2014 - 2015 Catalog
Field of Study Degrees

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN MASS COMMUNICATIONS-ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Offered at Brookhaven College


IMPORTANT: GOVT 2301 and 2302 will only be offered through summer 2013. Beginning fall 2013, state policy mandates only GOVT 2305 and 2306 to be offered. Please consult with an advisor to discuss your options for completing the government requirements.


Degree Code: AA.FS.ADV/PR.12

In order to be eligible to receive this AA degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 62 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301, either Speech 1311, 1315 or 1321and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

This degree may be taken through a combination of on-campus and distance education offerings; or if planned correctly, the degree may be completed entirely through distance education. Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below "C" in transfer.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.


Course Requirements for the AA Degree Mass Communications-Advertising and Public Relations Field of Study Credit Hours

TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)  CB010 
HIST 1301     CB060

6

SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Select ONE of the following: CB011  
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 (a grade of "C" or better required); [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; CHIN 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; CZEC 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; FREN 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; GERM 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; GREE 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; ITAL 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; JAPN 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; KORE 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; LATI 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; PORT 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; RUSS 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; SGNL 1301, 1302; SPAN 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; VIET 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412]

3-4

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select ONE of the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 1314/1414, 1316, 1324, 1325/1425, 1332, 1333, 1348, 1350, 1351, 2321/2421, 2342/2442, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415, 2318/2418, 2320/2420, 2305

3-4

WELLNESS AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select the following: CB090  
COMM 1316

3

TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY, AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302    

3

SELF AND SOCIETY

Select the following: CB080  
COMM 1307

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2301 Read important note shown at the top of this degree plan.

Select ONE of the following: CB060
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

9

HUMANITY, CREATIVITY, AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
CUST 2370; ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 1316, 1317, 2303, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2321; [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; CZEC 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; GREE 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; LATI 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SPAN 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322, 2323; 2324; VIET 2311, 2312]

6

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select TWO of the following: CB030  
ANTH 2401; BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421; CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; ENVR 1401, 1402; GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447; PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

8

TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2302 Read important note shown at the top of this degree plan.

3
CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AA DEGREE
44-46

GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDITS

Select 3 hours from one of the following groups:
COMM 1317, 1318, 1319, 1335, 1336, 1337, 2300, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2316, 2324, 2325, 2326, 2328, 2329, 2331, 2332, 2339, 2366, 2389 and SPCH 2301

OR

Select EACH of the following:
COMM 1129, 1130, 2129

3

REQUIRED COMMUNICATION COURSES

Select the following :
COMM 2302

3

MASS COMMUNICATIONS-ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FIELD OF STUDY REQUIRED COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
COMM 2311, 2315, 2327, 2330

12
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS AA DEGREE
62-64

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: Communications 1307 and 9 credit hours from the required Mass Communications-Advertising and public relations Field of Study courses.