The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree provides opportunity for students to transfer to a CSU with junior standing. The degree encourages students to examine and evaluate human communication across and within various contexts for the purpose of increasing competence.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Synthesize communication principles and theories to develop communication competence to improve human interaction.
  • Apply and analyze rhetorical principles for a variety of purposes adapting to audience and context.
  • Understand the theoretical and practical relationships between and among symbols, culture and gender to competently create, interpret and/or evaluate messages. 
Required Courses (18-19 units) Units
COM-1*/1H* Public Speaking/Honors 3
COM-9*/9H*    Interpersonal Communications/Honors 3
Electives A Choose from list A below 3
Electives B Choose from list B below 6
Electives C Choose from list C below 3-4
Electives - List A (3 units) Units
COM-2* Persuasion in Rhetorical Perspective 3
COM-3* Argumentaiton and Debate 3
COM-6* Dynamics of Small Group Communication 3
Electives - List B (6 units) Select any course from list B, or any course not used in list A Units
COM-7 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
COM-12* Intercultural Communication 3
COM-20* Introduction to Communication Theory 3
Electives - List C (3-4 units) Select any course from list C or any COM course not used in list A or B Units
COM-5 Parlimentary Procedure 1
COM-11* Stroytelling 3
COM-13* Gender and Communication 3
COM-19 Reader's Theater 3
ANT-2*/2H* Cultural Anthropology 3
JOU-7* Mass Communications 3
PSY-1*/1H* General Psychology/Honors 3
SOC-1*/1H* Introduction to Sociology/Honors 3

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).