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Associate of Arts

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  MMMM 1000 Introduction to Mass Media 3
  MMMM 1111  Journalistic Writing (Fall Only) 3
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+  English I: Composition 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1000* -OR- Problem Solving 3
  MATH 1400+ -OR HIGHER- College Algebra 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  MMMM 1370 Publications Production I 3
  MMMM 2100* Reporting and Newswriting (Spring Only) 3
  MMMM 2400 Introduction to Photography 3
GenEd: CA    Choose from approved Cultural Awareness courses
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 3
      Semester Credits 15

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  MMMM 1375* Publications Production II 3
  MMMM 2310 Desktop Publishing (Fall Only) 3
GenEd: AA    Choose from approved Aesthetic Analysis courses 3
GenEd: LAB    Choose from approved Lab Science courses 4
GenEd: WY    Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses 3
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  MMMM 2320* Advanced Desktop Publishing (Spring Only) 3
  MMMM 2408  Digital Photography 3
    Choose from faculty-approved MMMM or INET elective courses^ 3
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses 1-3
GenEd: STEM  STAT 2070* Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences 4
      Semester Credits 14-16

Total Credits: 60-62

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^Program Comments
Students must choose from a faculty-approved elective course in the areas of MMMM or INET. If choosing INET, the course must be INET 1580 or higher.

Learning Competencies

  1. Produce and critically evaluate works for print, broadcast, and online media audiences for accuracy, fairness, clarity, style and grammar, and numerical/statistical application.
  2. Apply U.S. principles/ethics and laws of freedom of Speech.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of concepts and theories for presentation of images and visual information.
  4. Produce media presentations for print and digital dissemination using appropriate technologies.