Communication Studies

Associate in arts in communication studies for transfer degree 2017-2018

(MAJOR #C.5345.AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. degree in Communication or for entry level into a variety of career options that require competent and ethical communication skills. Students who pursue advanced communication degrees enjoy diverse employment that can range from college professor in Communication to Public Relations or a career in Mass Communications such as radio and television. 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
List A: Select two courses from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication 3 COMM 130
COMM 8 Group Communication 3 COMM 140
COMM 25 Argumentation 3 COM 120
List B - Select 2 courses from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
COMM 4 Persuasion 3 COMM 190
COMM 10 Intercultural Communication 3 COMM 150
COMM 12 Fundamentals of Interpretation *or any course from List A not used 3 COMM 170
List C - Select 1 course from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
COMM 15 Computer-Mediated Communication 3 -
ENGL 1B or
ENGL 1BH
Introduction to the Study of Literature or
Honors Introduction to the Study of Literature
3 ENGL 120
PHIL 2 Critical Thinking and Writing *or any course from List A or B not used 3 -

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.

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. degree in Communication or for entry level into a variety of career options that require competent and ethical communication skills. Students who pursue advanced communication degrees enjoy diverse employment that can range from college professor in Communication to Public Relations or a career in Mass Communications such as radio and television. Communication courses focus on how people use messages to generate meaning within and across various contexts, cultures, and channels.

To obtain the Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC CSU version) is required. CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2 #133 or online at www.cloviscollege.edu/majors
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a "C" grade or better in all courses required for the major area of emphasis.

Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

To see what CSU campuses accept this degree go to www.adegreewithaguarantee.com


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