Top Code: 1506.00
This area of emphasis is intended to align with preparation for transfer into the CSU system in such majors as Art, Communication, English, Journalism, Television and Radio, Theatre Arts, and other similar fields of study. Communicating well and understanding the communication process are essential to professional success in many fields. People communicate to influence, to persuade, and to express. Learning to communicate effectively is one important reason for the study of Communication Arts. Studying the communication process helps one understand how the human mind works. Analyzing the messages in advertisements, television programs, and political speeches helps one to understand our society. Studying communication in everyday relationships, groups, and organizations shows us how these systems are created and maintained. Areas of study include face-to-face interaction, group process, organizational communication, rhetoric, advocacy, intercultural communication, political communication, and performance studies. Communication Arts students can expect to develop skills essential for leadership and career development, and for understanding and interpreting events.
The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)
- Articulate the role of communication in multiple contexts.
- Demonstrate competencies for ethical communication.
- Critically analyze various communication practices.
- Demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal and written communication in diverse forms and contexts.
Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree
|SPCH 001||FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH||3|
|or SPCH 001H||HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION|
|ARGUMENTATION AND CRITICAL THINKING|
or SPCH 006
|ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE|
|Select two courses from below or any List A course not used above:||6|
|VOICE AND DICTION|
|FORENSICS - SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM|
|INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION|
|SURVEY OF MASS COMMUNICATION|
or LING 012
|Select one course from below or any List A or B course not used above:||3-4|
or ANTH 002H
|HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
or PSYC 001H
|HONORS INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY|
|READING AND COMPOSITION|
or ENGL 001BH
|HONORS READING AND COMPOSITION|
|INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION-CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT|
or ENGL 001CH
|HONORS INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION-CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT|
or JOUR 004A
|REPORTING AND NEWSWRITING|
|CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)|
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