The Communication Studies Department at West Valley College creates a transformative community within the classroom by encouraging students to listen intentionally, think critically, and speak passionately. This seven course curriculum bridges theoretical concepts and lived experiences, creating a personalized educational journey. The A.A. in Communications Studies is suitable for preparation for a baccalaureate in Communication Studies, Speech Communication, or Communication. Students may also be prepared for entry level positions in related occupations.
Required Core (18 units)
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|COMM001||Public Speaking||3 units|
|COMM004||Small Group Discussion||3 units|
|COMM007||Survey of Communication: Career||3 units|
|COMM008||Interpersonal Communication||3 units|
Introduction to Persuasion
Honors Introduction to Persuasion
|COMM012||Intercultural Communication||3 units|
|COMM020||Argumentation and Debate||3 units|
Total Major Units: 18 units
To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:
- Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
- Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
- Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.