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2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communications Transfer Pathway (AA)

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No other industry has a more profound effect on everyday life than mass communications. We are constantly exposed to messages from electronic or print media that in some way influences our decision-making. Courses cover the impact of mass communication on society; understanding of media cultures; oral and written communications. Students have the opportunity to be involved in electronic and print media from the moment they step on to campus. From the CCTV newscast to The Cowley Press student newspaper, students can experience the facets of news media. Students learn through practical hands-on experience in addition to classroom instruction preparing them to enter the work force or continue their education at a four-year institution.

Pathway Code: MACM

General Education Requirements (38 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (9 hours)

Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s)  .
The following elective types are recommended for this pathway:

  • HIS 6411  or HIS 6412  - U.S. History Elective - 3 hour(s) __________________________________
  • Literature Elective - 3 hour(s) ____________________________________
  • Art or Theatre or Music Appreciation Elective - 3 hour(s) ________________________

Social Sciences (9 hours)

Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC). 
For a list of course options click this link Social Science Elective(s)  

The following elective types are recommended for this pathway:

  • ECO 6113   or ECO 6114   Economics Elective - 3 hour(s) ____________________________________

    GEG 6120  - Principles of Geography - 3 hours(s) ________________________________

    PSY 6711   General Psychology or SOC 6811   Principles of Sociology - 3 hours(s) ________________________________

Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)

Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from Lab Science Elective(s) .

  • Lab Science Elective 5 hour(s) ____________________________

Pathway Required Electives (21 hours)

These courses are required for students pursuing a transfer degree in Mass Communications regardless of their focus area in: Television/Radio/Film; Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising; or Photography.  

Pathway Recommended Electives (3 hours or more)

Students should work with their advisor to determine if additional electives are recommended based upon their area of focus in Mass Communications in order to meet degree requirements for the chosen transfer university’s program of study. 

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.

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