Communication Studies

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.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
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