COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES

A.S. DEGREE

Description
The Communication and Media Studies program provides an excellent foundation in liberal arts and sciences, emphasizing courses in writing, speaking, and the media. This program prepares students for transfer in areas such as journalism, media,  public relations, corporate communications, and advertising.
(Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Department)


Program Learning Outcomes
1) Discuss communication theories.
2) Apply effective oral communication skills in a variety of personal and professional settings.
3) Create formal written communication for a variety of audiences.
4) Evaluate media messages in a variety of forms.
5) Discuss the impact of mass media in shaping social constructs, values, or norms of society.
6) Discuss the role of media literacy in interpreting media messages.
7) **Public Relations-Track specific: Discuss ethical principles.
8) **Speech-Track specific: Apply a listening model within a variety of personal and professional communications.
9) **Journalism-Track specific: Produce media messages for a variety of audiences.


Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).


    Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
      JOURNALISM TRACK

    FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
      ENG 101 College Composition OR
      ENG 200 Advanced Composition
      3
    SPC 141 Interpersonal Communication 3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher 3
    COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - WR 3
    Total 15
    SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
    ENG 250 Professional Communications 3
    SPC 142 Public Speaking 3
    COM 120 Media Literacy 3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3
      SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
      3
      Total
      15
    THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
    COM 130 Media Writing 3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
      SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
      3
    ELECTIVE** 3
    ELECTIVE** 3
      PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
      2
    Total 17
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
    COM 131 Principles of Journalism 3
    COM 142 Broadcast Performance 3
    COM 270 Media and Society 3
    ELECTIVE* 3
      SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
      3
    Total15
    TOTAL CREDITS 62


      PUBLIC RELATIONS TRACK

    FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
    ENG 101 College Composition OR
    ENG 200 Advanced Composition
    3
    SPC 141 Interpersonal Communication 3
    MTH 160 Statistics I 3
    COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - WR 3
    Total 15
    SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
    ENG 250 Professional Communications 3
    SPC 142 Public Speaking 3
    COM 120 Media Literacy 3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3
      SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
      3
    Total 15
      THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

    COM 130 Media Writing 3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
      SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
      3
    ELECTIVE* 3
    ELECTIVE* 3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2
    Total17
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
    COM 109 Introduction to Public Relations 3
    COM 131 Principles of Journalism 3
    COM 270 Media and Society 3
      ELECTIVE*
      3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
    Total 15
      TOTAL CREDITS
      62


      SPEECH COMMUNICATION TRACK

    FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
    ENG 101 College Composition OR
    ENG 200 Advanced Composition
    3
    SPC 141 Interpersonal Communication 3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher 3
    COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - WR 3
    Total 15
    SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
    ENG 250 Professional Communications 3
    SPC 142 Public Speaking 3
    COM 120 Media Literacy 3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
    Total15
    THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
    SPC 143 Small Group Communication 3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
    ELECTIVE* 3
    ELECTIVE* 3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2
    Total 17
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
      SPC 241 Advanced Public Speaking
      3
      SPC 242 Advanced Interpersonal Communications
      3
    COM 270 Media and Society 3
    ELECTIVE* 3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
    Total 15
    TOTAL CREDITS 62

    *As recommended by advisor.
    **COM 150 and COM 267 recommended for broadcast journalism students transferring to SUNY Brockport
    +SPC 143 recommended for Public Relations students