Associate of Arts in communication studies for Transfer

To earn an Associate of Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consists of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. See below.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better.

 

Required Core:

  • Communication Studies 101: Public Speaking .......... 3 units

List A -- SELECT 2 courses (6 units) from the following:

  • Communication Studies 104: Argumentation & Debate.......... 3 units
  • Communication Studies 121: Interpersonal Communication .......... 3 units

Total List A Units .......... 6

List B -- SELECT 2 courses (6 units) from the following:

(Do not select course that was taken from List A)

  • Communication Studies 106: Forensics (repeatable up to 3 times) .......... 2 units
  • Communication Studies 122: Intercultural Communication .......... 3 units
  • Communication Studies 130: Introduction to Oral Interpretation of Literature .......... 3 units

Total List B Units .......... 6

List C -- SELECT 1 course (3 units) from the following:

(Do not select course that was taken from List A or List B)

  • Anthropology 102: Cultural Anthropology .......... 3 units
  • Psychology 1: Introduction to Psychology .......... 3 units
  • Sociology 1: Introduction to Sociology .......... 3 units
  • English 102: College Reading Composition II .......... 3 units
  • English 103: Composition and Critical Thinking .......... 3 units
  • Journalism 101: .......... 3 units 
  • Journalism 105: .......... 3 units

Total Minimum Units .......... 18

 PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1.    Students will identify and explain the transactional process of communication.
2.    Students will recognize factors that affect self-concept, perception, listening, and/or conflict.  
3.    Students will critically assess information and arguments.
4.    Student will research, synthesize and produce well-crafted oral presentations tailored to diverse audiences utilizing logical sequence, supporting evidence, and/or presentation aids.
5.    Students will demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal delivery skills to a live audience.
6.    Students will formulate effective decision-making and/or problem-solving and/or conflict resolution in a range of communication contexts.
7.    Students will evaluate their own communication competencies