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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Communication and Media Arts (B.A.)

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Today’s communication and media professionals need to have a broad background in both traditional and new media and to understand the impact of the convergence of these media on society. By combining media practice with communication theory, this degree covers a broad spectrum of critical perspectives on the media and introduces a range of contemporary media practices. Consistent with the mission of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, our program/s encompass a number of interdisciplinary courses.

The goal of this major is to produce well-rounded students who are knowledgeable about contemporary media theories and research issues, have developed excellent writing skills, have gained production and presentation skills, and are critical thinkers and writers.

Before declaring a CMA major, students must complete 24 credits of university coursework, complete RHET 1020  with a grade B or better, complete JRMC 2200   with a grade B or better, and pass an English Proficiency Test with a grade no less than 75% grade.

Admission to the CMA program is highly competitive and space is limited. Eligible students who meet the above requirements will be ranked and selected based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA).

CMA majors are not permitted to have a major in MMJ or IMC. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in CMA, of which no more than 48 credits can be in CMA and another 72 of their total credit hours must be taken from outside the major. Three of those 72 credits are collateral credits and must be in a 300-level course in English and Comparative Literature or HIST 4290  or RHET 3330  or RHET 3340 

(Collaterals are subjects in supporting disciplines specified by the department of major).

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

General Electives/Minor

Depending on the number of credit hours needed to complete 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree from AUC, CMA majors are required to select elective courses leading to a minor in an area that will complement their major, including Rhetoric and Writing, Middle East Studies, Arabic Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology or the Arts. Double majors are exempt. Selections should be made in consultation with your major advisor.

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