COMMUNICATION STUDIES / A.A. DEGREE

Ammerman - East - Grant
Hegis Code - 5606, CIP Code - 09.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: COST-AA
 

     This A.A. degree program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college to study speech communication, communication arts, performance studies or rhetoric. This program offers a broad-based curriculum of core liberal arts requirements with special emphasis on theoretical and applied coursework in oral communication.

     Communication is the study of how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media. The A.A. degree in Communication Studies provides students with education in the theory, history, ethics and practice of communication and prepares them for transfer to baccalaureate programs that ultimately lead to careers and leadership in a wide variety of professions depending upon the student's specific interests.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language Elective 3
  HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
3
** Philosophy Elective 3
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
COM102: Interpersonal Communication
or COM107: Small Group Communication
3
COM105: Public Speaking 3
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* Foreign Language Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
3
***♦ Communication Elective 3
English Elective 3
  MAT103: Statistics I
or MAT124: Fundamentals of Precalculus I or higher
3-4
  Unrestricted Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 13 credits Credits
COM131: Theories of Persuasion
or COM201: Introduction to Communication Theory
3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
Other World Civilizations
    Social Science Elective
3
  SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 61-62

*Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in a sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows, Elementary I and II or Elementary II/Intermediate I or Intermediate I and II or Intermediate II/any advanced level course.
**Students may choose from the following Philosophy electives: PHL101, PHL104, PHL105, PHL107, PHL111, PHL211, or PHL215.
***Students may choose any Communication electives except: COM109, COM110, and COM112.
Any three-credit English course above ENG102.
Recommended: ENG121, ENG130, ENG131, ENG170, or ENG201.
Other World Civilizations social science elective chosen from the following: ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS110, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, POL107, or POL111.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
 NOTES: 1) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
2) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION  
Communication 15 credits
English 9 credits
Humanities 9 credits
Mathematics / Science 7-8 credits
Social Sciences 15 credits
College Seminar 1 credit 
Physical Education 2 credits
Unrestricted Elective 3 credits