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Section 09 Communications

CSSC Code Title Alternate Titles Description
Main Category Sub-Category Course
09     COMMUNICATIONS   A summary of groups of instructional programs that describe the creation, transmission, and evaluation of messages.
  01   COMMUNICATIONS, GENERAL   A group of instruction programs that generally describe the creation, transmission, and evaluation of messages.
    11 Mass Media Channels of Communication; Media Communications; Media and Persuasion; Media in Society; Media and Critical Thinking media awareness; communication theory; critical skill development; major media components; media history; communications psychology
    21 Intercultural Communications   how patterns of communication vary from culture to culture; problems that can arise in intercultural communication; ways of bridging cross-cultural communication gaps
    00 Communications, Other General    
  02   ADVERTISING   A group of instructional programs that describe the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages concerned with the promotion and sale of products and services.
    11 Advertising   advertising skills; media selection; package design; layout; marketing strategies
    00 Advertising, Other    
  03   COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH   A group of instructional programs that describe the research methods and techniques by which the creation, transmission, and evaluation of messages can be facilitated.
    00 Communications Research, Other    
  04   JOURNALISM (MASS COMMUNICATIONS)   A group of instructional programs that describe the principles and methods of gathering, processing, evaluating, and disseminating through mass media, information about current events and issues.
    11 Journalism 1 Newspaper Production 1; Newswriting 1; Writing for Publication newspaper study; newspaper production; news information gathering; proofreading; journalistic writing
    12 Journalism 2 Newspaper Production 2; Journalism Lab; Newswriting 2 advanced newspaper work; laboratory course; layout; in-depth editing; publishing finance
    13 Journalism 3 Newspaper Production 3 school newspaper management; advanced journalism
    21 Journalism Investigations   independent study; advanced journalism
    31 Literary Magazine   advanced writing techniques; literary magazine publishing
    41 Yearbook Production 1 Publications 1 producing a publication; format; layout; photographs; yearbook design
    42 Yearbook Production 2 Publications 2 senior staff positions; financial management; yearbook publication
    00 Journalism (Mass Communications), Other    
  05   PUBLIC RELATIONS   A group of instructional programs that describe the methods and techniques by which the public can be induced to have understanding for and goodwill towards a person, firm, or institution.
    00 Public Relations, Other    
  06   RADIO/TELEVISION NEWS BROADCAST   A group of instructional programs that describe the methods and techniques by which radio and television news programs are produced and broadcasted.
    11 Broadcast Journalism Television News script preparation; voice and diction
    12 Careers in Radio/
Television Broadcasting
  introductory combination course including overview of both radio and television broadcasting and careers in those fields
    00 Radio/Television News Broadcast, Other    
  07   RADIO/
TELEVISION, GENERAL
  group of instructional programs that describe the methods and techniques used to produce and broadcast programs on radio and television.
    11 Broadcasting, Introduction   radio; television; broadcast history; terminology; advertising; production fundamentals
    21 Television and Taste Radio and Television Appreciation critical television viewing; program analysis; television viewing habits; radio broadcast criticism
    00 Radio/Television, Other General    
  08   SPECIAL LANGUAGES    
    11 Sign Language 1 Signing 1  
    12 Sign Language 2 Signing 2  
    21 Braille Communications    
    31 Cryptography   deciphering codes and secret characters, special encoded languages (Morse Code), special techniques for breaking codes, and history of cryptography
  99   COMMUNICATIONS, OTHER   A group of instructional programs in communications not described above.
    00 Communications, Other    

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