Liberal Arts and Sciences: Media Studies Option
The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum offers a well rounded education that prepares students for a wide range of career options. Students take courses in a diverse set of disciplines that provides a foundation for later specialization. The Media Studies option allows students interested in communication, mass media, and film and video studies or production to transfer to a senior college. Students who graduate with an AA Liberal Arts and Sciences: Media Studies option can pursue a variety of careers including television and/or film producer or director, screenwriter, corporate communications specialist, media analyst, and others.
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
- Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
- Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
- Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
- Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
- Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
- Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
- Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.
Upon successful completion of the Media Studies Option requirements, students will be able to:
- Examine examples from television, film, newspapers, radio, and websites and, in written and/or oral presentations, analyze how these mass communication vehicles portray and influence US audiences of varying races, ethnicities, and genders.
- Assess how the standpoints of characters in TV programs are affected by societal mores and values.
- Interpret how filmmakers use lighting, audio, directing, set design, and mise en scene to create meaning in the minds of viewers.
Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Debra A. Gonsher