2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, AA [COM-AA, 60 Total Credits]

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The Associate of Arts in Communication is a general transfer program for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate-level institution. This program offers students a solid foundation in communication theory and extensive practice in application of communication skills. Our courses cover public speaking, interpersonal communication, group communication, intercultural communication, film criticism, survey of rhetorical studies, survey of communication studies, argumentation and debate, and a variety of special topics within the discipline.


Click the link to view the different maps for degree completion and transfer:  Academic Maps: AA Communications  

Student Learning Outcomes

1.      Differentiate effective and appropriate communication choices as sender, receiver, and observer.

2.      Describe the human communication process in a variety of contexts: interpersonal, public, group and mass.

3.      Analyze, and evaluate major theories of communication as they invent, research, organize, and deliver structured speeches, papers, or projects.

4.      Operate equipment and technologies common to communication practices.

5.      Apply critical analysis and logical thinking toward making informed, reasoned and equitable decisions.

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Recommended: MATH 120 or 120E.

Literature (3 Credits)

Recommended: ENG 223.

Analytical Reasoning (3 Credits)

Recommended: PHIL 102.

Natural Science (6 Credits)

Choose two courses; one must include a lab.

Social Science (9 Credits)

Each course must be from a different discipline.

Recommended: ECON 100 and PSY 101 and SOC 101.

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

  • COM 133 fulfills this requirement.

Special Program Requirements (26 Credits)

COM Electives (14 Credits)

  • any COM prefix courses not already used to satisfy other degree requirements.

See an Academic Advisor or Counselor to select courses.

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