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Communication Studies (AA-T) Communications Studies Total Units: 18
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Term Effective: Fall 2011

Description:

The Associate in Arts in Communications Studies for Transfer degree at Santa Rosa Junior College provides students with an introduction to and overview of the field of communications while providing a solid foundation in Speech. Students are provided both theoretical perspectives and practical speaking experience, including the opportunity to be a part of a national award-winning Speech & Debate team and/or being part of the student newspaper, The Oak Leaf. This emphasis offers comprehensive lower division baccalaureate work in the field of Communication.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply communication theory to more effectively communicate in a variety of public, private and social context;
  2. effectively express one’s ideas through oral communication; and
  3. utilize critical thinking skills to defend, refute and critique presentations.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence and/or the TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum) template TMC

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Communication Studies (AA-T) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Communication Studies for Transfer
    • Communication Studies: Category A
    • Communication Studies: Category B
    • Communication Studies: Category C

Communication Studies for Transfer - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
COMM 1 Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
 
Communication Studies: Category A - complete 6.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete a combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
COMM 3 and COMM 5
COMM 3 and COMM 6
COMM 9 and COMM 5
COMM 9 and COMM 6
COMM 5 and COMM 6
3.00
 
Communication Studies: Category B - complete 6.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
COMM 5 Group Discussion and Problem Solving3.00
COMM 6 Interpersonal Communication3.00
COMM 7 Intercultural Communication3.00
COMM 10 Introduction to Communication Theory3.00
MEDIA 4 Introduction to Mass Communication3.00
MEDIA 77 Video Field Production Workshop3.00
MEDIA 78 Writing for Film & Television3.00
COMM 2 Spoken Word3.00
COMM 3 Introduction to Argumentation3.00
COMM 9 Critical Thinking and Argumentation3.00
SPCH 57A Forensics 1 (SRJC Speech Team)1.00-3.00
COMM 60 Survey of Communication3.00
 
Communication Studies: Category C - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
COMM 5 Group Discussion and Problem Solving3.00
COMM 6 Interpersonal Communication3.00
COMM 7 Intercultural Communication3.00
COMM 10 Introduction to Communication Theory3.00
JOUR 2 News Gathering and News Writing3.00
JOUR 52A News Media Practice 13.00
MEDIA 4 Introduction to Mass Communication3.00
MEDIA 41 Introduction to Film History3.00
MEDIA 77 Video Field Production Workshop3.00
MEDIA 78 Writing for Film & Television3.00
MEDIA 79A Television Production Workshop3.00
COMM 2 Spoken Word3.00
COMM 3 Introduction to Argumentation3.00
COMM 9 Critical Thinking and Argumentation3.00
SPCH 57A Forensics 1 (SRJC Speech Team)1.00-3.00
COMM 60 Survey of Communication3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2011

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2012

Program Requirements Notes:

A course used to satisfy a requirement in one category can not be used to fulfill the requirements in another category.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and
    • A minimum of 18 semester units as required for the Associate in Arts in Communications Studies for Transfer Major.
  2. Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
  3. Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Associate in Arts in Communications Studies for Transfer Major.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Notes:

This degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Contact
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