General Remarks
Upon successful completion of the Communication and Journalism program students will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a variety of concepts and theories with which communication phenomena can be understood and interpreted;
  • demonstrate foundational knowledge of Communication and Media, Society and Culture, Economics, of History and the historical background of modern issues of political and international significance;
  • analyze social, political, economic, cultural and religious issues of critical concern to modern globalized societies and deliberate on them in public media of communication;
  • show an understanding of global issues and the role and impact of media in them;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles and theories of ethical decision-making and their practical implications in communications and journalism;
  • have a foundation in sciences and liberal studies as delivered through the General Education program;
  • explore the ways in which humans perceive and articulate their world, aesthetic, behavioural and cognitive forms and values within social and historical settings;
  • investigate how social structures influence the formation of audiences;
  • pursue postgraduate studies or professional qualifications in the fields of Communication and Journalism.
List of Courses

General Education – 33 credits
All students must complete the SUNY/ESC general education requirements.

Course

Credits

Prerequisite

1

Composition I

3

TOEFL > 530

2

Composition II

3

Composition I

3

College Algebra 

3

4

1 Natural Science course

3

Composition I

5

General Psychology or Social Psychology

3

Composition I

6

US History II

3

Composition I

7

World History II

3

Composition I

8

Other World Civilizations

3

Composition I

9

1 humanities course

3

Composition I

10

Art History I or II

3

Composition I

11

Computer Applications

3


UNYT Concentration Prerequisites – 51
 credits

Course

Credits

Prerequisite

1

Statistics I

3

College Algebra

2

Introduction to Mass Communication and Media

3

Composition II

3

World News in Historical Prespective

3

Comp I, Intro to Mass Comm & Media

3

Intro Speech Communication

3

Comp I

4

Advanced Speech Communication

3

Intro Speech Communication

5

Introduction to Journalism

3

Intro to Mass Comm & Media

6

Mass Communication and Society

3

Intro to Mass Comm & Media, Intro to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology

7

Discourse Analysis

3

Composition II

8

Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology

3

Comp I

9

Introduction to Political Science and Comparative Politics

3

Composition II, World History II

10

Introduction to International Relations

3

Composition II, World History II

11

Intro to Microeconomics

3

Composition I, College Algebra

12

Intro to Macroeconomics

3

Microeconomics

13

Advanced Research Writing

3

Composition II

14

Mass Media Writing

3

Advanced Research Writing, Introduction to Mass Communication and Media, Introduction to Journalism

15

Public Relations

3

Composition II

16

Advanced Public Relations

3

Public Relations

17

Advertising

3

Composition I, Principles of Marketing

Foreign Language(s) and/or Elective Courses 9 credits
Electives can be taken from UNYT and/or ESC.

Empire State College Concentration Courses – 32 credits

Course

Credits

1

Communications Analysis and Decisions (pre: Mass Comm. & Soc, Discourse Analysis)

4

2

Theories of Human Communication (pre: Composition II, General Psychology)

4

3

Advanced Electronic and Print Journalism (pre: Intro to Journalism)

4

4

The Television Environment (pre: Intro to Journalism)

4

5

Ethics and Law in Communication and  Journalism (pre: Mass Media Writing)

4

6

Research Methods in Social Sciences (pre: Adv. Res. Wr., Discourse Analysis, Statistics for SS)

4

7

Senior Project (pre: Senior status)

4

1 of the following ESC Electives, based on availability:

Internship (pre: Senior status)

4

TOTAL 128 CREDITS