Broadcasting - Journalism and Broadcasting/Broadcasting Emphasis
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Broadcasting - Journalism and Broadcasting/Broadcasting Emphasis

Associate in Arts

Minimum of 61 credit hours
If you’re self-confident, assertive, creative, enthusiastic and inquisitive – this is the career for you. At Oklahoma City Community College, you can get practical experience in the behind-the-scenes operations of America’s electronic media – essential to gaining employment since broadcasters don’t traditionally want to train new workers. You want to be ready to jump in from day one. In our broadcasting program, you’ll learn the rigorous ins and outs of the news business, invaluable communication skills, and all the current trends especially in web communications. With this knowledge, you’re sure to edge out the competition with an associate degree in broadcasting designed for you.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    PSY 1113 General Psychology OR Gen Ed  
    SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1503 Contemporary Mathematics OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed  
    JB 1103 Audio Production 3 Major  
    JB BRDC SUPP ELEC J&B Broadcasting Support Elective  3 Support  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    ECON 2123 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Gen Ed  
    ECON 2143 Principles of Macroeconomics *3 Gen Ed  
    ECON 1013 Introduction to Economics 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    JB 1133 News Writing 3 Major  
    BIO Biological Science 3-4 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History 1877 to Present 3 Gen Ed  
    JB 2643 Video Production 3 Major  
    HUM Humanities Elective  3 Gen Ed  
    TA 1133 Voice and Speech Improvement OR Support  
    TA 2233 Acting for The Camera 3 Support  
    COM 1123 Interpersonal Communications OR  Gen Ed  
    COM 2213 Intro to Public Speaking 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    DMD Digital Media Design Support  
    PHYS SC Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas 3-4 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective  3 Gen Ed  
    JB BRDC ELEC J&B Broadcasting Major Elective 3 Major  
    JB BRDC SUPP ELEC J&B Broadcasting Support Elective 2 Support  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (12 Credit Hours) Journalism and Broadcasting: JB 1103; JB 1133; JB 2643; *** Choose 1 major elective: JB 1013, JB 2113, JB 2303, JB 2413.

    General Education Courses: (37 credit hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; Communications: COM 1123 or COM 2213; Economics: ECON 2123, ECON 2143*, or ECON 1013; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Social Sciences: PSY 1113 or SOC 1113; Humanities: Six credit hours Humanities Electives; ** Science: 3-4 credit hours of general education Biological Science; 3-4 credit hours Physical Science

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (6 Credit Hours) Any DMD course; TA 1133 or TA 2233

    Elective Courses: ( 5 Credit Hours) Electives (any course or courses of the student's choosing - a modern language is recommended)

    *Requires a prerequisite: ECON 2123

    **One of the courses must have a lab component. 

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - Biological Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Communications

    COM 1123 - Interpersonal Communications
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will be able to identify why certain things happen as they do when two or more individuals come together to communicate for a specific purpose. The student must attest to his or her ability to understand the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on dyads, small groups, analysis of communication models and nonverbal communication, applying understanding to the major types of interpersonal communication problems in the work environment and in daily human relations.

    COM 2213 - Intro to Public Speaking
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3CREDITS

    Given the principles of effective listening and speaking, the student will assimilate those skills into his or her physical and psychological worlds. After being exposed to public, business and professional speaking, the student will apply the principles of invention, organization, style, and delivery through practical exercises and will use the principles of rhetorical criticism in discussing speeches delivered in class.

    Digital Media Design

    DMD - Digital Media Design
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Select any DMD course

    Economics

    ECON 1013 - Introduction to Economics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined measures.
    3CREDITS

    This course is an introduction to the fundamental framework economists use to analyze problems. Students will explore the principles by which decisions are made by consumers, businesses and the government. Upon completion of this course will be able to relate the principles of economics to solve everyday problems. Topics covered include scarcity, choice and opportunity cost; demand, supply, market efficiency and structure; consumer utility theory, inflation, unemployment and the effects of government policy and intervention.

    ECON 2123 - Principles of Microeconomics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0303 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will apply microeconomic theories in analyzing concepts by which business maximizes profit, consumers maximize satisfaction, government allocates goods and services, and international trade affects the domestic economy.

    ECON 2143 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Prerequisites: ECON 2123 or by evaluation
    3CREDITS

    This course is a continuation of the Principles of Economics involving the production, consumption and distribution of wealth in a market economy, with major emphasis macroeconomics theory, particularly the general price level, output and income, and interrelations among sectors of the economy, determinants of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, as well as monetary and fiscal policy tools that can be used to achieve particular policy objectives. The basics of international finance will be reviewed.

    Electives

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    JB BRDC ELEC - J&B Broadcasting Major Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Major Elective: Choose from JB 1013, JB 2113, JB 2303, or JB 2413

    JB BRDC SUPP ELEC - J&B Broadcasting Support Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    5CREDITS

    Support Electives: any course or courses of the student's choosing - a modern language is recommended.

    PHYS SC - Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Any Physical Science chosen from ASTR, PHYS, CHEM, or GEOL subject areas

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History 1877 to Present
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1877 to the present in such areas as geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    Journalism and Broadcasting

    JB 1103 - Audio Production
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will use audio production techniques and equipment to produce program material of professional quality. Extensive laboratory work is required.

    JB 1133 - News Writing
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will become familiar with and proficient in the use of various news gathering and news writing techniques common to both the print media and the broadcast media. The student will demonstrate mastery by writing acceptable news stories, features, human interest stories and interpretive reports. Typing skills are required. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    JB 2643 - Video Production
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will use video production techniques to produce, edit and direct program materials of broadcast quality. Extensive laboratory work is required.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - Contemporary Mathematics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - General Psychology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    Sociology

    SOC 1113 - Introduction to Sociology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will identify the sociological dimensions of human behavior by analyzing the concepts of society, culture, socialization, institutions, social stratification and social change.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

    Theatre Arts

    TA 1133 - Voice and Speech Improvement
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will state in writing and/or orally his or her understanding of the physiological elements of the voice. The student will use the International Phonetic Alphabet by transcribing the oral word phonetically. After participating in exercises to improve vocal control, the student will demonstrate improved enunciation and pronunciation.

    TA 2233 - Acting for The Camera
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will develop and demonstrate, through listening, interpretation, and response exercises, a personal technique and methodology of acting in the media of film and video.

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