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Communications

 
The Communications curriculum is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program in communications or related discipline. Options are available for students who have decided that they are particularly interested in a certain field. Faculty advisors are available in the Communications program and students are encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor regarding appropriate option and course selection for their needs and interests.
 
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
 
  • Communicate orally and in writing in college level discourse 
  • Discuss and analyze current social and political issues and events
  • Demonstrate proficiency with productivity software such as word processing, presentation manager, web browser and apply them in the field of communications
  • Explain the importance of committing to a process of life-long learning 
  • Compare and contrast prevalent cultural narratives and texts and the various media used to convey them 
Other Communications Degrees Include:
 
  • Audio Production
  • Film
  • Game Design Creation
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Radio
  • Television
Search for courses in the online course catalog.

Curriculum

First Year

First Semester

COM 100 - Communications Technologies
COM 101 - Mass Communications
ENG 101 - English Composition I
Any 4-credit Mathematics course
HIS 101 - Introduction to Western Civilization I

Second Semester

COM 201 - Issues in Mass Media
ENG 102 - English Composition II
Any Laboratory Science
ENG 128 - The Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking
HIS 102 - Introduction to Western Civilization II

Second Year

First Semester

COM - Elective
ENG - 200-Level Literature Course
Modern Language Gen Ed Requirement
GOV 201 American Govt. and Politics
PSY 101 - General Psychology
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

COM - Elective
ENG - 200 Level Literature Course
Modern Language Gen Ed Requirement
GOV 202 - American National Govt
Diversity Gen Ed Requirement

Career Options

Graduates can prepare to transfer into a four-year college or university Communication program and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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