2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Communication Studies Associate in Arts for Transfer

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Intended for students who wish to develop a fundamental understanding of how communication functions in their daily life and in the fabric of society.  After successful completion of the transfer degree in Communication Studies, students may pursue a baccalaureate degree in such areas as teaching, public speaking, law, public relations, advertising, organizational, intercultural, and interpersonal communication. The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment in fields such as business, industry, government, social service, education, and law.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ethical ways of interacting in their everyday lives.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively deliver public presentations before live audiences in a variety of settings.
  • Apply practical strategies for enhancing the quality of their personal and professional relationships.
  • Demonstrate ability to consume public communication critically.
  • Demonstrate the ability to construct mindful messages through research and analysis of evidence whether communicated orally or in writing.

Graduation Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1.  Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2.  Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.  Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.


Course ID Title Units
COMM 1  * or Communication Fundamentals 3
COMM 1H  * Honors Communication Fundamentals 3
List A:  Complete the following courses (6 units)  
COMM 3   Argumentation and Debate 3
COMM 5   Interpersonal Communication 3
List B:  Select two of the following courses (6 units)  
COMM 106   Forensics Activity 3
COMM 20   Intercultural Communication 3
CTVR 1  or Mass Media and Society 3
JRN 1   Mass Media and Society 3
COMM 30   Introduction to Oral Interpretation 3
COMM 2  * Persuasion 3
CTVR 124  * Television Production I 3
MATH 10  * or Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 44  * Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
List C:  Select one of the following courses or any course from List B not already used (3 units)  
ANTH 2  or Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 2H   Honors Cultural Anthropology 3
PSYC 1  or Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 1H   Honors Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 1  or Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1H   Honors Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 25  * or Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 25H  * Honors Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 1B  * or Principles of Composition II 3
ENG 1BH  * Honors Principles of Composition II 3
ENG 70  * Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing 3
JRN 2  * News Writing 3
COMM 8   Gender Communication 3
COMM 32  * Interpreters’ Theatre 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.  


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