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Communications

to B.A. Mass Communications - Convergence Journalism

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Delaware State University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Communications provides essential background for students preparing for careers in the print or broadcasting media. Students will learn how to write news articles as well as how to operate radio and television equipment. Instruction is given in copy writing and in selling advertisements for different types of media. The program emphasizes hands-on experience with students serving two internships prior to graduation.

Students enrolled in Delaware State University's Bachelor of Arts degree program in Mass Communications - Convergence Journalism have access to state-of-the art radio and television broadcasting facilities as well as the digital multimedia technologies of the future. Because they get so much hands-on experience, Convergence Journalism majors cultivate various marketable industry specific skills including news writing and editing, media research techniques, media law and ethics, video and audio production and digital multimedia. Graduates go on to careers in all aspects of convergence journalism, getting jobs as reporters, editors, production professionals and front office managers.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM


Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Communications

DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
B.A. Mass Communications - Convergence Journalism

DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY

Semester 1 CR
COM 140 Newswriting I 3
COM 150 Intro. to Electronic Media 3
ENG 121 Composition 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
MAT 120 Math for Behavioral Sciences 3
  15
Semester 2
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Applications 3
ENG 122 Technical Writing/Communications 3
COM 242 Newswriting II 3
COM 250 Photography 4
HIS 111 U.S. History: Pre-Civil War 3
  16
Semester 3
COM 240 Mass Media Law 3
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3
MKT 212 Principles of Marketing 3
OAT 242 Desktop Publishing 4
COM 110 Intro. to Video Production 3
COM 160 Into. to Public Relations (Approved Elective)* 3
  19
Semester 4
POL 111 Political Science 3
COM 251 Layout and Design 3
COM 293 Internship with Seminar 5
XXX XXX Approved Elective 3/4
  14/15
Semester 5 CR
ENGL 201 World Literature or 3
ENGL 205 African-American Literature I^ 3
XXXX XXX Arts or Humanities Elective 3
MVSC 101 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 2
MCOM 342 Magazine Writing 3
XXXX XXX Open Electives (Must be taken outside the department.) 3
  14
Semester 6
ENGL 202 World Literature II or 3
ENGL 206 African-American Literature II^ 3
XXXX XXX Natural Science with Lab 3/4
MCOM 334 Media Research Techniques 3
MCOM XXX Mass Communication Elective (Choose from approved list.) 3
GLOB 395 Global Societies 3
  15/16
Semester 7
XXXX XXX Natural Science with Lab 3/4
XXXX XXX Foreign Language I+ 3
MCOM 408 Technical & Scientific Writing 3
XXXX XXX Open Electives (Must be taken outside department.) 3/4
  12/14
Semester 8
MCOM 460 Senior Capstone 3
MCOM XXX Mass Communication Elective (Choose from approved list.) 3
MCOM 536 Online Journalism 3
XXXX XXX Foreign Language II+ 3
XXXX XXX Free Elective (if needed) 3
  15
*Students should take this course for transfer to DSU. ^African-American Literature I or II satisfies the African-American Experience Across-the-Curriculum requirement.

+ Satisfies multicultural requirement

Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the B. A. in Mass Communications.
Course offerings by semester may vary. See your advisor.
RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Georgetown: 302-259-6470
Delaware State University
Dover, Delaware: (302)857-6060
Georgetown, Delaware: (302)500-7011
Wilmington, Delaware: (302)254-5334
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum. 03/2014