Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Communication in the English Language
Associate in Arts
Non-Transfer Option 1 (Major Code: 01376)
Transfer Preparation* Options 2 and 3 (Major Code: 01650)
Program Student Learning Outcome Statement
- Demonstrate the communication skills necessary to engage competently in personal, professional, civic and social contexts.
|Communication in the English Language Emphasis|
|Select a minimum of 18 units of the following: 1||18|
|ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE|
|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|
|COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY|
|CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT|
|LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING|
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.
For depth, include a minimum of two courses from a single discipline; for breadth, include at least two disciplines in your selection. These courses emphasize the content of communication as well as the form and should provide an understanding of the psychological basis and social significance of communication. Students will be able to assess communication as the process of human symbolic interaction. Students will also develop skills in the areas of reasoning and advocacy, organization, accuracy, reading and listening effectively. Students will be able to integrate important concepts of critical thinking as related to the development of analysis, critical evaluation, to reason inductively and deductively that will enable them to make important decisions regarding their own lives and society at large.