Mass Communications Pathway

The Associate of Arts/Science

Contact Information

Abby Lackey
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50779
alackey@jscc.edu

Kim Warren-Cox
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50243
kwarrencox@jscc.edu

Pamela Xanthopoulos
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50219
pxanthopoulos@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Arts/Science in Mass Communication is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree in a community college setting. Our students have the opportunity to work closely with communication faculty. Careers in the field of communication typically require a bachelor's degree or higher. Students who wish to pursue a career in electronic or print journalism; the television or film industry; public relations or advertising; or theatre should consider this degree.

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Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2010 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I
PSCI 1020 Survey of Physical Science II

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
MATH 1010 Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry)
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
COMM 1010 Intro to Mass Communication
COMM 1020 Media Writing
Two (2) Mass Communication electives*
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II
One (1) hour of general elective (not Mass Communication)

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
COMM 1010 Intro to Mass Communication
COMM 1020 Media Writing
Two (2) Mass Communication electives*
Seven (7) hours of general electives (not Mass Communication)

*Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives.

The Associate of Arts/Science: Mass Communication requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.