Associate of Arts in communication studies for Transfer

To earn an Associate of Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consists of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. See below.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better.

 

Required Core:

  • Communication Studies 101: Public Speaking .......... 3 units

List A -- SELECT 2 courses (6 units) from the following:

  • Communication Studies 104: Argumentation & Debate.......... 3 units
  • Communication Studies 121: Interpersonal Communication .......... 3 units

Total List A Units .......... 6

List B -- SELECT 2 courses (6 units) from the following:

(Do not select course that was taken from List A)

  • Communication Studies 106: Forensics (repeatable up to 3 times) .......... 2 units
  • Communication Studies 122: Intercultural Communication .......... 3 units
  • Communication Studies 130: Introduction to Oral Interpretation of Literature .......... 3 units

Total List B Units .......... 6

List C -- SELECT 1 course (3 units) from the following:

(Do not select course that was taken from List A or List B)

  • Anthropology 102: Cultural Anthropology .......... 3 units
  • Psychology 1: Introduction to Psychology .......... 3 units
  • Sociology 1: Introduction to Sociology .......... 3 units
  • English 102: College Reading Composition II .......... 3 units
  • English 103: Composition and Critical Thinking .......... 3 units
  • Journalism 101: .......... 3 units 
  • Journalism 105: .......... 3 units

Total Minimum Units .......... 18

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Delivery informative, impromptu, persuasive, and demonstrative speeches utilizing gestures, eye contact, vocal expression, movement, clear articulation and pronunciation utilizing Standard American English.
  2. Conduct research and use evidence and reasons to construct and analyze oral and written arguments.
  3. Appraise how communication theory applies to various multicultural settings.
  4. Prepare and competitively deliver oral arguments in a debate or an individual event at an intercollegiate forensics tournament.
  5. Critically analyze literature and establish arguments through oral performance using at least two genres of literature.
  6. Assess communication barriers and breakdowns in informal speaking situations that affect self-concept, feedback, perception, verbal and non-verbal communication and listening.