A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department: Visual and Performing Arts

CIP Code: 09.0102

MCC Program Code: CM01

NYSED Code (BRI): 84485

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Admissions
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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

Continuing students should contact Visual and Performing Arts for more information.

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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) Demonstrate competency in the speaking and listening communication skills expected of a future professional to inform persuade and engage others.
2) Demonstrate competency in written communication skills to produce professional communication documents for specific audiences and situations that inform promote or entertain.
3) Produce and evaluate communication messages through a variety of critical and creative approaches.
4) Employ the ability to process information in a variety of contexts.
5) Explain the historical development of the mass media in the United States placing that history in context to its current trends.
6) Explain the influence the mass media has in shaping society.
7) Practice the ethical and legal standards in the mass media and other professional communication practices.

Employment Potential

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Requirements for Program Entrance

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


Distribution RequirementsCredit 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 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 ELECTIVE3
TOTAL
15
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 ELECTIVE3
ELECTIVE+ 3
ELECTIVE* 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION 2
TOTAL
17
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
TOTAL
15
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 2
TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 CREDIT HOURS
SPC 241 Advanced Public Speaking3
SPC 242 Advanced Interpersonal Communications3
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
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