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Academic Catalog
   
    Sep 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Catalog 2021-2022

General Studies: Communication, AA


No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Denise Gilmer-Knudson, Acting Chair, English and Communication

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 Global Campus 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:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

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.

Arts and Humanities Pathway


Pathway iconLearn more about the Arts and Humanities Pathway.

Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

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.

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • ECN, GRY, POL PSY, SOC

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

English literature (3 credits)


Acceptable:

History (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take 3 credits from any course numbered 1001 and above 

English literature (3 credits)


Acceptable:

History (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • ECN, GRY, POL, PSY, SOC

Elective (2-3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take 2-3 credits from any courses numbered 1001 and above 

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)