Mass Communication

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Mass Communication

A.S. TTP

Expected Hours for A.S. TTP Degree

60

What is Mass Communication Emphasis: General Transfer?

The Mass Communication emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution.  This program prepares students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue careers in advertising, reporting, television production, radio broadcasting, and public relations.

What will I learn?

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  3. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public   importance.
  4. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  6. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.
In addition, students who complete the Mass Communication emphasis will understand the basic factors affecting mass communication and mass media.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

COMM 1010

Introduction to Mass Communication

3

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

HIST 2010

American History I

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

Fall Semester Milestones

Complete any learning support required in order to register for HIST 2010.

Successful completion of ENGL 1010 required for progression to ENGL 1020 and ENGL 2110/2310. A grade of C or higher is required.

FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!


Spring Semester

COMM 1030

Introduction to Broadcasting

3

ENGL 1020

Composition II

3

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

HIST 2020

American History II

3

HUM 2230

Ethics

3

Spring Semester Milestones

FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.

Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration. Remember, advising is key to success!


Fall Semester

COMM 1020

Writing for the Mass Media

3

HUM 1280 or HUM 2780

Comparative Cultures or World Religions

3

ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2310

American Literature 1 or World Literature 1

3

ASTR 1010 or BIOL 1010

Astronomy I or

Survey of Biology I

4

ECON 2010

Macroeconomics

3

Fall Semester Milestones

Successful completion of ASTR 1010/BIO 1010 required for progression to ASTR 1020/BIO 1020..

FINANCIAL ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!


Spring Semester

BUSN 2380 or SPAN 1010

Principles of Marketing or Beginning Spanish I

3

COMM 2130

Introduction to Public Relations

3

CPE 1015

Internship

2

ASTR 1020 or BIOL 1020

Astronomy II or

Survey of Biology II

4

PSYC 1030 or SOCI 1010

General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology

3

Spring Semester Milestones

Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.

Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.

Complete program test and exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.

FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

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