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Communication Studies - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION

APPLICATION CODE 206

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to major 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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

SPCH 100Proseminar in Communication Studies

2

SPCH 101Introduction to Human Communication

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH 110Interpersonal Communication

3

AVMP 150Introduction to Electronic Media

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Elective Elective*

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHIL 103Introduction to Ethics

3

OR

BMGT 203Business Ethics

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Elective Electives*

9

*Electives - Select from the following courses according to transfer plans for a particular area of study:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTS 104Digital Fundamentals

3

ARTS 121Introduction to Digital Photography

3

AVMP 220Writing for Film and Broadcast

3

CRES 155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

ENGL 126Introduction to Journalism

3

ENGL 230Technical Writing

3

FILM 171Introduction to American Cinema

3

FILM 172Introduction to World Cinema

3

HUMN 100Creative Writing

3

SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCH 115Intercultural Communication

3

SPCH 160Argumentation and Debate

3

SPCH 175Business Communications

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

The Arts & Humanities Core requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH 151THET 102THET 103THET 202THET 241, or WMST 193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

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.