Associate of Science in Communication Studies

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Program Description

Communications

Mission Statement

The mission of the Communications Department is to develop in students a desire for excellence in scholarship, an ability to communicate effectively and an appreciation for the humanities. The department endorses the college’s Mission Statement and strives to uphold its commitment to learning.

The department strives to:

  • Meet students’ needs by providing a variety of learning activities to address diverse learning styles.
  • Provide access to instruction through distance learning as well as traditional modes of delivery.
  • Prepare students to continue their education at four-year institutions or to enter the workforce.
  • Offer courses that allow students to upgrade communication skills and knowledge for personal enrichment or for job advancement.
  • Maintain an informed and professional faculty.
  • The Communications Department offers courses in English, mass communications, speech and theatre. These courses are part of the General Education core in our associate and certificate programs.

Catalog

Communication Studies

Program Code - AS T054

Areas I-IV core courses are to be chosen from the Jefferson State

Approved AGSC General Course Listing.

Note: Students must demonstrate competency in the basic use of the computer as a requirement for graduation. Courses with the computer designation will satisfy this requirement.

Orientation Requirement***

  • ORI 101 Orientation to College 1

General Courses (60-61 semester hours)

  • Area I: Written Communication 6
  • Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts 12
    • Literature 3
    • Arts (A) 3
    • +Additional Humanities and Fine Arts 3
    • Complete one course from the following: 3
      • SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communications
      • SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11
    • MTH 112 Precalculus Algebra 3
    • +Natural Sciences 8

If you take BIO 103, you cannot take BIO 101. If you take BIO 104, you cannot take BIO 102. If you take CHM 111, you cannot take CHM 104. If you take CHM 112, you cannot take CHM 105. If you take PHY 213, you cannot take PHY 201. If you take PHY 214, you cannot take PHY 202.

  • Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12
    • History sequence 6
    • +Additional History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours maximum of history) 6
  • Area V: Pre-Professional, Major & Elective Courses 19
    • Complete 6-9 hours from Areas II-IV. 6-9
    • Complete 1 additional speech course from the following: 3
      • SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communications
      • SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
      • SPH 116 Intro. to Interpersonal Communications
    • Additional hours to be chosen from JSCC’s Area V
    • Additional Courses. 7-10

+Refer to JSCC’s AGSC Approved Course Listing.

*** ORI 101 Waived if the student currently has 12 or more earned hours or has transferred in 12 or more hours.

For transfer information, refer to the AGSC guide and Area V page for this program. Failure to print and retain the Area V page for this major may result in the program not being transferable.

Last updated Jun 2019

About the School

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