Communication Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences (Degree A8982)

Degree A8982
An emphasis in Communication provides the student with an understanding of communication strategies, reasoning, logic, and critical analysis as it relates to human interaction within multiple cultural contexts.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Required Core7
Public Speaking (Required course)
Public Speaking - Honors
Survey of Communication Studies
Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication - Honors
Choose eleven units from the following:11
Introduction to Mass Communications
Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media
Intermediate Writing and Reporting for Mass Media
Writing Broadcast and Web News
Basic Digital and Film Photography
Introduction to Electronic Media
Beginning Radio Production
Beginning Video Production
Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
Public Speaking
Public Speaking - Honors
Survey of Communication Studies
Voice and Diction
Performance of Literature
Group Communication
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication - Honors
Professional and Organizational Speaking
Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors
Forensics: Fundamentals of Contest Speech and Debate
Forensics: Individual Event Team
Forensics: Debate Team
Forensics: Reader's Theater Team
Argumentation and Debate
Argumentation and Debate - Honors
Introduction to Communication Theory
Special Projects in Speech
For Area of Emphasis
Total Units18

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Perform basic speech delivery skills.
  • Critically analyze information and arguments.
  • Select and research an appropriate topic and thesis.
  • Logically organize supporting materials into a well-crafted presentation.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal delivery skills to present a message to a live audience in a confident manner.
  • Formulate communication solutions to problems in a range of contexts.
  • Create messages appropriate for diverse audiences and listener.
  • Develop an improved understanding of themselves as communicators.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5
Winter Term 1
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3
Spring Term 1
SPCH 26 Interpersonal Communication 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
11 units Communications Electives 1  
Summer Term 1
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
Fall Term 2
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3
11 units Communications Electives 1  
Winter Term 2
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
Spring Term 2
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
Electives-Degree Applicable units Electives-Degree Applicable units  
to meet 60 units graduation requirements 0  
Communication Emphasis, AA A8982 2  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Total Units46
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