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Associate of Arts
Communication

College of the Arts

Program Description

The Associate of Arts in Communication (AA) degree is a 2-year undergraduate transfer degree program designed for the completion of the general education requirements and related lower division studies typically pursued during the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree program.  Most of the coursework in this transfer AA degree program encompasses CSU’s Core Curriculum requirements, which include preparatory or introductory coursework for the Communication Studies major.  This associate degree does not include in-depth studies in Communication Studies as in-depth studies are pursued at the upper division level (last two years) of a four-year program.  

Career Opportunities

This degree is intended to serve as an undergraduate transfer degree program, designed largely for the completion of the general education requirements and related lower division studies typically pursued during the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree program.

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural impacts on communication rules.
  • Students will apply communication theories to daily life and interactions.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively deliver a formal presentation before a live audience.

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:


Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5

COMM 1110

Select two of the following courses:

ITDS 2726
ITDS 2727
ITDS 2735
ITDS 2746
ITDS 2748 
ITDS 2749 
ITDS 2755
LIBR 2705

OR
Select one of the following courses:

Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:


Select one of the following fine arts courses:
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.


Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab:

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:


Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Program Requirements Required Hours: 18
Take the following courses:
Foreign Language 1002
Foreign Language 2001
COMM 2105 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2110 Inter-Ethnic Cultural Communication
COMM 2136 Group Communication
COMM 2137 Introduction to Mass Communication
 

Total Hours Required: 63

2 Year Course Schedule

Suggested two year course schedule