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  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies: Communication, AA


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No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: R. Brown, Chair, Communication, Arts, and Humanities Division

This associate of arts transfer program is designed for part- and full-time students with academic and/or professional interest in communication including speech writing, events planning, and marketing.

Note: Four semesters of French or Spanish are recommended for students who intend to pursue a BA degree at the University of Maryland, University College or at the College Park campus.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

entertainment and sports promoter, events coordinator, patient advocate, lobbyist, speech writer, human resources specialist, motivational speaker, educator, university administrator, political activist, manager, sales person,
and mediator

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Develop, organize and deliver an effective speech
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the group process, dynamics, and  member roles, necessary to complete a successful group project  
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of key principles of interpersonal communication
  4. Identify strategies to communicate effectively with people  from cultures different from their own
  5. Gather, organize, and synthesize information for an effective presentation and or paper
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of key principles and theories identified by the communication discipline

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Mathematics (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • ECN, GRY, POL PSY, SOC

Arts and Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Biological/physical sciences (lecture and lab) (4 credits)


Acceptable:

Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take 3 credits from any course numbered 1001 and above except for MTH 1040 

Third Semester


English (3 credits)


Acceptable:

History (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Elective (5-6 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take 5-6 credits from any course numbered 1001 and above except for MTH 1040 

English (3 credits)


Acceptable:

History (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • ECN, GRY, POL, PSY, SOC
    • second Social/behavioral science course must be from a different discipline

Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take 3 credits from any courses numbered 1001 and above except MTH 1040 

Notes:


***The two “social/behavioral sciences” courses required for this degree must be from two different disciplines.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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