Associate of Arts for Transfer: Communication Studies (30558)

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree provides training to build and maintain personal and professional relationships through effective communication. Completion of the transfer degree in Communication prepares students to:

  • Communicate with clarity and accuracy in diverse environments

  • Act with an awareness of self amongst local and global communities

  • Think critically, creatively and reflectively

  • Learn about the self in professional and interpersonal relationships

Successful completion of the transfer degree in Communication guarantees the student acceptance to the California State University system to pursue a baccalaureate degree, in the field of business, industry, government, social service, and/or education in such areas as teaching, public speaking, consulting, law, announcing, and public relations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of any course in communication, the student should be able to:

  • Better manage apprehension in communication settings.
  • Present the self appropriately and effectively through verbal and nonverbal communication.

The department provides two primary areas of emphasis; interpersonal skills and the presentation of Self in public. The SCC Department of Communication is currently chartered as the Omicron Chapter of the Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honors Society.

Communication and the Workplace

People with communication skills are highly sought after by employers and are only becoming more valuable. Companies like LinkedIn and Google are increasingly looking for people with good communication and listening skills. The Wall Street Journal also found that these "soft skills" are in short supply. Developing your communication abilities sets you apart from the rest of the workforce. The Santiago Canyon College Department of Communication offers a wide array of courses that help to nurture anyone's ability to think critically and share that information in an effective and appropriate way.

Our courses include:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Group Communication
  • Gender Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Reader's Theater
  • Forensics (Competitive Speech and Debate)

Major Requirements

Units

COMM 110: Public Speaking

3

Select two (2) courses from the following (List A):

6

COMM 100/100H: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)

COMM 101: Group Dynamics (3)

COMM 111: Argumentation and Debate (3)

Select two (2) courses from the following (List B)

OR any list A course not already used:

6

COMM 120/120H: Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3)

COMM 134: Oral Interpretation (3)

Select one (1) course from the following (List C)

OR any list A course not already used:

3-4

COMM 135: Reader’s Theatre (3)

COMM 225/225H: Gender Communication (3)

ENGL 102/102H: Literature and Composition (4)

ENGL 103/103H: Critical Thinking and Writing (4)

TOTAL

18-19

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated July 30, 2019
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