Communication

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: A1470)

Designed to provide students who desire a broad cultural education in the liberal arts and for the major who wishes to transfer to a four-year college or university. Coursework focuses on both theoretical principles of oral communication and practical application in public speaking in formal and informal debates. In addition, the curriculum encourages effective personal growth, citizenship, and social relations.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate the communication skills necessary to engage competently in interpersonal, small group, public speaking and mass communication contexts.
Program Requirements
COMM 103ORAL COMMUNICATION3
Electives
Select 18 units of the following:18
PUBLIC SPEAKING
ORAL INTERPRETATION
ORAL HISTORY
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
FORENSICS WORKSHOP I: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
FORENSICS WORKSHOP II: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
FORENSICS WORKSHOP III: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
FORENSICS WORKSHOP IV: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
FORENSICS WORKSHOP I: DEBATE
FORENSICS WORKSHOP II: DEBATE
FORENSICS WORKSHOP III: DEBATE
FORENSICS WORKSHOP IV: DEBATE
Total Units21
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.

Note: No more than 8 units from forensics workshop courses will be accepted towards the completion of the major.