Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Communication Studies (AA)
This degree provides an opportunity for students who are not intending to transfer to a four-year university to earn an Associate of Arts Degree with an area of emphasis in Communication Studies. This degree is designed to provide an introductory foundation in communication studies and to prepare students for life in the global community by developing a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for personal and professional success. The curriculum emphasizes the principles and applications of language toward logical thought, clear and precise expression, and critical evaluation of communication in whatever symbol system used. Students will learn to read, listen, speak, and write effectively, and will acquire the ability to distinguish fact from judgment, and belief from knowledge.
- Construct clear and precise arguments using appropriate analytic tools.
- Relate the importance of logical thought to effective communication.
- Apply interpersonal skills to enhance communication.
Copy Writer, Sales, Advertising Specialist, Fund Raiser, Communication Trainer, Customer Service Representative, Technical Writer, Community Affairs Liaison, Program Coordinator, Public Information Assistant.
|GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS||25|
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
|REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES||18|
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better from the following courses. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18-unit minimum.
|AJ 025||Constitutional Law *||3|
|BUS 020||Business Statistics *||3|
|BUS/COMM 112||Public Speaking for Business *||4|
|BUS 119||Quantitative Methods *||3|
|COMM 001||Fundamentals/Public Speaking *||3|
|COMM 004||Interpersonal Communication *||3|
|COMM 005||Argumentation and Debate *||3|
|COMM 007||Persuasion *||3|
|COMM 008||Group Communication *||3|
|COMP 005||Computer Concepts *||4|
|COMP 006||Programming Fundamentals *||3|
|ENGL 001||College Reading & Composition *||4|
|ENGL 002||Logic and Composition *||3|
|JOUR 007||Mass Communication *||3|
|MATH 010||Structure and Concepts 1 *||4|
|MATH 021||Introduction to Statistics *||4|
|MATH 065||Calculus 1 *||4|
|MATH 070||Precalculus *||5|
|MATH 154||Trigonometry *||4|
|PHIL 020||Introductory Logic *||3|
|PHIL 025||Critical Thinking *||3|
|SSCI 025||Statistics - Social Sciences *||4|
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units
Courses meet General Education requirements and 7 units may double count above in COS-GE.