Communication Studies for Transfer

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01475)

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 104PUBLIC SPEAKING3
List A
COMM 160ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE3
COMM 174INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3
List B
Select two of the following:6
ORAL COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
List C
Select one of the following or any course from List B not already used:3-4
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
Total Units18-19
*

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.