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Communication

Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 62/63

The backpack icon indicates that this particular CCBC major is a Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (TAOC) approved Associate Degree program.
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This program encompasses a broad area of study that includes specific concentrations such as public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and intercultural communication as well as more applied concentrations in the areas of mass communication and media studies. Designed by the Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee (TAOC), the program allows graduates to seamlessly transfer their credits to select 4-year colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Communication majors may find careers in a variety of fields including broadcast or recorded media, as a writer or editor, or as a photographer or news correspondent.

 

Curriculum - First Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
COMM 201
Public Speaking
3.00
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. 3-0-3
COMM 210
Understanding Media
3.00
This media literacy course will focus on how after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is conerned. Are we rapidly aproaching the final phase of the extensions of man-the technological simulation of conscieousness as Marshall McLuhan predicts? Will the creative process of knowing be collectively and corporately extended to the whole of human society, much as we have already extended our senses and our nerves by the various media? Students will decide whether the extension of consciousness, so long sought by advertisers for specific products, will be a "good thing". There is little possibility of answeing such questions about the extensions of man without considering all of them together. Any extension, whether of skin, hand, or foot, affects the whole psychic and social complex. Students will finally discuss and establish their own point of view as to how this theoretical extension of consciousness through media will affect their use of it as a Graphic or Digital Media Designer.
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
 
Category Four Elective * (4 credits)
 
 
* Category Four Electives include: BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL201, BIOL202, CHEM101, CHEM102, PHYS101, and PHYS102
 

Second Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
COMM 230
Team Development
3.00
This course provides the student with the understanding and the skills necessary to communicate effectively in various group situations. Specifically, the course will prepare the student for intensive team and group interaction that he/she will experience in both personal and workplace scenarios. It will also provide a firm foundation of team-oriented theory and practical application, experience in developing group problem-solving skills and a resource for future use
FILM 101
Cinema As Art
3.00
The student explores film as an art form. Included are explanations of film production, film genres, themes, trends, and transitions. The course presents fundamentals of critical responses to viewing films as a medium of communication past and present. 3-0-3
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
 
Category Four Elective * (4 credits)
 
 
* Category Four Electives include: BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL201, BIOL202, CHEM101, CHEM102, PHYS101, and PHYS102
 
 
Category Five Elective * (3 credits)
 
 
* Category Five electives include: PSYC101 (recommended for transfer), SOCI101 (recommended for transfer), POLS102, PSYC205, HIST101, HIST102, ECON255, ECON256, HIST111, HIST112, SOCI210, ANTH101, PSYC106, and PSYC210
 

Curriculum - Second Year

Third Semester - 15/16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
COMM 110
Interpersonal Communication
3.00
Provides an introduction to the communication process that occurs between people. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, maintain, and evaluate dyadic relationships through language, perception, self-disclosure, listening, verbal and nonverbal communication. Emphasis will be placed on building effective and ethical interpersonal relations in an intercultural context utilizing various media.
FINE 105
Digital Illustration
3.00
This course focuses on basic design principles related to the graphic design and advertising field, including study of principles and elements such as composition, abstraction, color, form, and shapes. Understanding the relationship of elements and development of two-dimensional vector based projects for commercial applications using Adobe Illustrator is also stressed. Emphasis throughour the course is on computer desktop design and production techniques used in comtemporary communication processes.
WRIT 201
Creative Writing Workshop
3.00
This course offers intensive work on short stories, sketches, and other creative writing, with the aim of developing professional writing skills through the practice of different forms and styles. Students will demonstrate communication skills and critical thinking abilities through group analysis of works produced. Emphasis is on encouraging creativity, but marketing potential and ethical responsibilities are also considered. 3-0-3 Prerequisite: WRIT102
 
Category 3 elective * (3/4 credits)
 
 
Category Three electives include: MATH132, MATH130, MATH155, and MATH160
 
 
Category Five Elective * (3 credits)
 
 
* Category Five electives include: PSYC101 (recommended for transfer), SOCI101 (recommended for transfer), POLS102, PSYC205, HIST101, HIST102, ECON255, ECON256, HIST111, HIST112, SOCI210, ANTH101, PSYC106, and PSYC210
 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
COMM 120
Social Media
3.00
Human social behavior is evolving from face-to-face to cyberspace via social communities and networks. This course will provide answers to the questions pertaining to how media, technology and sociality have affected business and visual communications, marketing and advertising. Students will explore the use of various social media - web forums, blogs, wikis, chat, instant messaging, virtual worlds, twitter, flikr, YouTube and more - - as methods to engage and connect with the consumer. Individuals will develop personal multimedia learning journals and small groups will use social media to produce and present final projects. 3-0-3
FINE 220
Digital Photography
3.00
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MATH 135
Statistics
4.00
This course is an introduction to a field whose ideas and concepts pervade modern society and whose importance in business, technology, science, and research in general is considerable and ever growing. The course consists of three parts, namely, descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Based on in-house diagnostic testing and high-school records. For information, contact the Office of Counseling. 3-0-3
SOCI 231
Cultural Diversity in American Soci
3.00
As reflected by the cultural diversity of American society, this course examines issues of race, ethnicity, gender/gender roles, social class and sexuality in America from a sociological perspective within both the historical and contemporary context. This course also provides students with the opportunity to engage in a process of systematic self-examination so as to identify both their personal belief system on these topics as well as to explore thier impact on the student's sense of identity. Social work students (SOCW231) will also be provided with opportunities to develop cultural competency within a framework based on a strength based multi-system approach when working with cultural diverse groups.
 
Category Six Elective * (3 credits)
 
 
* Category Six Electives include: FINE100, FINE110, FINE111, FREN101, FREN102, LITR207, LITR260, MUSI101, PHIL101, PHIL110 (recommended for transfer), SPAN101, and SPAN102