Mass Communications

This program is designed to train students to meet the need for qualified public relations and other communications professionals through instruction in nonfiction writing, media production, media theory and media literacy. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to analyze and differentiate the primary influences of dominant mass media on major cultural practices and social and political institutions; research and explain the historical influences of dominant communication technologies on society, culture and human behavior. Students will learn to analyze and differentiate the primary influences of dominant mass media on major cultural practices and social and political institution; research and explain the historical influences of dominant communication technologies on society, culture and human behavior.

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  MCOMM/JOURN 101 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
  JOURN 102 Reporting the News 3

JOURN 103 or equivalent

JOURN 103
or
JOURN 104

Student Publications Staff

Student Publications Editor

3
or
3
  JOURN 107 Magazine Writing 3
Placement Test Score or completion of ENGL 120 or ESL 151 or equivalent ENGL 101 Freshman English 3

ENGL 101

ENGL 101

ENGL 102
or
ENGL 104

Critical Thinking & Literary Analysis

Critical Thinking & Argumentation

3
or
3
  Select a minimum of 3 units from the following:
 
CABOT 206
Macintosh Basics 
1
   CABOT 208  Windows Basics  1
  CS/IS 123 Desktop Publishing 2
  JOURN 106 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism I 3
  MEDIA 101 Introduction to TV Studio Production 3
  MEDIA 111 Interactive Multimedia I 3
  Select a minimum of 3 units from the following:
ECON 102; Math 141, 146 or 246B ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 ENGL 105 Survey of English Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period to 1780 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 ENGL 106 Survey of English Literature from 1780 to the Present Time 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 ENGL 109 Introduction to World Literature from Ancient Times to 1700 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 ENGL 110 Introduction to World Literature from 1700 to the Present Time 3
  ENGL 111 Women in Literature 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 ENGL 116 Introduction to Drama 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 ENGL 122 American Literature to 1865 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 ENGL 123 American Literature from 1865 to the Present 3
  ENGL 125 Shakespeare 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101
 ENGL 127
Children's Literature
 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101  ENGL 128 The Bible as Literature 3
  HIST 140
World History to 1500  3
  HIST 141
World History from 1500 to Present  3
Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151 POL S 101 Introduction to Government 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN. 
August 2017 GCC Catalog 2017-2018
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.