Associate in Arts Degree

Mass Communications

The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for Mass Communications majors at senior institutions. For this specialty, the recommended coursework includes nine semester credits in journalism and 37-41 semester credits from the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Core Curriculum. The remaining credits to complete an associate degree (a minimum of 64 semester credits) should be chosen with the assistance of an academic advisor.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Mass Communication Major
IAI Major (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9 

  • JOUR 1653 - Introduction to Journalism
  • JOUR 1673 - Introduction to Mass Communication
  • * JOUR 1683 - Introduction to Radio Production

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI social and behavioral science courses from at least two different prefixes.

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI humanities courses, with at least one course from general humanities and at least one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

CHOOSE TWO IAI courses, one from the life sciences and one from the physical
sciences.

Mathematics General Education (1 course)
Credit hours: 3-5

CHOOSE ONE IAI mathematics course from the following five choices:

  • * MATH 1704 - Contemporary Mathematics
  • * MATH 1713 - Finite Mathematics
  • * MATH 1774 - Statistics
  • * MATH 1833 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Electives (3-6 courses)
Credit hours: 17

CHOOSE 17 credit hours of courses from any transfer-level elective area. A maximum of four credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Consult your transfer university to determine appropriate electives.

Minimum credit hours required for completion - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

Mass Communications A.A. — Suggested course sequence

Fall
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Mathematics course 3-5 cr. hrs.
Elective 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
JOUR 1653 3 cr. hrs.
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
JOUR 1673 3 cr. hrs.
JOUR 1683 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities courses 6 cr. hrs.

Spring
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Electives 14 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional Program Information

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