The Minor in Communication is open to all baccalaureate students outside the Professional Communications program, and consists of five courses for a total of 15 credits. Of the five courses, three are required and two are electives to be selected from any other available PCM courses at the 300-level. Students taking this minor will gain a solid foundation in Professional Communication, including an introduction to the various communication industries, the application of various methods and technologies for effective communication in organizations, and the ability to write, edit and produce various types of communications.
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About Academic Minors
Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).
Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.
Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
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PCM 305 Media in Communications
Students will apply the Microsoft Office skills which they have acquired to the creation of a number of real world professional communication documents and presentations. Students in the Professional Communications program must use Office applications effectively, carefully considering the purpose, function, audience, and venue of individual projects. This upper division course provides a range of assignments that reflect real world writing and speaking projects. Prerequisite(s): EGL 102 and junior level status
PCM 311 Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media
Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media will give students an overview of the issues concerning electronic media, including legal and ethical concerns. Students will learn how to write for electronic media in hands-on training in the school's computer labs using industry-standard programs. Prerequisite(s): EGL 102
PCM 313W Communications Theory (Writing Intensive)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the complete process of professional communication from clarification of the problem to the presentation to the final product. The elements of communication theory are covered, as well as the criteria by which to judge the adequacies of existing theories and the techniques for developing new ones. Students will have the opportunity to work with actual communications issues within industry and present their findings in a written, oral, or visual format. This is a writing-intensive course. Note: Students cannot earn credit for PCM 313 and 313W; PCM 313W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite(s): EGL 101 and EGL 102 with a grade of C or higher.
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