Communication

The Communication degree helps prepare students to work in the communication industry or to successfully transfer to four-year schools. The program provides opportunities to learn about careers within communication including television, radio, film, public relations, recordings, magazines, publishing, advertising, newspapers, and new media. Courses in the program are taught from a real-world perspective and emphasize the development of strong writing skills, one of the most important ingredients to success in the communication field.  Students choose a specialization within the Communication degree following one of three tracks: Creative Writing, Journalism/Public Relations or Radio/Television/Film. Students may also gain additional real-world experience by taking an optional three-credit internship in communication with Communication Fieldwork (COMM295).

For more information, contact faculty advisor, Keith Forrest at (609)343-4994 or kforrest@atlantic.edu.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Appraise the media’s influence on politics, purchases, entertainment, and how it affects the culture in shaping beliefs and attitudes;
  • Apply the public relations process to planning, research, writing and analysis;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and human communication by applying audience analysis, listening, and other techniques to real-world exchanges;
  • Create effective journalistic and creative writing works utilizing industry techniques and procedures.

(COMC-Fall 2021)

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Mathematics-Science-Technology

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Social Science

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Humanities

Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110  

Choose two: ENGL201, ENGL202, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

History

Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Diversity

Choose: ANTH103, ENGL201, ENGL202, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106 or PHIL111

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Program Requirements

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Program Electives

Choose a Track:

(Before choosing a sequence, meet with your advisor to ensure your choice aligns with your academic goals.)

 

Creative Writing Track

Choose: COMM205-Television History, COMM207-Popular Music & Radio History or COMM208-Film History

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

Journalism/Public Relations Track

Choose: COMM205-Television History, COMM207-Popular Music & Radio History,  or COMM208-Film History

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

Radio/Television/Film Track

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Technological Competency

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, CISM132, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

Creative Writing Track - Second Semester

Choose COMM205, COMM207 or COMM208

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Creative Writing Track - Third Semester

Choose ENGL201, ENGL202, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Choose ANTH103, ENGL201, ENGL202, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106 or PHIL111

Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Creative Writing Track - Fourth Semester

Choose ENGL201, ENGL202, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose General Education Mathematics Course or General Education Science Course 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

Journalism/Public Relations Track - First Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Journalism/Public Relations Track - Second Semester

Choose COMM205, COMM207 or COMM208

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Journalism/Public Relations Track - Third Semester

Choose ENGL201, ENGL202, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Choose ANTH103, ENGL201, ENGL202, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106 or PHIL111

Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Journalism/Public Relations Track - Fourth Semester

Choose ENGL201, ENGL202, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose General Education Mathematics Course or General Education Science Course 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

Radio/Television/Film Track - First Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Radio/Television/Film Track - Third Semester

Choose ENGL201, ENGL202, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Choose ANTH103, ENGL201,ENGL202, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106 or PHIL111

Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Radio/Television/Film Track - Fourth Semester

Choose ENGL201, ENGL202, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose General Education Mathematics Course or General Education Science Course 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

Overview

Program

Communication

Type

Associate in Arts