Communications & Humanities

  • Credits
    60
  • Degree Type
    A.A.
  • Campus Location
    EGF, TRF, Distance

The Communications & Humanities pathway is for those students who anticipate pursuing baccalaureate degrees in communications, journalism, or the humanities (for example art, literature, history, philosophy, or music). This pathway also prepares students to pursue professions in business or law.

The flexibility of the Associate in Arts degree allows 19 elective credits. Up to sixteen of those credits could be from occupational and/or professional courses; allowing a student interested in business, for example, to augment their studies with courses from our business programs.

Start Your Bachelor's Degree At Northland!

Complete the first two years of your four-year degree at approximately one-third the cost. Get started by talking to a Northland Admissions Representative about connecting your educational goals to a Communications & Humanities career path.


Program Courses

View semester schedule by campus: East Grand Forks | Thief River Falls | Distance Education

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
FYEC 1110 Pathways to Success 1
  MN Transfer Curriculum Electives 40
  Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 19
TOTAL CREDITS: 60
 

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
  G1: Communications Elec
  G5: History/Social Elec
  G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec
  G7: Human Diversity Elec
  G8: Global Perspect Elec
  G9: Ethic/Civic Resp Elec

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Transfer Information

Start Your Bachelor's Degree At Northland!

If you spend two years at Northland completing the 60-credit AA degree, and transfer to a Minnesota state college or university, you will have satisfied the first two years of a four-year degree program. Additionally, your two years at Northland will cost approximately one third less than if you completed them at a four-year Minnesota state college or university. The transfer option is an economical choice for many students.

Learn More About Transfer »  Communications & Humanities Articulation Agreements »

Program Learner Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Northland Career Center

Counselors are available in the Northland Career Center to assist with career advising, job search resources, employer connections, occupational descriptions, employment outlook, earnings, education/training requirements and sources.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Instructors

East Grand Forks Campus

    Erin Almlie
  • Erin Almlie
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2558
    No Profile
  • Bonita Andrys
  • English / Human Relations Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2560
    Jeffrey Bell
  • Jeffrey Bell
  • Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #245B
  • (218) 793-2640
    No Profile
  • Brent Braga
  • Philosophy Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155L
  • (218) 793-2581
    David Christian
  • David Christian
  • Psychology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #525F
  • (218) 793-2572
    Jennifer Dahlen
  • Jennifer Dahlen
  • English Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #240D
  • (218) 793-2576
    Paula Davis
  • Paula Davis
  • English Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2577
    No Profile
  • Mark Decker
  • Philosophy Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2578
    No Profile
  • Kerry Jaeger
  • English Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2593
    No Profile
  • Dewitt Johnson
  • Adjunct Math Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2800
    No Profile
  • Robert Jung
  • Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2594
    No Profile
  • Andrew Kalsnes
  • Adjunct HPER Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #525P
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    Gabe Kilzer
  • Gabe Kilzer
  • Sociology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #525 M
  • (218) 793-2638
    Anita Lesmeister
  • Anita Lesmeister
  • UFT Math Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155G
  • (218) 793-2623
    Sherry Lindquist
  • Sherry Lindquist
  • English/Institutional Research/Instructional Design
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155J
  • (218) 793-2606
    No Profile
  • Tina Moody
  • Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155D
  • (218) 793-2631
    Kristopher Paulson
  • Kristopher Paulson
  • Economics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2617
    No Profile
  • Farah Rahnama
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2619
    No Profile
  • Dyan Rey
  • Art Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2620
    Barbara Weber
  • Barbara Weber
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155K
  • (218) 793-2635
    No Profile
  • Tricia Young
  • Adjunct Physics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • () -

Thief River Falls Campus

    No Profile
  • Lyle Batton
  • Mathematics / Physics Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8666
    No Profile
  • Ruth Christensen
  • English Faculty
  • Thief River Falls - Office #216
  • (218) 683-8674
    No Profile
  • Ralph Cox
  • Mathematics and Electronics (DKU)
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245 H
  • (218) 683-8672
    Tim Gabor
  • Tim Gabor
  • Biology Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8730
    Jack Haymond
  • Jack Haymond
  • History / Political Science
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245A
  • (218) 683-8688
    Kathleen Huschle
  • Kathleen Huschle
  • Biology/HPER/First Responder & Natural Science Instr.
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8689
    Richard Johnson
  • Richard Johnson
  • Biology Instructor & College in the HS Coord.
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8693
    Kristel Kizer
  • Kristel Kizer
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8694
    No Profile
  • John Leopold
  • Fine Arts/Martial Arts/Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #445
  • (218) 683-8567
    No Profile
  • Andy Mueller
  • English Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #224
  • (218) 683-8705
    No Profile
  • Stephen Nelson
  • Philosophy Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245G
  • (218) 683-8691
    Lynette Neppel
  • Lynette Neppel
  • Sociology Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245I
  • (218) 793-2610
    No Profile
  • Aliza Novacek-Olson
  • History / Political Science Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #265D
  • (218) 683-8709
    No Profile
  • Adam Paulson
  • English / Speech Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #218
  • (218) 683-8733
    No Profile
  • Elise McCauley Row
  • Public Speaking and English Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245C
  • (218) 683-8714
    Linda Samuelson
  • Linda Samuelson
  • Music Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #402
  • (218) 683-8717
    No Profile
  • Michael Simmers
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245E
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    Terry Wiseth
  • Terry Wiseth
  • Anatomy & Physiology Instructor, Asst Baseball Coach
  • Thief River Falls - Office #265J
  • (218) 683-8726

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