The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and specifically intended to satisfy the lower division requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree in Communication Studies at a California State University (CSU). The knowledge and skills offered in this degree help our students build satisfying and productive relationships in their careers as well as in their personal and civic lives.
The Communication Studies AA-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units) or IGETC (37-39 units) requirements.
All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
|PREREQUISITE COURSES||REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR||UNITS|
|SPCH 101||Public Speaking||3|
|List A - Select six units from the following|
|SPCH 100||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|SPCH 103||Group Discussion||3|
|SPCH 101or SPCH 103 or high school public speaking or debate||SPCH 104||Argumentation and Debate||3|
|List B - Select six units from the following|
|Any course from List A not used above||3|
|An audition may be required||SPCH 106||Oral Interpretation of Literature||3|
|SPCH 108||Intercultural Communication||3|
|MCOMM 101||Intro to Mass Communication||3|
|SPCH 101, 103, 104, 106 or equivalent||SPCH 191*||Forensics - Individual Events||2-3|
|SPCH 101, 103, 104, 106 or equivalent||SPCH 192*||Forensics - Team Events||2-3|
|SPCH 101, 103, 104, 106 or equivalent||SPCH 193*||Debate Team||2-3|
|List C - Select three units from the following|
|Any course from List A or B not used above||3|
|ENGL 101||ENGL 102 or 102H||Critical Thinking and Literary Analysis||3|
|ENGL 101||ENGL 104||Critical Thinking and Argumentations||3|
|JOURN 102||Reporting the News||3|
|Eligibility for ENGL 101||PSYCH 101 or 101H||General Psychology||3|
|Eligibility for ENGL 120, 199, or ESL 151||SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED||
Units for the major may be double counted for CSUGE or IGETC. Elective units to reach the 60-unit degree requirement must be CSU transferable.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
|August 2014||GCC Catalog 2014-2015|
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