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

  • 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 HISTORY
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE
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: ROOKIE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
FORENSICS WORKSHOP II: NOVICE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
FORENSICS WORKSHOP III: JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
FORENSICS WORKSHOP IV: OPEN INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
FORENSICS WORKSHOP I: ROOKIE DEBATE
FORENSICS WORKSHOP II: NOVICE DEBATE
FORENSICS WORKSHOP III: JUNIOR VARSITY DEBATE
FORENSICS WORKSHOP IV: VARSITY DEBATE
Total Units21

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.