2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Field of Study Degrees


ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN MASS COMMUNICATIONS-SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS

This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Offered at Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, and Richland Colleges

Degree Code: AA.FS.SPCHCOMM.15

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

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course requirements; 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 with a Field of Study in Mass Communications-Speech Communications 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

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SPEAKING, LISTENING, WELLNESS AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Select ONE of the following options: CB090  

OPTION A:

SGNL 1301, 1302 or SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 AND COMM 1129 or PHED 1164

OR

OPTION B:

ARAB 1411, 1412; CHIN 1411, 1412; FREN 1411, 1412; GERM 1411, 1412; ITAL 1411, 1412; JAPN 1411, 1412; KORE 1411, 1412; LATI 1411, 1412; PORT 1411, 1412; RUSS 1411, 1412; SPAN 1411, 1412

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QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select ONE of the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1350, 1414, 1425, 1442, 2342, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2442

*Note: If a student takes the four (4) credit hour mathematics course; three (3) of those hours will apply towards the mathematics requirement. The remaining one (1) credit hour from that mathematics course will be applied to the general degree requirement and does not count towards the 42-hour Core.

3-4*
TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

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

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SELF AND SOCIETY

Select the following: CB080  
COMM 1307

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

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

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HUMANITY, CREATIVITY AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321; [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; LATI 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312 ]

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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.

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TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

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CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AA DEGREE
42

REQUIRED MASS COMMUNICATIONS-SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS FIELD OF STUDY COURSES

Select TWO courses from the following: (6 hours)
SPCH 1311*, 1318, 2333

*If you selected SPCH 1311 for your Core course, then you must select two other courses from this list.

Select TWO courses from the following: (6 hours)
SPCH 1315*, 1321*, 1342, 2335, 2341

*If you selected SPCH 1315 or 1321 for your Core course, then you must select two other courses from this list.

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GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDITS

Select any THREE hours of elective college credit courses other than those with the prefix of BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, ENVR, GEOL, MATH or PHYS.

NOTE: Courses previously taken cannot be used to satisfy both the Core and a requirement in this group.

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REQUIRED SPEECH COURSES

Select THREE courses from the following:
SPCH 1144*, 1145*, 2144*, 2145*

*Before taking any one of these courses, student should ensure the courses are approved by the university to which the student will transfer.
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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS AA DEGREE
60

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: Select two courses from SPCH 1311, 1318, 2333 AND two courses from SPCH 1315, 1321, 1342, 2335, 2341.


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