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Communication

Associate in Arts

As a discipline, Communication focuses on how people use verbal and nonverbal messages to transmit meaning to other individuals. Given that communication occurs in a wide variety of settings, the discipline of communication focuses on how meaning is made in various contexts, cultures, and settings. Communication courses allow students to take a social scientific and interdisciplinary look at human communication and the role that it plays in our lives by focusing on areas such as interpersonal communication, mediation and dispute resolution, intercultural communication, and in specific contexts like business communication, health communication, political communication, public relations, and visual arts.

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Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 65
  • Contact Hours: 66 - 69

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101
  or
ENGL-103
Comp I
  or
Comp for Tech I
3

3
3

3
MATH-115Foundations of Mathematics II 44
COMM-140Interpersonal Communication 33
SOCY-191
  or
ANTH-211
Intro to Sociology
  or
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3

3
3

3
ART-110Art Appreciation 33
Total 1616
Winter
ENGL-102
  or
ENGL-104
Comp II
  or
Comp for Tech II
3

3
3

3
BIOL-107
  or
ASTR-117
General Biology & Lab
  or
The Solar System & Lab
4

4
6

5
COMM-131Introduction to Public Speaking 33
MAET-100Introduction to Media Production 33
SOCY-294Race and Ethnic Relations 33
Total 1618/17
Spring / Summer
COMG-153*Computers A Practical Approach 33
Total 33
Year Two
Fall
PSYC-281General Psych 33
COMM-210Persuasion 33
HIST-154US History to 1877 33
COMM-200Survey of Human Communication 33
CHEM-118
  or
GEOL-151
Intro to Chemistry
  or
Physical Geology & Lab
3

4
3

5
Total 15/1615/17
Winter
PSYC-282Social Psychology 33
MAET-110Media History & Theory 33
HIST-155US History 1877-Present 33
COMM-220Intercultural Communication 33
Choose one of the following:
ENGL-220World Literature 33
ENGL-221Intro to Literature 33
PHIL-295Ethics 33
Total 1515
Notes
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