Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for Communication Studies: Riverside City College
Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree (aka TMC) will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the Communication Studies major requirements (see below) and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and 2-8 units of electives with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill the RCCD graduation requirements found in section VII. Additional degree requirements: Health Education and Self Development)
Communication Studies Major Requirements 18-19 Units (See Below) + IGETC or CSUGE Requirements 34-39 Units + Electives 2-8 Unit = Total of 60 Units
Catalog Description
The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for transfer degree (aka TMC) 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.
A.A. in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree (aka TMC) Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
1. Synthesize communication principles and theories to develop communication competence to improve human interaction.
2. Apply and analyze rhetorical principles for a variety of purposes adapting to audience and context.
3. Understand the theoretical and practical relationships between and among symbols, culture and gender to competently create, interpret and/or evaluate messages.
Communication Studies Major Requirements (18-19 Units):

Required Courses (6 Units)
COM-1/1H Public Speaking
COM-9/9H Interpersonal Communication
Electives Group A (3 Units)
COM-2 Persuasion in Rhetorical Perspective
COM-3 Argumentation and Debate
COM-6 Dynamics of Small Group Communication
Electives Group B (6 units) Units
Any course(s) not taken in group A above and/or
COM-7 Oral Interpretation of Literature
COM-12 Intercultural Communication
Electives Group C (3-4 Units) Units
Any course(s) not taken in group A or B above and/or 
COM-5 Parliamentary Procedure
COM-11 Storytelling
COM-13 Gender and Communication
COM-19 Reader's Theater
ANT-2 Cultural Anthropology
JOU-7 Mass Communications 
PSY-1 General Psychology
SOC-1 Introduction to Sociology