Degrees - Communication Studies

Communication Studies - Associate in Arts Degree in Communication Studies For Transfer

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The Coastline Community College Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer program empowers students with the tools to analyze and improve communication in their personal, academic, public, and professional interactions. Students will study and learn to effectively construct, evaluate, and communicate appropriate messages in a variety of communicative situations. By completing this program students will be prepared to become effective contributors and leaders in their communities and chosen careers.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use written and oral tools to analyze and improve communication in personal, academic, public, and professional interactions.
  • Effectively deliver oral presentations in a range of settings to diverse audiences.
  • Construct written messages for various purposes to diverse audiences.
  • Observe, evaluate, and competently exercise interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements for the Degree

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students will complete the following course:

Course ID Name Units
CMST C110 Public Speaking 3.0
Subtotal 3.0

List A

Select two courses from the following:

Course ID Name Units
CMST C100 Interpersonal Communication 3.0
CMST C140 Small Group Communication 3.0
CMST C220 Essentials of Argumentation 3.0
Subtotal 6.0

List B

Select two courses from the following:

Course ID Name Units
CMST C150 Intercultural Communication 3.0
CMST C101 Fundamentals of Human Communication 3.0
MCOM C100 Introduction to Mass Communications 3.0
Subtotal 6.0

List C

Select one course from the following:

Course ID Name Units
ANTH C100 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
PSYC C100 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SOC C100 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
ENGL C102 Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing 3.0
Subtotal 3.0
Total Required for the Major 18.0
Total for Degree 60.0

CSU General Education or IGETC pattern: 37-39 units

Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units

Communications - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis

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Courses in this Area of Emphasis prepare students with skills that are in high demand in business, industry, non-profit organizations and government service. Students develop an understanding of communication principles that are utilized to interpret, create, evaluate and deliver messages effectively.

Some University majors within the Communications Area of Emphasis include: English, Journalism, Media Communication, Speech, Public Relations, and Theater Arts.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use written and oral tools to analyze and improve communication in personal, academic, public, and professional interactions.
  • Effectively deliver oral presentations in a range of settings to diverse audiences.
  • Construct written messages for various purposes to diverse audiences.
  • Observe, evaluate, and competently exercise interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements for the Degree

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Select at least 18 units from the following courses.

  • Business Computing C171
  • English C100, C102, C133, C135, C136
  • Mass Communications C100, C140, C150
  • Philosophy C115
  • American Sign Language C185
  • Communication Studies C100, C101, C110
Course ID Name Units
Subtotal for Area of Emphasis 18.0
Total for Degree 60.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our degree and certificate programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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