Requirements: Global Communications Major (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
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
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) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

 

HONORS

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

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 56 credits

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

 

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM1500REG

DIGITAL TOOLKIT: COMMUNICATION DESIGN PRACTICUM

None
CM1023REG

INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES

EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
CM2004REG

COMPARATIVE COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY

EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM2006REG

MEDIA GLOBALIZATION

EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
 CM2051CCR

COMMUNICATION THEORY & RESEARCH METH.

EN1000 AND EN1010 AND EN2020CCE OR EN2020
CM3052REG

RHETORIC & PERSUASION

EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
CM4098CCCX
or
CM4090CCC
Internship

Senior Seminar
College Level=Junior OR College Level=Senior

College Level=Senior

 

Media & Culture Electives

SELECT FOUR COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST; AT LEAST TWO MUST BE AT 3000 LEVEL OR Above
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
AN1002CCI

SOCIO-CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

None
CM1110REG

INTRODUCTION TO FASHION STUDIES

None
CM2110REG

GLOBAL FASHION AND DESIGN

None
CM2091REG

TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS

None
CM2100REG

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE

None
CM3004REG

COMMUNICATING FASHION

CM2004
CM3011REG

COMPARATIVE POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

None
CM3033REG

SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL

CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR
CM3037REG

THE MUSEUM AS MEDIUM

None
 CM3042CCD

ATTENTION AND UBIQUITOUS MEDIA

EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM3046REG

MEDIA LAW, POLICY, & ETHICS

None
CM3049REG

MEDIA AND ETHNOGRAPHY

CM1023
 CM3053REG

MEDIA & GENDER

None
CM3055REG

VISUAL RHETORIC: PERSUASIVE IMAGES

None
CM3060REG

THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD

None
CM3062REG

MEDIA SEMIOTICS

Major=Art History OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR
CM3075REG

MEDIA AESTHETICS

(Major=Art History AND AH1020CCI) OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR
CM3080REG

ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY

None
CM3082REG

CIVIC MEDIA, TACTICAL MEDIA

None
CM3091REG

TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION

None
CM4015REG

MEDIA, PANIC & SCANDAL

CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR OR Major=Journalism)
CM4017REG

MEDIA & WAR

None
CM4021REG

PARIS FASHION HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHIES

College Level=Senior
CM4026REG

CULTURES OF MUSIC PRODUCTION

None
CM4030REG

MEDIA IN ASIA

Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR
CM4073REG

MEDIA & SOCIETY IN THE ARAB WORLD

None
CM4091REG

TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS

College Level=Junior

 

Electives/Specialization

Select three courses from the lists below or from the Media & Culture list above. At least two courses must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. If students wish to specialize, all three courses must come from the same list below.
Production
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
 CM1019CCDI

PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION

None
CM2001REG

PUBLIC SPEAKING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM2080REG

GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO

None
CM3027REG

VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR BROADCAST NEWS

CM1011 AND CM1023 OR CM1011CCR
CM3033REG

SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL

CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR
CM4016REG

GLOBAL ADVOCACY

(Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) AND EN2020 OR EN2020CCE
CM4026REG

CULTURES OF MUSIC PRODUCTION

None
  Any course in the Film Pragmatics list for the  Film Studies Major  

 

Integrated marketing communications
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM2003REG

MEDIA INDUSTRIES: STRATEGIES, MARKETS & CONSUMERS

None
EC2010REG

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

None
EC2010REG

PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

None
BA2020CCI

MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

None
BA2040REG

MARKETING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

None
CM2110REG

GLOBAL FASHION AND DESIGN

None
CM3005REG

PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIETY

EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
BA3030CCR

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

BA2020CCI OR BA2020GE110
CM3067REG

ADVERTISING

BA2040
CM4048REG

MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR BRAND DVLPMT

BA2040

 

Media Convergence
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM3042CCD

ATTENTION AND UBIQUITOUS MEDIA

EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
 CM3048REG

HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

CM1005 GPA 3.0 OR CS1040 OR CS1040GE110
  Any course in the International Cinema list of the  Film Studies Major  

 

FREE ELECTIVES

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

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students must complete at least six major courses at AUP, at least four of which must be at the 3000 level or above (and not counting internship).