electronic Media 3/4
COM.... Communications Course3 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective
(not a History or Language course)
3
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1Students must take six credits of one language. See Course Descriptions for requisites on placement.
2The following laboratory science courses are recommended for non-science majors: BIO-106, BIO-130, BIO-140, CHM-140, PHY-103
3Any Communication course not required in curriculum

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to become familiar with the history and evolution of American mass media.
  • To prepare students to recognize how and why the media operate as they do, and what results they produce.
  • To prepare students to develop analytical and critical skills enabling enlightened evaluation of media products.
  • To prepare students to demonstrate an understanding of the obvious and the subtle effects of media upon the individual, the society, and the culture.
  • To prepare students to study and analyze the principles and theories of communication and apply these principles and theories to different communication situations.
  • To prepare students to learn communication terminology and the communication process.
  • To prepare students to understand the function and perception of the communication process and its limitations.
  • To prepare students to become aware of nonverbal communication and its effect on communication.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.
  • To prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history and evolution of American mass media.
  2. Analyze media products.
  3. Explain the effects of media upon the individual, the society and culture.
  4. Define communication terminology and apply this to the communication process.

Employment Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Newspaper journalism
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Audio production
  • Corporate & industrial telecommunications
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Public relations
  • TV broadcasting & producing
  • Film
  • Social media
  • Digital media

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partners:

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Contact Person

Professor Drew Jacobs, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4217
Email: djacobs@camdencc.edu
professorjacobs.weebly.com

Additional information

CIP Code

24.0101

Program Code

COM.AA