Requirements: Communication and Civil Society (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
Writing & Criticism
EN1010
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above)
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 44 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

Two core course classes (8 credits)
(Sophomore Year)
Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisites
THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
or
FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN POLITICS
None
or
None
COMPARATIVE POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
None

 

Communication, Law, Advocacy, Ethics Core (8 credits)
Choose two of the following
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
Prerequisites
ETHICAL INQUIRY: PROBLEMS AND PARADIGMS
None
INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
THE HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LAW
None
INTRO. TO HISTORY, LAW & SOCIETY
None
GLOBAL JUSTICE
EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore
MEDIA LAW, POLICY, & ETHICS
CM1023
RHETORIC & PERSUASION
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
INTERNATIONAL LAW
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
GLOBAL ADVOCACY
(Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) AND EN2020 OR EN2020CCE

The faculty advisor will help students create a pathway across Applied Theory and Electives.

 

Applied Theory

Three of the following specialized paths, one of which must be 3000-level or above (12 credits)

(Not exhaustive; other courses can be added by program coordinator approval, substitution form required)

 

Management and Economics

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
Prerequisites
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
None
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
BA2001
ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING
None
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW VENTURES
College Level=Sophomore
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
None
MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
None
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
None
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
(EC2010 OR EC2010GE110) AND (EC2020 OR EC2020GE110) AND (MA1030CCM OR MA1030GE120)
BUSINESS ETHICS AND CSR
BA1020 AND (BA2020CCI OR BA2020GE110) AND College Level=Junior
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
EC2010GE110 OR EC2010 AND EC2020 OR EC2020GE110
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MONEY, DEBT, AND TAXES
(EC2020 OR EC2020GE110) OR (EC2010GE110 OR EC2010)
INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS
EC2010 OR EC2010GE110
MARKET RESEARCH
College Level=Junior AND BA2040 AND (MA1020CCM OR CS1060 OR CS1060CCI OR CS1060CCDI)
MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR BRAND DVLPMT
BA2040

 

Data and Computer Science

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
Prerequisites
APPLIED STATISTICS I
MA0900 OR MA1005 OR MA1005CCM OR MA1005GE120 OR ELECMA-25 OR ELECMA-20 OR ELECMA-30 OR (MA1025CCM OR MA1025GE120) OR MA1030 OR MA1030CCM OR MA1030GE120 OR MA1091 OR MA1091CCM OR MA1091GE120
CALCULUS I
MA1025CCM OR ELECMA-30 OR MA1025GE120
INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I
None
DATA SCIENCE: METHODS AND CONTEXT
None
APPLIED STATISTICS II
MA1020CCM OR MA1020GE120
DATA SCIENCE II: THEORY AND PRACTICE
CS1060 OR CS1060CCDI OR CS1060CCI
HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
CS1005 GPA 3.0 OR CS1040 OR CS1040GE110
WEB APPLICATIONS
CS1040 OR CS1040GE110
MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
MA1020CCM
DATABASE APPLICATIONS
None

 

Advocacy and Production

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
Prerequisites
JOURNALISM: WRITING & REPORTING
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION
None
KNOWING WHY: FORMAL LOGIC AND CAUSAL REASONING
None
PUBLIC SPEAKING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
COMMUNICATION THEORY & RESEARCH METH.
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO
None
PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIETY
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
FEATURE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
(CM1011 OR CM1011CCR) OR CM1023 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
MEDIA AND ETHNOGRAPHY
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
MAKING A DOCUMENTARY
CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI OR CM1019 OR FM1019

 

Sustainability

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
Prerequisites
CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
4 Credits From Range [SC1020CCS To SC1090GE130] AND (MA1005CCM OR MA1020CCM OR MA1025CCM OR MA1030CCM OR MA1005GE120 OR MA1020GE120 OR MA1030GE120)
THE ECONOMICS AND POLITICS OF INEQUALITY 
None
BUSINESS ETHICS AND CSR
BA1020 AND (BA2020CCI OR BA2020GE110) AND College Level=Junior
ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
(EC2020 OR EC2020GE110) AND (EC2010 OR EC2010GE110)
ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
(EC2010 OR EC2010GE110) AND (EC2020 OR EC2020GE110)
ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY
None
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
College Level=Junior
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICUM
College Level=Junior

Other practice-based, experiential learning course (per program director's approval)

 

Three of the following Electives in Communication and Civil Society, two of which must be at 3000-level or higher (12 credits)
*This list is not meant to be exhaustive: others could be included

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
Prerequisites
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY
None
SOCIO-CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
None
ELEMENTARY ARABIC I
None
HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST II
None
INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
None
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
None
MEDIA GLOBALIZATION
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
SITUATING THE MIDDLE EAST I
None
SITUATING THE MIDDLE EAST II
None
MARKETING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
None
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
None
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
None
THE COMMONS AND THE MARKET
(EC2010 OR EC2010GE110 OR EC2020 OR EC2020GE110) OR (PO1011CCR OR PO1011GE110) OR (PL2003 OR PL2003GE115)
CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
None
WRITING THE SOCIAL WORLD
College Level=Sophomore AND EN1010 AND PY1000CCI OR GS2006GE110 OR GS2006
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012CCR
GLOBAL JUSTICE
EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore
POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
INTERNAT'L POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
ATTENTION AND UBIQUITOUS MEDIA
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012 OR PO1011GE110
MEDIA & GENDER
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
LITERATURE & THE POLITICAL IMAGINATION
None
LIFE STORIES
College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
ADVERTISING
BA2040
SOCIAL MEMORY
College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
POST-COLONIAL LIT. & THEORY
None
CM3082 CIVIC MEDIA, TACTICAL MEDIA CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
College Level=Sophomore
GLOBAL ADVOCACY
(Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) AND EN2020 OR EN2020CCE
MEDIA & WAR
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
MEDIA IN ASIA
( Major=Journalism OR CM1023) AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
MEDIA & SOCIETY IN THE ARAB WORLD
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)

(Other courses may be added if relevant, per program director's approval)

 

Senior Capstone (4 credits)

Thesis or Applied Project (simulation conflict resolution; influence campaign, etc., grounding in research)

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
Prerequisites
or
SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR
or
SENIOR PROJECT
College Level=Senior

 

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

Students may earn honors if they have at least a 3.7 GPA in courses in the Communications and Civil Society major taken during their junior and senior years and complete a senior thesis or senior project. Students must contact the department chair in the spring before their senior year if they are interested in honors.