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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Communications Concentration

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Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

Students in the Communications Concentration, Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate in Arts degree program pursue interests in the print and visual media while exploring other academic disciplines through the general education requirements of a liberal arts education. This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Most students in the Communications Concentration continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree. Students should check the requirements of the transfer institution and meet with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC for specific program planning. Students may pursue careers in such fields as journalism, film and radio production, public relations and advertising.

Helpful Hints:

Students should begin their Middlesex experience by taking the foundation-level courses (English and mathematics) prior to, or along with, their communications courses. Internships in television, radio and the print media are available through internship contracts.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Communications Concentration program will achieve the learning outcomes of the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree.  Additionally, graduates are prepared to:

  • Write a news story and a feature story of some consequence;
  • Edit and layout the pages of a newspaper;
  • Produce a radio program practicing the vocabulary used in the field;
  • Produce videos;
  • Write news releases, documentaries, public service announcements, promotions, commercials and dramatic scripts;
  • Deliver a formal speech and interact in informal discussions.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 61-63

♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Special Requirements for Liberal Arts & Sciences-Communications: *Must be from one of the following; MAT 120, MAT 165, MAT 177, MAT 182, MAT 195, MAT 250, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 290, MAT 291. Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing.  Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.

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