Communication Studies - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 206
For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.
This curriculum is designed for those students transferring to a four-year institution, majoring in a wide range of communication and media programs. The main emphasis of communication studies is the history, processes, and effects of human communication through speech and related media and writing courses. The curriculum is designed to provide a liberal education in the arts and sciences of human communication. The curriculum gives the student flexibility to pursue a major interest and, at the same time, to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Students should seek guidance from advisors and the institution to which they intend to transfer to determine appropriate coursework for specific transfer programs.
General Education Core
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take aminimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.
Arts & Humanities
The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biological & Physical Sciences
Required Courses Related to Major
Electives - Select 12 credits from the following courses according to transfer plans for a particular area of study:
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
- 1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to the practices of communication.
- 2. Develop self-confidence in the ability to redefine and overcome communication obstacles.
- 3. Evaluate context and adapt communication approach and message accordingly.
- 4. Deliver clear, appropriate messages through the most appropriate channels in order to generate shared understanding.