Communications Transfer - Associate in Arts Degree
The Communications Transfer Program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university. It offers students in communications, journalism, public relations and visual communications a broad base of courses and experiences as a foundation for future specialization. The program also focuses on writing for new and emerging media.
Required Program of Study
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|COM151||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|OR COM152||Fundamentals of Speech (Honors)||3|
|COM163||Writing for the Media||3|
|COM201||Introduction to Editing||3|
|OR BUS106||Business Communication||3|
|Courses selected as electives will depend upon the institution to which you will transfer. It is essential that students consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance in selecting elective courses. However, it is the responsibility of students to meet with an admissions representative from the four-year institution to determine its transfer policies.|
|***Since Humanities courses place special emphasis on reading, writing and other language and artistic skills, all courses in Humanities (HUM) are strongly recommended for this program.|
|Additional courses recommended for the Communications Transfer major include:|
|* Strongly recommended|
|Total Credit Hours Required for the Program||60|
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Communicate clearly, correctly, and ethically in writing and speaking.
- Demonstrate strategies of ethical listening and critical reading.
- Use rhetorical principles to adapt content, style and tone to address a variety of audiences and purposes.
- Assess the functions and effects of the mass media.
- Evaluate, integrate, and document ideas and words from sources in writing and speaking.
- Transfer to an accredited college or university.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.