Feb 28, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies and Journalism Concentration, A.A.

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Faculty Advisor: Mary Wallace · Phone: 410-386-8285 · Email: mwallace@carrollcc.edu

An AA in Arts and Sciences with a Concentration in Communication Studies and Journalism prepares students to continue their studies in a baccalaureate degree program or obtain an entry level position in a communication related field. By providing excellent instruction in spoken and written communication skills in different media and for diverse audiences, the program strives to graduate students who are knowledgeable about communication contexts and able to think critically. The program aligns with the College’s mission to prepare students to transfer into a baccalaureate program and to enhance professional writing and speaking skills.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts, Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies and Journalism Concentration, Degree
Recommended Course Sequence: 60 Credits


Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the meaning of spoken, written, and visual texts to explore effective communication.
  2. Address communication obstacles, including but not limited to cultural differences, when interacting with and observing others.
  3. Use critical reading and listening skills to comprehend spoken, written, and visual texts.
  4. Craft messages in different genres, using various media, with a clear purpose and for a defined audience.

Student Notices

The following courses are required for this concentration; some courses fulfill General Education requirements: COMM 105 ; COMM 201 ; COMM 205 COMM 210 ; ENGL 209  or ENGL 219 ; and six credits of World Language.

Diversity requirement: take ENGL 102  and one of the required Sociology courses.

Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.



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