The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer program is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. degree in Communication Studies or for entry level into a variety of career options that require competent and ethical communication skills. Students who pursue advanced Communication degrees enjoy a wealth of career options ranging from Public Relations Officer, Human Resources Managers, Retail Managers, Politician, Lawyers, College Professors, and numerous options in Mass Communications such as radio and television. Communication courses focus on how people use messages to generate meaning within and across various contexts, cultures, and channels.
Program Learning Outcomes: Construct and deliver a presentation with communicative competence and confidence; demonstrate the dynamics of effective communication in a variety of settings and contexts; demonstrate GELO’s for the school.
Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Communication Studies AA-T degree:
Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a Communication Studies coursework.
|Students must complete the following:|
|Core - 3 units|
|COMM P101 - Intro to Public Speaking||3 units|
|List A - 6 units|
|COMM P102 - Interpersonal Communication||3 units|
|COMM P105 - Argumentation & Debate||3 units|
|List B - 6 units|
|Any course from List A not used|
|COMM P103 - Persuasion 3 units|
|COMM P106 - Intercultural Communication||3 units|
|COMM P170 - Oral Interpretation||3 units|
|List C - 3 units|
|Any course from List A or B not used|
|PSYC P101A - General Psychology||3 units|
|SOCI P101 - The Social World||3 units|
|ENGL P101B - Argumentative Critical Thinking Through Literature||4 units|
|Total Major Units 18 units|
In addition to the above “major specific” courses, students must complete the rest of the CSU GE or IGETC pattern requirements. Course “double-dipping” is allowed to satisfy these areas with courses from the above Major lists.
Remaining units must be transfer-level electives to reach a total of 60 units.
Total Overall Units 60 units
Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.