The A.A. degree in Digital Mass Media offers students the first two years of courses and fieldwork which allows students to transfer into a baccalaureate program or to seek immediate employment. The program prepares for a variety of production positions at newspapers and magazines (print and online), radio and television stations, (and their associated Web sites), cable systems, video production companies and other production facilities. The program also prepares students for careers as publicity writers for public relations firms, advertising agencies, businesses, and organizations. The curriculum gives students hands-on writing, production and programming experience at the College radio station, television station, video editing/post production lab, literary magazine, and the print and online versions of the college newspaper. Students also gain experience in blogs, podcasts and other new media used by both professional and citizen journalists.
- COMM151 Media Writing I (3 cr)
- COMM152 Media Writing II (3 cr)
- COMM172 Communication Law (3 cr)
- COMM281 Mass Communications (3 cr)
- COEM220 Television Location Production (3 cr)
- COEM284 Broadcast News Production (3 cr)
- COMM154 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 cr)
- ENGL151 English I (3 cr)
- ENGL152 English II (3 cr)
- History General Education (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education History courses (course type: GHIS). Selection should be based upon the requirements of the four-year institution.
- DIVERSITY (3 credits): Take one (1) Diversity course selected from the list of Approved General Education Diversity courses (course type GDIV).
- Humanities Gen Ed (9 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities courses (course type: GHUM).
- Social Science Gen Ed (6 credits): Courses satisfying this general education requirement must be taken from the list of Approved Social Science General Education courses (course type: GSOC).
- Students must select at least one math course, one lab science course, and one technology course (MATH/SCIE/TECH) from the list of Approved General Education Courses. Mathematics Gen Ed: 3 credits Courses satisfying this requirement must be selected from the list of Approved Mathematics General Education Courses (course type: GMAT).
- Lab Science Gen Ed: 4 credits Courses satisfying this requirement must be selected from the list of Approved Lab Science General Education courses (course type: GSCL).
- Math or Lab Science Gen Ed: 3 credits Course satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of approved Gen Eds (course types: GMAT, GSCL).
- Technology Gen Ed: 0-3 credits Courses satisfying this requirement must be selected from the list of Approved Technological Competency/ Information Literacy (GTEC) courses. Students may attempt to “test out” of the technology requirement. If successful, student must take additional general education credits in math or science from the List of Approved General Education Courses.
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