Mass Communication, AA

Program Overview

Plan of Study in Mass Communication

This curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirement for mass communication majors at senior institutions. For this specialty, the recommended coursework includes nine semester credits in journalism and 37-41 semester credits from the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Core Curriculum. The remaining credits to complete an associate degree (a minimum of 64 semester credits) should be chosen with the assistance of an academic advisor. If you have chosen a transfer institution, consult them to make course selections. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

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Program Requirements

Major courses

JOUR 1653Introduction to Journalism

3 Credits

JOUR 1673Introduction to Mass Communication

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Laboratory Science

Laboratory Science Courses

8 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Two courses, with one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences. View Laboratory Science course options.

Mathematics

Choose one

MATH 1704Contemporary Mathematics

4 Credits

MATH 1713Finite Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 1774Statistics

4 Credits

MATH 1834Calculus for Business & Social Science

4 Credits

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Humanities

Humanities Courses

9 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Three courses, with at least one from general humanities and at least one from the fine arts or interdisciplinary categories. View Humanities course options.

Social and behavioral science

Social and Behavioral Science Courses

9 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Three courses from at least two different prefixes. View Social and behavioral science course options.

Electives

Electives

20 Credits

Total Credit Hours:20

Choose courses from any transfer-level elective area. Appropriate electives have a first digit of 1 or 2 and a second digit of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the KCC course number. A maximum of four (4) credit hours can come from physical education activity courses.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3-5 Credits

Elective

3 Credits

Spring semester

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

JOUR 1653Introduction to Journalism

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Fall semester

JOUR 1673Introduction to Mass Communication

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Humanities Courses

6 Credits

Elective

3 Credits

Spring semester

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Electives

14 Credits