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Communication Studies

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree (AA‐T in Communication Studies) is a 60 unit program, which provides students the lower division coursework required for seamless transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Communication Studies. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units; 2. The California State University-General Education‐Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; 3. A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district; 4. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; 5. Earn a grade of C (or P) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
COMM001Public Speaking3 units

Major Electives List A (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
COMM004Small Group Discussion3 units
COMM008Interpersonal Communication3 units
COMM020Argumentation and Debate3 units

Major Electives List B. Any two of the following or any course not used from List A (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Only one:

Introduction to Persuasion
Honors Introduction to Persuasion

3 units
3 units
COMM012Intercultural Communication3 units

Major Electives List C. Any of the following or any course not already used above. (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ANTH003Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3 units
COMM007Survey of Communication: Career3 units
ENGL001BCritical Thinking Through Literature3 units
ENGL001CCritical Thinking and Writing3 units
ENGL001CHHonors Critical Thinking and Writing3 units
PSYC001General Psychology3 units
SOCI001Introduction to Sociology3 units

Total Major Units: 18 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

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

  • Identify and explain concepts/theories of communication.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of settings.
  • Report an increase in communication competency.
Last Updated 7/19/23