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Communication

The communication program is intended for students who wish to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue further study in human communication, public relations, communication management, broadcast journalism, intercultural communication, or other branch of communication. This program can also serve the needs of students seeking entry level employment in those areas, or of students who are currently employed in those areas who wish to continue their education and upgrade their skills.

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
5008
Curriculum Code
1173
General Requirements
30 credit hours
9
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3
3

One sophomore level humanities course may be chosen from the following.

CMM 2530: Writing for Electronic Media3
ENG 2740: Newswriting and Editing3
ENG 2840: Film Study and Appreciation3
ENG 2890: Advanced Prose Writing3
9
9

Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor prior to selecting electives.

PSY 1510: General Psychology3
SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology3
HIS 1520: World History Since 1500 or HIS 1540: US History Since 18653
ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
9
3

Chosen course(s) must be at the 1500 level or higher.

6

Students are encouraged to enroll in mathematics and science courses which are recommended by the college to which they wish to transfer.

3
Core Requirements
24 credit hours
15
CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication3
CMM 1610: Public Speaking3
CMM 1750: The Rhetoric of Vision and Sound3
CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication3
CMM 2610: Mass Communication and Media Literacy3
9

Choose 3 of the following courses in consultation with an academic advisor.

ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BUS 2550: Marketing3
BUS 2570: Principles of Management3
BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior3
BUS 2630: Human Resource Management3
CMM 1630: Introduction to Television Production3
CMM 1710: Digital Video Production3
CMM 2510: Introduction to Public Relations3
CMM 2530: Writing for Electronic Media3
CMM 2560: Communication and Media Arts Internship1
ENG 1560: English for Careers3
ENG 2540: Creative Writing3
HIS 1520: World History Since 15003
HIS 1540: US History Since 18653
HUM 1650: Leadership Development3
PHL 1510: Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning3
PHL 2610: Introduction to Ethical Theory3
PHL 2630: Contemporary Moral Problems3
PSY 2500: Psychology of Personality3
PSY 2530: Social Psychology3
Electives 6 credit hours
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between effective communication and ineffective communication.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic and more complex theories of communication.
  3. Analyze ineffective communication, identify communication problems, and suggest solutions to those communication problems.
  4. Conduct an audience analysis to determine demographic and psychographic variables.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to perform basic research and organize their findings into a coherent, original written, oral or media presentation.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
 
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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Deborah LanniProfessor, Communication/Media Arts98 COCE, Jamestown Campus716.338.1151Contact | Full Profile ▸