Communications involves the distribution of information on a large scale to a mass audience, and Communications Studies at colleges of DCCCD include courses commonly classified as journalism. Courses may include an introduction to mass communication; an introduction to electronic media; video production; media writing and media literacy; radio and TV writing and announcing; news reporting; photojournalism and news photography; editing and layout; public relations; and advertising art. Many courses are enhanced by hands-on work with student media outlets (newspaper, radio, television and website).
Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.
Associate of Arts degrees with a Field of Study in Mass Communications are also offered at several colleges of DCCCD.
Official Field of Study degrees were created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Field of Study degrees comprise courses to complete at freshman and sophomore levels that lead to a specific major in a four-year degree.
Richland College offers
Communications courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix): COMM
Note: The Communications rubric includes Mass Communications and Journalism courses, sometimes listed under those specific names at individual colleges.
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Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the
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The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law.
Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.
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