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  Feb 21, 2018
 
 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies: Media Studies, AA


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No. of Credits: 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 media studies including journalism, public relations, and news media writing. Students are prepared for transfer to a four-year Maryland state college or university.

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

Career Opportunities:

media relations specialist, public relations specialist, new media journalist, radio or television broadcaster, graphic designer, media buyer, media critic, producer, editor, social networking specialist, advertising specialist, mass media writer

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Develop, organize and deliver an effective speech.
  2. Effectively write and edit for multi-platform media distribution
  3. Effectively write and edit for multi-platform media distribution
  4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of legal and ethical issues in the media.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of fair reporting.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the history and functions of print and electronic mass media.

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:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing***
    • acceptable ECN, GRY, POL, PSY, SOC

Biological/ physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

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

Interdisciplinary/ emerging issues (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing***
    • acceptable ECN, GRY, POL, PSY, SOC

Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

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

Note:


***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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