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
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
 

 

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
INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
CM1500CCD DIGITAL TOOLKIT: COMMUNICATION DESIGN PRACTICUM None
COMPARATIVE COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
MEDIA GLOBALIZATION
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
COMMUNICATION THEORY & RESEARCH METH.
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
RHETORIC & PERSUASION
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020

or
SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR
 
or
 
SENIOR PROJECT
College Level=Senior
 
or
 
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
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOCULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
None
INTRODUCTION TO FASHION STUDIES
None
GLOBAL FASHION HISTORIES AND METHODS
None
MEDIA INDUSTRIES: STRATEGIES, MARKETS & CONSUMERS
None
COMPARATIVE JOURNALISM : GUTENBERG TO GOOGLE
None
TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS
None
INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE
None
CM2111 FASHION SYSTEMS: PARIS & BEYOND None
COMMUNICATING FASHION
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR CM1110
COMPARATIVE POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
None
FEATURE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
(CM1011 OR CM1011CCR) OR CM1023 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL
(CM1011 OR CM1011CCR) OR CM1023 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
THE MUSEUM AS MEDIUM
None
ATTENTION AND UBIQUITOUS MEDIA
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
MEDIA LAW, POLICY, & ETHICS
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR (CM1023 AND Major=Journalism)
MEDIA AND ETHNOGRAPHY
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
MEDIA & GENDER
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR Major=Gender Studies
THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY
None
CIVIC MEDIA, TACTICAL MEDIA
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
MEDIA, PANIC & SCANDAL
CM1023 AND ((CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) OR Major=Journalism)
MEDIA & WAR
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR (CM1023 AND Major=Journalism)
PARIS FASHION HISTORIES & GEOGRAPHIES
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR CM1110
MEDIA, CULTURES AND SOCIETY IN THE ARAB WORLD
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR (CM1023 AND Major=Journalism)
TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS
CM1023

 

Applied Communications

Select three courses from the list below or from the Media & Culture Electives list above. At least two courses must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. 
COURSE CODE
COURSE NAME 
PREREQUISITES
PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION
None
PUBLIC SPEAKING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM2003 MEDIA INDUSTRIES: STRATEGIES, MARKETS & CONSUMERS None
EC2010 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS None
BA2020CCI MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR None
EC2020 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS None
BA2040 MARKETING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT None
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO
None
CM3005 PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIETY EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
FEATURE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
(CM1011 OR CM1011CCR) OR CM1023 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
BA3030CCR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT BA2020CCI OR BA2020GE110
SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL
(CM1011 OR CM1011CCR) OR CM1023 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
CM3042CCD ATTENTION AND UBIQUITOUS MEDIA EN1000 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
CM3048 HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION CM1005 GPA 3.0 OR CS1040 OR CS1040GE110 OR CS1040CCD
CM3067 ADVERTISING BA2040
CM3098CCX INTERNSHIP None
CM4013 FASHION MEDIA PRODUCTION College Level=Junior AND (Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism)
GLOBAL ADVOCACY
(Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) AND EN2020 OR EN2020CCE
CM4028 ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI
CM4048 MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR BRAND DVLPMT BA2040
 

Any course in the Film Pragmatics & Art of Directing list from 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).