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Speech Communication

Award Type: Associate in Arts

The speech communication major 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 articulated transfer major will prepare students for further studies toward a baccalaureate degree in speech and/or communication studies.

The graduate of the Associate in Arts in Speech Communication will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication theories.
  • Demonstrate competent communication behaviors for a variety of purposes.

Program Requirements

A major of 18 units is required for the associate in arts degree. Required core courses (18 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
COMM 101 Public Speaking 3.0
COMM 102 Small Group Communication 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 Requirements

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