COMMUNICATION STUDIES / A.A. DEGREE

Ammerman - East - Grant
Hegis Code: 5606

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: 16.5 credits Credits
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
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: 16-17 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum COM102: Interpersonal Communication
or COM107: Small Group Communication
3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum, see information below ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* Foreign Language Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Physical Education 1
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology
or SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
3
       
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
American History Elective 3
*** ART/MUS/THR Elective 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum Communication Elective 3
£ English Elective 3
§ Laboratory Science Elective 4
Physical Education 1
       
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
** Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum COM131: Theories of Persuasion
or COM201: Introduction to Communication Theory
or COM206: Advanced Interpersonal Communication
3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum Communication Elective 3
^ Humanities Elective 3
§† Mathematics / Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
^^ Nonwestern Social Science Elective 3
       
Total Credits Required 64.5-66.5

*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/Intermediate II OR Intermediate II/any advanced level course.
**Students may choose from the following Philosophy electives: PHL101, PHL104, PHL105, PHL107, PHL111, PHL211, PHL215
Students may choose any from MAT103, MAT124 or higher to fulfill the Mathematics elective.
*** One course to be selected from the following: ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, ART114, ART124, ART130, ART133, ART135, ART141, ART155, ART161, ART171, ART181, ART202, ART209, ART210, MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS120, MUS122, MUS123, MUS131, MUS132, MUS133, MUS134, MUS135, MUS206, MUS210, THR101, THR105, THR131, THR211, THR212. (MUS131-135 can be used only if they add up to four credits.)
Students may choose from the following to fulfill their Communication electives: COM105, COM107, COM111, COM121, COM131, COM133, COM201, COM202, COM204, COM206.
Students may choose from HIS103, HIS104, POL105 to fulfill the American History elective.
£Any three credit English course above ENG102. Recommended: ENG121, ENG130, ENG131, ENG170, ENG201.
§ Students may choose from AST101, AST102, AST103, BIO101, BIO103, BIO105, BIO111, BIO118, BIO130, CHE100, CHE120, CHE122, CHE133, CHE250, ESC101, ESC102, ESC124, MAR105, MAR111, MET101, MET102, PHY101, PHY102 to fulfill the Laboratory Science elective.
^Students may choose one course from the following to fulfill the Humanities elective: ENG212, HUM116, HUM249, PHL111.
^^Students may choose a social science elective that deals with other world civilizations from the following: ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205. ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103. HIS107, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, POL107.
 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
 NOTE: 1) Students planning to transfer to SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY core General Education Requirements in the college catalog for information on selection of elective courses.
2) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

Required Credit Distribution
Communication 15 credits
English 9 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Humanities 9 credits
Mathematics / Science 10-12 credits
Social Sciences 12 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits