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Associate of Arts in Communications - Field of Study Curriculum / Online & Hybrid Options

The Associate of Arts in Communications is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree.Transfer Specializations - Choose one: Advertising / Public Relations Specialization, Journalism - Teacher Certification Specialization, Mass Media Specialization, Speech Communication Specialization.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses

YEAR 1

Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1342 Contemporary Mathematics OR
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
FOR: Advertising/Public Relations Specialization
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COMM 2327 Introduction to Advertising 3
FOR: Journalism - Teacher Certification Specialization
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COMM 1335 Introduction to Electronic Media OR
COMM 2300 Media Literacy OR
COMM 2302 Principles of Journalism 3
FOR: Mass Media Specialization
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COMM 1335 Introduction to Electronic Media OR 3
COMM 2300 Media Literacy OR
COMM 2302 Principles of Journalism
FOR: Speech Communication Specialization
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication OR Liberal Arts Elective 3
15
Semester 2
FOR: Speech Communication Specialization
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing 3
HIST #3## American History Elective I 3
XXXX #3## Creative Arts Elective 3
XXXX #3## Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
FOR: Advertising/Public Relations Specialization
COMM 2330 Introduction to Public Relations 3
FOR: Journalism - Teacher Certification Specialization
COMM 2311 Media Writing 3
FOR: Mass Media Specialization
COMM 2311 Media Writing 3
15
Semester 3

YEAR 2

Semester 1
HIST #3## American History Elective II 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
XXXX #3## Life & Physical Sciences Elective 3
FOR: Advertising/Public Relations Specialization
COMM 2324 Practicum in Electronic Media OR
FOR: Journalism - Teacher Certification Specialization
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
FOR: Mass Media Specialization
COMM 2324 Practicum in Electronic Media OR
COMM 2389 Academic Cooperative 3
FOR: Speech Communication Specialization
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
XXXX #3## Language, Philosophy, & Culture Elective 3
15
Semester 2
COMM 2389 Academic Cooperative 3
XXXX #3## Life & Physical Sciences Elective 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
XXXX #3## Component Area Option 3
FOR: Advertising/Public Relations Specialization
XXXX #3## Liberal Arts Elective 3
COMM 2300 Media Literacy OR 3
COMM 2305 Editing & Layout OR
COMM 2311 Media Writing
FOR: Journalism - Teacher Certification Specialization
COMM 1336 Video Production OR
COMM 2305 Editing & Layout OR
COMM 2315 News Reporting 3
COMM 1336 Video Production OR
COMM 2305 Editing & Layout OR
COMM 2315 News Reporting 3
15
Semester 3
Total Credits 60
  1. Liberal arts electives include the following selections from the Core Curriculum: ANTH (not 2301, 2101), GEOG (not 1301), HIST, HUMA, PHIL (not 2303)
       PSYC (not 2317), SOCI, or TECA
  2. A list of electives appears in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.
  3. Note: Students transferring to a BA program in Communication(s) will need 6 hours of the same intermediate foreign language (LANG 2311 and 2312).
  4. Note: Missing EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations in Field of Study Journalism Teacher Certification Specialization.

 

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