Jul 16, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Louisiana Transfer - Mass Communication Concentration, AALT


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The goal of the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree is to maximize the transfer process, meet the needs of students who enroll in a 2-year college with the intent to work toward a baccalaureate, and develop a universal transfer program for which the coursework completed in pursuit of the degree will be accepted by all public universities in the state. This program is part of the Transfer Degree Guarantee to ensure articulation with any public four-year institution in the State of Louisiana; however, this BPCC program also has articulations with other institutions. Refer to the Articulation Agreements  section of the catalog for further detail.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer degree will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of college-level material in the general education curriculum consisting of English composition, mathematics/analytical reasoning, natural sciences, humanities, social/behavioral sciences, and fine arts;
  2. proficiency in general education competencies including reading, written communications, oral communication, mathematical computation, critical thinking, library skills, and computer literacy; and
  3. comprehension of basic concepts derived from concentration or track specific courses in disciplines based upon the student’s area of interest and anticipated baccalaureate major.

Required Courses for Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer Mass Communication Concentration:

Freshman Year


First Semester: 15 Hours


Second Semester: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year


Third Semester: 15 Hours


  • Mathematics Elective Credit Hours: 3 4
  • Humanities Elective - Literature Credit Hours: 3 5
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective (200-Level) Credit Hours: 3 2
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3 3
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective Credit Hours: 3 2

Fourth Semester: 15 Hours


  • Natural Science - Other Discipline Credit Hours: 3 6
  • Fine Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3 7
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3 3
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective Credit Hours: 3 2
     
  • Humanities Credit Hours: 3 9 or
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 3 9 or
  • Communication Elective Credit Hours: 3 9

Total Credit Hours: 60


Students must demonstrate competency in computer literacy through completion of a college level computer science course or identified program course whose learning objectives align with computer literacy competency.

Students must meet pre-requisites before taking any given course. Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Arts - Louisiana Transfer Mass Communication concentration from BPCC.

1Natural Science Sequence: BLGY 101  and BLGY 102 ; BLGY 105  and BLGY 106 ; CHEM 101  and CHEM 102 ; PHSC 105  and PHSC 106 ; PHYS 201  and PHYS 202 ; SCI 101  and SCI 102  

2 Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective: ANTH 201 , ANTH 202 ; BADM 201 , BADM 202 GPHY 101 , GPHY 102 ; POSC 201 , POSC 202 ; PSYC 201 , PSYC 202 , PSYC 205 , PSYC 206 , PSYC 210 PSYC 220 , PSYC 225 ; or SLGY 201 , SLGY 202 , SLGY 203 , SLGY 207  

3 Humanities Elective: ENGL 201 , ENGL 202 , ENGL 255 , ENGL 256 , ENGL 257 ; FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 201 ; HIST 101 , HIST 102 , HIST 103 , HIST 104 , HIST 201 , HIST 202 , HIST 203 ; RLGN 201 , RLGN 202 , RLGN 203 ; SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 201  

4 Mathematics Elective: MATH 111 , MATH 112 , MATH 114 , MATH 124 , MATH 131 , MATH 210 , MATH 250 , MATH 251 , MATH 252 , MATH 253  

5 Humanities - Literature Course: ENGL 201 , ENGL 202 , ENGL 255 , ENGL 256 , ENGL 257  

6 Natural Science - Other Discipline: BLGY 101 , BLGY 105 , BLGY 106 , BLGY 107 , BLGY 120 , 201; MICR 206; ZLGY 201; CHEM 101 , CHEM 107 ; PHSC 105 , PHSC 106 , PHSC 107 , PHSC 110 , PHSC 111 ; PHYS 201 ; SCI 101 , SCI 102  

7 Fine Arts Elective: ART 201 , ART 202 , ART 206 MUSC 120 , MUSC 121 THTR 101 , THTR 131 ; COMM 240  

8 Communication Elective: COMM 130 , COMM 170 , COMM 175 , COMM 201 , COMM 202 , COMM 203 , COMM 207 , COMM 210 , COMM 212 , COMM 213 , COMM 225 , COMM 240 , COMM 250 , COMM 256 , COMM 259 , COMM 280 , COMM 281 , COMM 299  

9 Choose from any Humanities, Behavioral/Social Sciences or Communication elective listed above.

All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation. Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates, or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum. The student is responsible for all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor regularly. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work.

The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree consists of 39 hours of General Education (Gen Ed) and 21 hours of additional coursework. Students who enter a four-year public university with this degree will have met the institutions general education requirements and will be granted (junior) status. This guarantee applies to those who successfully complete the degree with the required grade of “C” or better in each course.

Courses or GPA requirements for specific majors, departments, or schools are not automatically satisfied by an AALT degree.

The anticipated major or area of interest will impact the type and number of communication classes that should be completed.

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