Liberal Arts/Communications - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 171

Program Information
Prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to major in fields such as communications, speech, journalism, broadcasting, television, radio, writing, teaching and law. The student newspaper and the college’s programming on local cable TV and channel 9, provide hands-on opportunities to develop skills and explore careers.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four- year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Discuss mass communications and the role of the media. •Communicate effectively in a variety of media. •Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills in the areas of communications and the liberal arts. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.


Program Requirements (15-17)
Credits
CO
101
Introduction to Mass Media
3
CO
104
Writing for TV/Radio & New Media
3
CO
114
Video & Digital Media Technology
3
Program Elective
3-4
Program Elective
3-4

General Education Requirements (46-47)
Credits
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
Mathematics Elective
3
Science Elective
4
Math or Science Elective
3-4
Social Science Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Literature Elective (Required)
3
Humanities Elective
3
Humanities (Foreign Language Elective Recommended)
3
History Elective
3
History Elective
3
Diversity Elective
3
Elective Requirements
Credits
CO
118
Audio Production
3
CG
105
Desktop Publishing
3
CG
114
Digital Photography
3
EN
231
News Writing I
4
EN
241
Publication, Layout & Design
3
PR
105
Introduction to Public Relations
3
PR
106
Special Events Planning & Management
3

Total Credits: (61-64)