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: 118
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
ORAL INTERPRETATION
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL 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
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
Total Units18
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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.

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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.