Political and Social Sciences, John Cabot University, Rome Italy, Roma/ Italy

B.A. Communications

The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. Students with a BA in Communications can go on to careers in such fields as Film and Video Production, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Politics, Law, Community Organizing and Service, Education, Management, and Non-profit Administration.

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Description


The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. The major provides students with superior skills in oral and written proficiency to excel in the creation, dissemination, and analysis of messages.

In addition, the program is dedicated to integrating technology in its instruction and incorporating international contexts for the study of communications, so as to prepare students for an increasingly global industry. This major focuses on intellectual development and ethical reasoning to empower students to take leadership roles and make a difference in a variety of fields both within and outside of the communications industry.

Students with a BA in Communications can go on to careers in such fields as Film and Video Production, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Politics, Law, Community Organizing and Service, Education, Management, and Non-profit Administration.

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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • USD 10950 Semester (National)
  • EUR 7900 Semester (International)

Start date January,September  2015
Duration full-time 48  months
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
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Course Content

Core Curriculum

1. COM 101 Public Speaking

2. COM 210 Introduction to Cinema

3. COM 220 Media, Culture, and Society

4. COM 311 Digital Media Culture

5. COM 470 Advanced Communication Theory

6. COM 480 Senior Capstone Project

7. Three 300-level courses in Media Studies (CMS)

The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken at the University with no more than two grades lower than C- in core courses required for the major.

Major Electives

Seven courses from COM CMS and JRN. No more than three courses other than COM, CMS or JRN that are related to the major may be used as major electives when chosen from the list of approved courses (see below). Other courses related to the major might qualify as major electives depending on the students' course of studies and following approval of the Chair.

List of approved major electives for COM outside of COM, CMS and JRN:

  1. AH 273 Introduction to the History of Photography

  2. AS 101 Graphic Design

  3. AS 199 Basic Photography

  4. AS 289 Digital Photography

  5. AS 349 Advanced Photography

  6. AS 399 Advanced Graphic Design

  7. BUS 220 Business Communication

  8. BUS 360 Social Networks and Media Management

  9. CS 130/131 Web Design I & II

  10. EN 215 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theories

  11. HS 311 History and Popular Culture: Living With The Past

  12. HS 368 The Other American: History of the Counterculture

  13. LAW/PL 220 Intellectual Property Theory and Law

  14. PH 304 Philosophy of Art and Beauty

  15. PL/COM 322 Free Speech in a Comparative Perspective

  16. PL 360 The Political Economy of Globalization

  17. AH 273 Introduction to the History of Photography

General Electives sufficient to give a total of 120 credits.

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
  1. English: All students must demonstrate English proficiency by completing EN 110 English Composition III with a grade of C- or above. New students will be placed in EN 101, EN 105, or EN 110, on the basis of the Universitys English Composition Placement Examination, and must take Composition courses until this requirement is satisfied.
  2. Mathematics: All students must demonstrate proficiency in Mathematics by completing MA101 Algebra or MA102 Finite Mathematics, with a grade of C- or above. Students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in the Business Administration Major are required to take MA101 Algebra. Other students have the option of choosing between MA101 and MA102. New students may be exempted from this requirement on the basis of the Universitys Mathematics Placement Examination; otherwise they must take MA101 or MA102 during their first semester of attendance and until this requirement is satisfied.
  3. Foreign Language: All students must demonstrate foreign language proficiency equivalent to a year of study in a foreign language with a written literature. Students with a national secondary education credential in a language other than English will be considered to have satisfied this requirement.
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS
  1. English Literature: Two courses in English literature, one of which may be replaced by a course in comparative or dramatic literature in English translation. (These courses must have EN 110 as a prerequisite.)
  2. Mathematics and Science: Two courses in mathematics, natural science or computer science. (MA101 and MA102 do not fulfill this requirement.)
  3. Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts: Seven courses distributed as follows:
    1. Social Sciences - at least two courses in Communications, Economics, Political Science or Psychology.
    2. Humanities - at least two courses in History, Literature, Philosophy or Religion.
    3. Fine Arts - at least one course in Art History, Creative Writing, Dramatic Literature, Music, Studio Art or Theater.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

No course may be used to satisfy more than one General Distribution Requirement.

Applicants whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate sufficient preparation in the English language.
Standardized test scores, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are useful in assessing a students language capability. A minimum score of 563 on the paper based TOEFL, 223 on the computer based TOEFL exam, or 85 on the TOEFL iBT exam or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS is required. John Cabot University offers an internal English Language Placement Test which may be taken by students in place of the TOEFL or IELTS.

Accepting transfer students

John Cabot University has a long tradition of welcoming transfer students who want the international liberal arts education we offer. Our students come from 55 different countries, including Italy and the United States, enriching classroom discussions and the vibrancy of our community.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Accreditation

John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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