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Communication Concentration

Liberal Arts:
Humanities and Social Sciences A.A.
Communication Concentration

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The Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications Concentration A.A. program prepares students for academic success in baccalaureate transfer programs in liberal arts disciplines. This concentration meets the SUNY Transfer Paths for communication that satisfies the common lower division requirements shared by all SUNY campuses. It also meets the transfer paths for related communication fields such as media management, communication studies, broadcast and mass communication, communication-public relations, and communications and information design. By providing students with courses that offer a diverse set of global and cultural perspectives, the program expects students to explore and reflect on human endeavors in the context of nature and society.

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The program prepares graduates to:

Goal I: Demonstrate proficiency in communication by

  • Writing a variety of texts in their core courses
  • Presenting orally
  • Communicating in a language other than English

Goal II: Examine ideas and issues from multiple perspectives by

  • Analyzing different cultural perspectives in the humanities, social sciences and the arts
  • Analyzing different theoretical perspectives in the humanities, social sciences and the arts

Goal III: Demonstrate analytical and creative problem solving approaches by

  • Applying meta-literacy skills to locate, select, evaluate, and use information in an ethical manner from a variety of print and electronic resources
  • Identifying the methods natural scientists and social scientists use to explore natural and social phenomena
  • Using mathematical reasoning
  • Formulating, analyzing, and evaluating arguments

Goal IV: Prepare students to transfer to communication-related majors at 4-year SUNY institutions

  • Introducing students to diverse communication styles including media writing and visual communication
  • Introducing students to diverse employment opportunities in the area of communications

The Communication Concentration meets the SUNY Transfer Paths for communication, thus allowing students to seamlessly transfer to SUNY four-year institutions as juniors in communications-related majors. It also prepares students for current communication careers in such areas as media management, social media, advertising, broadcast and mass communication, public relations, and new media information design.

For more information on our Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences Communication Concentration please view the degree plan and contact:
Professor Rae Doyle
Elston Hall, Room 203

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Degree Plan

See the degree requirements and suggested course sequence.

Degree Plan