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The English Associate of Arts – Communication Studies Option is an Associate in the Arts program intended for students who wish to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in Communication Studies and related fields in four-year colleges and universities, or who will seek employment upon earning their associate degree. Classes of study include Communication Theory, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Introduction to Mass Media.
Communication as a discipline “focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, and is the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.” (natcom.org)
The English Associate of Arts - Communication Studies Option is an Associate in the Arts program intended for students who wish to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in Communication Studies and related fields in four-year colleges and universities, or who will seek employment upon earning their Associate's Degree. To an AA in English, the Communication Studies option would add a selection of communications classes, including communication theory, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and introduction to mass media. "A degree in Communication opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Communication graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors" (natcom.org)
|CSS-100 College Student Success|
Complete the following groups:
|ENG-101 College Composition I|
ENG-102 and ENG-112
|ENG-102 College Composition II|
Complete 1 Mathematics Elective from: MAT-100, 123, 110, 111, 112, 114, 211, 212, or 215"
RECOMMENDED: MAT-123 MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS
|MAT-100 College Algebra|
|MAT-106 Mathematical Analysis I|
|MAT-107 Mathematical Analysis II|
|MAT-108 Mathematical Analysis III|
|MAT-111 Calculus I|
|MAT-112 Calculus II|
|MAT-114 Introduction Probabilities and Statistics|
|MAT-116 Pre-Calculus for Business|
|MAT-123 Mathematics for Liberal Arts|
|MAT-211 Calculus III|
|MAT-212 Differential Equations|
|MAT-215 Linear Algebra|
Complete the following groups:
|CSC-100 Intro to Computers and Computing|
ONE SCIENCE COURSE
|BIO-100 General Biology|
|BIO-120 Human Sexual Biology|
|CHP-100 Introduction to Chemistry|
|ENV-110 Introduction to Environmental Studies|
|SCI-101 Introduction to Physical Science|
|SCI-102 Intro to Science Real World|
1 LAB SCIENCE ELECTIVE
Complete 1 Diversity Elective.
COMPLETE INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
|COM-201 Intercultural Communication|
Complete 2 Social Science Electives.
RECOMMENDED PSC-210 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Complete the following courses:
|HIS-210 History of Western Civilization I|
|HIS-211 History of Western Civilization II|
Complete 3 Humanities Electives.
TAKE COMMUNICATION THEORY
|COM-102 Introduction to Communication Theory|
TAKE 1 HUMANITIES COURSES FROM LIT-215, 216 or 225
|LIT-215 World Literature to 1650|
|LIT-216 British Literature to 1650|
|LIT-225 World Literature From 1650 to Present|
TAKE 1 FINE ART ELECTIVE COURSE
Complete the following Literature/English Electives:
|COM-101 Interpersonal Communication|
INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA
|COM-202 Mass Media|
Take ENG-113 ENG-115 ENG-211 OR THA-205.
TAKE ENG-113 ENG-115 ENG-211 or THA-205
|ENG-113 Intro to Journalism|
|ENG-115 Writing for Emerging Media|
|ENG-211 Business Communications|
|THA-205 Introduction to Playwriting|
Digital Media and Society
|COM-270 Digital Media and Society|
A degree in Communication prepares students for careers in many diverse fields, which include the following:
In sum, Communication degree holders are not limited in their career paths but have opportunities to work in “the private, government, and nonprofit sectors.“ (https://www.natcom.org)
Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to do the following:
Coordinator of Modern Languages, Speech, and Communication Studies Option Program
Alison Wakefield, Ed.D.
Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences Division