Social Media Management

Associate of Applied Science - Administrative Management; Social Media Management Option

Missoula College

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: See Program Director for scope and sequence advising.
Please refer to online schedule for online course availability.

AAS, Administrative Management, Social Media Management Option Course Requirements

Rule: All courses required

Note: See Program Director for advising regarding BMKT 291, Special Topics: Social Media Strategies and Management, 3 cr, offered spring

Show All Course Descriptions Course Credits
Show Description BGEN 105S - Introduction to Business
Offered every term. Nature of business enterprise; role of business in society; problems confronting business management; career opportunities in business. Open to non-business majors and business majors of freshman or sophomore standing only. Business majors are advised to register for the course their freshman year. Credit allowed for only one of BGEN 105S, MIS 100S, IS 100S, BADM 100S and BUS 103S.
3 Credits
Show Description BGEN 235 - Business Law
Offered autumn and spring. This course provides an overview of law as it applies to business transactions. Topics include the nature and source of law; courts and procedure; contracts, sales, and employment; commercial paper; bailment's; property; business organizations; insurance; wills and estate planning; consumer and creditor protection; torts; criminal law; and agency law. Credit not allowed for both BGEN 235 and BADM 257.
3 Credits
Show Description BMGT 245 - Customer Service Management
Offered spring. Designed to prepare employees and managers to meet customers’ expectations. Review of customer service philosophy and techniques. Services marketing, quality issues, service design and delivery, customer interaction systems, complaint handling and service recovery, customer relationships, loyalty management, and operations are addressed.
4 Credits
Show Description BMKT 114 - Psychology of Selling
Offered spring. Development of selling techniques which are used by many of the world's best companies and explanation of why they work. Includes the psychological reasons that prevent a prospect from purchasing a product or service and the techniques to motivate a prospect to buy.
3 Credits
Show Description BMKT 225 - Marketing
Offered autumn. An overview of marketing activities including the consumer buying decision process, distribution channels, the planning process, and new marketing trends. Students learn how to introduce a new product into the market place, target markets, and promote products through advertising and package design.
3 Credits
Show Description BMKT 240 - Advertising
Offered spring. Exposure to the history and fundamentals of advertising; in-depth exploration of advertising media, budget plans, ad campaign designs, and in-house promotion designs; and the production of actual radio, television, and print advertising.
3 Credits
Show Description CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
Offered autumn and spring. Introduction to computer terminology, hardware, and software, including wire/wireless communications and multimedia devices. Students utilize word processing, spread sheet, database, and presentation applications to create projects common to business and industry in a networked computing environment. Internet research, email usage, and keyboarding proficiency are integrated.
3 Credits
Show Description COMX 111A - Intro to Public Speaking
Offered every term. Preparation, presentation, and criticism of speeches. Emphasis on the development of public speaking techniques through constructive criticism. Credit not allowed for both COMM 111A and COM 160A.
3 Credits
Show Description COMX 115S - Intro to Interpersonal Communc
Offered autumn and spring. An overview of the process of human communication with special emphasis on analyzing communication patterns and improving interpersonal communication skills. Credit not allowed for both COMM 110S and COM 150S.
3 Credits
Show Description COMX 140L - Intro to Visual Rhetoric
Offered autumn and spring.  An introduction to the persuasive nature of visual symbols as texts. Readings will include historical to contemporary rhetorical criticisms on advertising, billboards, bodies, cartoons, memorials, and photography.
3 Credits
Show Description COMX 250 - Intro to Public Relations
Offered autumn and spring. Introduction to the origin, scope, and nature of public relations activities. Investigation of policies, strategies, and procedures available to an organization in establishing and controlling its communications. Course will explore the impact of public relations and media through case studies and writing exercises.
3 Credits
Show Description CSCI 172 - Intro to Computer Modeling
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 090 or higher; or ALEKS Math Placement Test Score >2. Problem solving and data modeling using computer productivity software. Emphasis using spreadsheets and database for data analysis. Credit not allowed for CSCI 172, CRT 172, and CS 172
3 Credits
Show Description HMR 290T - Adm Mgmt Internship
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., last semester in program, minimum of “C” in program courses, and approval of program director. On the job training in positions related to each student's career goal in the administrative field. This experience increases students' skills, prepares them for initial employment and increases occupational awareness and professionalism. Students work a minimum of six hours each week at an approved site and attend weekly scheduled one-hour seminars.
2 Credits
Show Description JRNL 100H - Media History and Literacy
Offered autumn. A survey of the history, development and role of the media in society, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, movies, recordings and the World Wide Web.  The course examines ethical, political, financial and other issues related to mass media.  Also included is an introduction to media literacy and critical thinking about the media and their messages.
3 Credits
Show Description JRNL 257 - Beginning Visual Journalism
Offered autumn and spring. This course provides an introduction to photo and video journalism using digital cameras. Students will learn the basics of editing still images with Photoshop and video with Final Cut Pro. Students will learn how to take compelling, content-driven photographs using light, composition and depth of field. Students will also learn about capturing quality video, audio and natural sound used to build video sequences. The overall emphasis is on visual storytelling.
3 Credits
Show Description M 115 - Probability and Linear Math
Offered every term. Prereq., M 090 with a grade of B- or better, or M 095, or ALEKS placement >= 3. Systems of linear equations and matrix algebra. Introduction to probability with emphasis on models and probabilistic reasoning. Examples of applications of the material in many fields.
3 Credits
Show Description MART 214 - Digital Publishing & Design
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., CAPP 120, CSCI 105, or consent of instr. A comprehensive foundation of layout and design principles to integrate digital media essential for effective print-based and web-based business publications.
3 Credits
Show Description MART 232 - Interactive Web II
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., CAPP 120, CSCI 105, or consent of instr. Provides a background and foundation skills required for designing and implementing Web sites for public and private organizations. Marketing and design techniques are applied using state-of-the-art software.
3 Credits
Show Description TASK 240 - Admin Support for the Office
Offered autumn. Prereq., CAPP 134. Overview of the procedures and scope of the administrative assistant’s role in today’s automated office, including traditional and electronic communications, operation of multi-media equipment, and managing office technology.
3 Credits
Show Description WRIT 121 - Intro to Technical Writing
Offered every term.  Course assumes a basic computer literacy.  Appropriate score on placement test or consent of instructor.  Introduction to technical writing situations with appropriate formats.  Emphasis is on writing with document design and graphic placement introduced.  Students are expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage. 
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 60 Total Credits Required