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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 105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences - Critical & Creative Thinking Core

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics - Quantitative Reasoning Core

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHIL 103Introduction to Ethics

3

OR

BMGT 203Business Ethics

3

SPCH 110Interpersonal Communication

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities - Critical & Creative Thinking Core

3

Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences - Scientific Reasoning Core

3

Gen Ed Core Technological Literacy Core

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
AVMP 150Introduction to Electronic Media

3

SPCH 115Intercultural Communication

3

Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences - Scientific Reasoning Core w/ Lab

4

Gen Ed Core Information Literacy Core

3

Elective Elective*

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities - Oral Communication Core

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences - Global Competency Core

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 101Introduction to Human Communication

3

SPCH 175Business Communications

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.
  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.

This program is in the Liberal Arts Pathway.

Guided Pathways is a nationwide educational strategy that provides a structured and collaborative approach to student success. Guided Pathways connect students to the specific resources in an intentional and deliberate way in order to support student success.

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Course NumberTitleCredits