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Associate in Arts

Communication Concentration

The Communication concentration offers a sequence of diverse courses for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution with a focus on liberal arts in the communication field. Students learn how to observe and interpret human communication in a variety of contexts: cultural, personal, relational, and technological. Students interested in pursuing television production and direction, film studies, or radio broadcasting are encouraged to investigate the Media Studies concentration.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I
 
3
COM103 Human Communication
 
3
PSY101 General Psychology
 
3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
    Elective 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102 English Composition II
 
3
COM201 Interpersonal Communication
 
3
COM207 Argumentation & Debate
 
3
    Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
    Elective 3
Third SemesterCredits
COM203 Public Speaking
 
3
    Natural or Physical Science 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
  Concentration Elective 3
    Elective 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
COM204 Persuasive Communication
 
3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
  Concentration Elective 3
COM120   Introduction to Film
 
3
    Elective 2–3
Total Credits 60–63

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

COM100 Voice & Diction
COM105 Survey of Mass Communication
COM113 Radio Broadcasting
COM114 Radio Production
COM206 Communication in Current Settings
COM208 Broadcast Writing & Presentation
COM214 Media & Society
COM215 Social Media Marketing & Communications
COM216 Event Planning & Management
COM221 American Film
COM222 International Cinema
COM224 Documentary Film
COM263 Communication Cooperative Work Experience
ENL161 Journalism I
ENL170 Producing a Magazine of the Arts
THR103 Acting I

World Languages: Up to 8 credits of World Languages in the conversational to advanced II level in FRN, GER, ITL, PRT, and SPN.

Prospects for employment are incredibly diverse, and individuals with degrees in communication might pursue careers in teaching, government, law enforcement, theater and film, script and speech writing, public relations, marketing and promotion, management, human resources, social work, or a variety of other fields. Students with this degree might choose to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree or they may immediately enter the workforce.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

See also: What can I do with this major?

Full Time Faculty

Lisa Heller Boragine, Performing Arts Coordinator
Location Tilden Arts 214
Phone 774.330.4659
E-mail lheller@capecod.edu
Tyler Daniels
Location Tilden Arts 218
Phone 774.330.4658
E-mail tdaniels@capecod.edu

Adjunt Faculty

Naomi Arenberg
Location WKKL
Phone 774.330.4455
E-mail narenberg@capecod.edu
Adam Farrell
Location Tilden Arts 216
Phone 774.330.4410
E-mail afarrell@capecod.edu
Angela King
Location Tilden Arts 216
Phone 774.330.4641
E-mail aking@capecod.edu
Phyllis Lee
Location Tilden Arts 216
Phone 774.330.4467
E-mail plee@capecod.edu
Eleanor Lopez
Location Tilden Arts 216
Phone 774.330.4410
E-mail elopez@capecod.edu
Timothy Miller
Location Tilden Arts 216
Phone 774.330.4410
E-mail tmiller@capecod.edu
Matt Vazquez
Location Tilden Arts 219
Phone 774.330.4656
E-mail mvazquez@capecod.edu