Overview

 

Career opportunities for the program graduate includes the following careers: Advertising Executive, Business Executive, Communication Specialist, Consultant, Employee Relations Representative, Film Editor, Human Resource Administrator, etc.

Graduates will transfer with both an understanding of important communication theory as well as demonstrated proficiency in communication skills. Communication studies majors will explore a variety of communication contexts, from intimate relationships, to public address, to new and emergent media, exploring the many ways communication shapes our identities and our realities.

Career Opportunities

Communication skills are essential in both work and social settings. Oral and written communication skills are at the top of the list of qualities that employers look for in job candidates. Career opportunities for the program graduate includes the following careers: Advertising Executive, Business Executive, Communication Specialist, Consultant, Employee Relations Representative, Film Editor, Human Resource Administrator, Impression Management Specialist, Journalist, Media Consultant, Newscaster, Professor, Public Relations Representative, Publications, Radio Programmer, Sales Representative, Speech Writer, Teacher, Technical Writer, Television Producer, Trainer, Writer.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Successfully prepare written and oral communication that illustrates critical thinking, creation of inquiry- or research-based texts, and information literacy.
  • Demonstrate civic engagement in both written and oral argument.
  • Use both written and verbal expression in interdisciplinary contexts.

Course Outlines

AA Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements

Complete Core Courses, 9 unitsUnits
COMM 110Public Speaking3
COMM 150Intercultural Communication3
COMM 180Introduction to Communication Studies3

Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 9 units from the following:

List A, choose a minimum of 6 units from the following:Units
COMM 127Argumentation and Debate
COMM 130Interpersonal Communication
COMM 140Small Group Communication
List B, choose a minimum of 3 units from the following:Units
Any List A course not used above. 
ANTH 110Cultural Anthropology
ENGL 110Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking
PSYC 100General Psychology
SOCI 100Introduction to Sociology

Total Required Major Units: 18

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

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