Communication Studies, Associate in Arts

The Major in Communication Studies is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students are able to work cooperatively in small groups
  2. Students are able to apply communication concepts
  3. Students are able to speak proficiently in a variety of contexts
  4. Students are able to write proficiently at college level
  5. Students are able to apply research methods
  6. Students are able to employ critical thinking skills
  7. Students are able to reflect on the ethical dimensions of actions

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 12 units

COM ST 001A

Fundamentals of Speech

3

COM ST 003

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM ST 005

Argumentation and Debate

3

COM ST 007

Intercultural Communication

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

COM ST 002

Oral Interpretation of Literature

3

COM ST 008

Small Group Communication

3

COM ST 009

Introduction to Communication Theory

3

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

COM ST 001B

Oral Interpretation of Literature

3

COM ST 004

Small Group Communication

3

COM ST 006/ BUS 006

Introduction to Communication Theory

3

COM ST 010

Storytelling: Interpreting Children's Literature

3

COM ST 011

Dialogues in U.S. American Culture

3

COM ST 052

Speech Activities

4-6

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Units Required: 60