Communication

Associate in Arts Degree in Communication 2017-2018

(MAJOR #C.5342.AA)

The number one skill requested by employers is good communication skills. The associate degree in communication will give students a solid foundation of communication skills for a variety of situations. The overarching program outcome is that students will know how to gather, organize, and present information to others with confidence and competence. Communication courses focus on how people use messages to generate meaning within and across various contexts, cultures, and channels.

Major requirements (18 CSU units minimum)
A grade of ā€œCā€ or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
COMM 1 or
COMM 1H
Public Speaking or
Honors Public Speaking
3 COMM 110
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication 3 COMM 130
COMM 4 Persuasion 3 COMM 190
COMM 8 Group Communication 3 COMM 140
COMM 25 Argumentation 3 COM 120
List A: Select one course:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
COMM 10 Intercultural Communication 3 COMM 150
COMM 12 Fundamentals of Interpretation 3 COMM 170
COMM 15 Computer-Mediated Communication 3 N/A
PHIL 2 Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing 3 N/A

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Construct and deliver a presentation with communicative competence and confidence.
  2. Demonstrate the dynamics of effective communication in a variety of settings and contexts.
  3. Critically evaluate communicative situations.

Faculty Advisors: Briones, Martinez, Sarkisian & Vagim


2017-2018 Communication Studies for Transfer Printable Major Sheet (PDF)