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liberal_artsAssociate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Communications

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The Liberal Arts Degree with a Communications Concentration has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in communication or media studies, or journalism.

Students selecting the Communications concentration must have strong writing, critical thinking and application skills in order to be successful in this program.

Career tracks for the Communications major include print or broadcast reporter or editor, public relations specialist, advertising, social media, educator, among many other choices.

 

 

 

All students in the concentration are required to meet the requirements of the following courses to remain in the Communications concentration:

  • ENGN101 College Composition (minimum grade of B- required)(Note: transfer or Running Start credit requires a minimum grade of B-; comparable CLEP score is 55-58)
  • CMNN101 Introduction to Media Studies (minimum grade of B- is required to remain in the Communications concentration

Students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor while at NCC. An early decision by the student as to the four-year college/university to which he/she plans to transfer will make the advising process more effective. Students planning to transfer into a Communications program at a four-year institution are encouraged to contact that institution’s transfer admission office to review specific curriculum requirements.

Upon the completion of the degree in Liberal Arts, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and evaluate critically what they hear and read.

  2. Demonstrate comprehension and skill with research methods and scientific inquiry.

  3. Apply the logic of mathematical reasoning and demonstrate proficiency in computational methods and mathematical concepts and applications.

  4. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems, to evaluate arguments and chains of reasoning, and to interpret information.

  5. Demonstrate the ability to use contemporary information technology to gather information resources for personal and professional obligations.

  6. Demonstrate an understanding of and reasoning ability about contemporary ethical issues and values.

  7. Embrace the importance of cultural diversity and the role of a global perspective in modern society. In addition, a student graduating with a Concentration in Communications is also able to:

  8. Display a professional work ethic as a result of adhering to the principle of objectivity.

  9. Identify and understand the purposes of various media types.

  10. Understand the global impact of the media.

 

Associate in Arts - Liberal Arts: Communications
FIRST YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

CL

LAB

CR

ENGN101 College Composition

4

0

4

General Education: Group B Elective

4

0

4

General Education: Group E Elective*

4

0

4

POLN102 American Government & Politics (Group D)

3

0

3

 

 

 

15

SPRING SEMESTER

CMNN101 Introduction to Media Studies

3

0

3

General Education: Group C Elective

3

0

3

ENGN109 Oral Communication

3

0

3

General Education: Group E Elective*

4

0

4

General Education: Group F or G Elective**

3

0

3

XXXXxxx Open Elective

3

0

3

 

19

SECOND YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

CL

LAB

CR

CMNN115 Introduction to Media Writing

3

0

3

General Education: Group F or G Elective

3

0

3

General Education: Group B Elective

4

0

4

CMNNxx Elective

3

0

3

POLN220 American Politics and Mass Media (Group D)

3

0

3

 

16

SECOND YEAR

SPRING SEMESTER

CL

LAB

CR

CMNNxx Elective

3

0

3

CMNNxx Elective

3

0

3

FARN120 Graphic Design Theroy (Group F)

3

0

3

CMNNxx Elective

3

0

3

CMNN285 Internship

3

0

3

 

15

 

Minimum Total Credits 65

A minimum of 64 credits must be earned in the required categories to complete the program of studies. A minimum of 16 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 16 credits must be earned in courses at the 200 level. *MTHN106 or MTHN110 recommended. **HUMN140 recommended.