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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Converged Communications (T400) (B.S.)


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Bachelor of Science

  

The mission for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Converged Communications is to provide students with a diverse foundation of skills and abilities on which to build a successful career through advancement in the workplace or furthering their education at the graduate level. The program focuses on a converged communications core comprised largely of persuasive writing, news media, e-commerce, digital media, and the effective use of the Internet. Critical thinking skills, as well as skills in communication, quantitative and organizational/systems applications are also emphasized.

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all upper division courses.

Program Requirements

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the B.S. in Converged Communications program, applicants must:

  1. Must have earned an Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Arts (A.A.) or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university and completed a minimum of 60 transferable college credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or above.
  2. Submit a bachelor's admissions application by the   
  3. Satisfy the bachelor's degree general admission requirements .

Submit Program Requirements (number 2) to:

Florida State College at Jacksonville, South Campus
Dr. John Fields, Dean of Arts and Sciences
11901 Beach Blvd., Suite M2175
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Need More Information? Contact:

Dr. John Fields, Dean of Arts and Sciences, (904) 646-2319 or john.fields@fscj.edu

Curriculum


General Education

Credit Hours: 36

Associate Degree Credit

Credit Hours: 25
Select from any Associate Degree courses: General Education, Electives, Professional Core or Professional Electives


Below are elective course options that can be used to complement career goals and should be taken if the student plans to major in Converged Communications.  Courses that serve as suggested prerequisites to Convereged Communications courses are noted below.

Lower Division Coursework

Credit Hours: 3

Upper Division Coursework

Credit Hours: 44
A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Upper Division coursework.

Upper Division Concentration

Credit Hours: 12
A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Upper Division coursework.

Select from one of the following concentrations.

Strategic Corporate Communications

Production Media

Total Credit Hours: 120

Foreign Language Requirement


Baccalaureate degree-seeking students must meet a foreign language requirement prior to graduation. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:

  1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in Florida Statute 1007.262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar's office for evaluation.
  2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students' expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
  3. Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.

Courses are offered in Chinese (CHI 1120  and CHI 1121 ), French (FRE 1120  and FRE 1121 ), French Conversation (FRE 2210  or FRE 2211 ), Spanish (SPN 1120  and SPN 1121 ), Spanish Conversation (SPN 2210  or SPN 2211 ), German (GER 1120  and GER 1121 ), Latin (LAT 1120  and LAT 1121 ) and Brazillian Portuguese (POR 1120  and POR 1121 ) that fulfill this eight credit hour requirement.  You may use Sign Language I and II (ASL 1140  and ASL 1150 ) to satisfy foreign language requirements.

Writing and Mathematical Skills Requirement


The Florida State Board of Education Rule regarding the required writing and mathematical skills was revised in December 2005. 6A-10.030 specifies the policies and procedures for implementing the requirement (Table 5).

Graduation Requirements


To receive a bachelor's degree, students must:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the selected bachelor's degree with at least a 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale for an all college cumulative grade point average. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
  3. Earn at least a "C" in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a "C" or better in each course.
  4. Earn a minimum of 25 percent of all credits counting toward the baccalaureate degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville (note: this means, for example, a minimum of 30 credits for a 120 credit bachelor's degree). Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Fulfill the 36 college credit Florida General Education Requirements (note: 42 semester hours of required General Education for the B.S.N. degree);
  6. Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
    1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in status 1007.262 and State Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible for sending official high school transcripts to the Registrar's office for evaluation.
    2. Submitting a transcript from the country of origin; exit test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students may be required to have an English translation performed, at students' expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
    3. Appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will also be accepted.
  7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.

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