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Communication Studies 2.0

Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer 2.0 provides students with an opportunity to improve their personal, public and professional lives. Students study communication dynamics in interpersonal relationships, groups, and public settings. By studying how, why and with what consequences people communicate, students will become more competent communicators. Students will develop broad-based competencies in oral and written communication as well as critical analysis. The Associate in Arts in Communication Studiesfor Transfer 2.0 will prepare students for further studies toward a California State University (CSU) baccalaureate degree in speech and/or communication studies. Associate Degree for Transfer Program Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: The completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0. Minimum grade of for each course in the major. [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Communication Studies 2.0 will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication theories.
  • Improved skill in a variety of communication situations.
  • Critically analyze and construct messages.
  • Develop an awareness of one's personal communication effectiveness

Program Requirements

A major of 18 units is required for the degree.

Required core courses (18 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
COMM 100 Survey of Communication Studies 3.0
COMM 102 Small Group Communication 3.0
COMM 101 Public Speaking 3.0
COMM 103 Interpersonal Communication 3.0
COMM 106 Argumentation and Debate 3.0
COMM 108 Oral Interpretation 3.0
COMM 110 Intercultural Communication 3.0

General Education