The Associate in Arts Degree in Communication Studies for Transfer prepares students to transfer to CSUs that offer bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies. Communication Studies prepares students to identify and solve communication problems, to facilitate effective communication in professional and interpersonal interactions to develop collaborative forms of problem-solving and decision making. The Communication Studies AA-T Degree requires a total of 19 units of required courses and restricted electives from the categories below as indicated.
Communication Studies – Guided Pathway
This degree is designed to prepare students to read and write about literature critically and to understand key historical and generic influences in the production and reception of literature and other cultural texts. The degree requires 18 units, of which 12 are in required courses. An additional six units must be selected from the restricted electives listed below.
The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer prepares students to transfer to CSUs that offer bachelor’s degrees in English. Students earning the English AA-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as an English major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree is designed to prepare students to read and write about literature critically and to understand key historical and generic influences in the production and reception of literature and other cultural texts.
English – Guided Pathways
This degree requires a minimum of 18 units. Students may fulfill the 18-unit requirement by completing the entire sequence (LANG 101 F, 102 F, 203 F, and 204 F) for a single foreign language. Some students may be placed into the language course sequence at a higher level than LANG 101 F. For example, according to the prerequisite policy, students who complete high school coursework with a C or better may place out of some of the language sequence. However, these students are not awarded units for the courses out of which they placed. Such students must complete the 18-unit degree requirement by selecting the remaining units from the list of restricted electives.
The Associate in Arts Degree in Spanish for Transfer, also called the Spanish AA-T, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Spanish. This degree is designed to develop advanced communicative competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish and provide an introduction to Spanish and Latin American literature and culture.