English (Communication Studies Option) AA

 

What is the program about?

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.

 

What is Communication?

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) 

 

Major
Communications
Degree
English (Communication Studies Option) A.A.

Description

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)

Requirements

Complete CSS-100

CSS-100 College Student Success

Complete the following groups:

COMPLETE ENG-101

ENG-101 College Composition I

ENG-102 and ENG-112

ENG-102 College Composition II
ENG-112 Speech

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-110 Precalculus
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:

COMPLETE CSC-100

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

What careers can a Communication degree student pursue?

A degree in Communication prepares students for careers in many diverse fields, which include the following:

  • Community Affairs
  • Corporate Communication
  • Entertainment/ News Media
  • Health Care
  • Human Resource Management
  • Journalism
  • Media Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations

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.

 

 

What skills will I learn as a Communication student?

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively in multiples modes as appropriate to audience and purpose.
  2. Communicate effectively in a variety of dynamics from interpersonal to large group settings (i.e. public speaking).
  3. Apply theories of communication to various situations, including interpersonal, intercultural, and mass communication.
  4. Apply ethical reasoning and critical thinking when evaluating current cases and trends in the industry.
  5. Evaluate current practices and new media trends for relevance.

We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Use one of the links below to start your journey at HCCC!

 
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Contact Information

Gilda Reyes
Coordinator of Modern Languages, Speech, and Communication Studies Option Program
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Alison Wakefield, Ed.D.
Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
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