Program Overview

Communication studies 2.0 explores how and why we communicate. Students study the ways we use communication techniques and technologies to shape identities and ideas. They explore a variety of communication contexts, from intimate relationships, to public address, to small group interactions, to how we govern ourselves, and examine the many ways communication shapes us. Graduates will transfer with an understanding of communication theory and demonstrate proficiency in communication skills such as speaking in public, evaluating diverse points of view, producing evidence-based arguments, and communicating across cultures. . Students are required to have a grade of "C (or "P")" or better in each course in the major to apply these courses to the AS-T degree. The AS-T degree also requires the completion of 60 transfer semester units, a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and completion of the CSU GE-breadth or IGETC.


AA-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 6 units Units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 12 units from the following:
List A, choose a minimum of 9 units from the following: Units
COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate 3 units
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
COMM 180 Introduction to Communication Studies 3 units
List B, choose a minimum of 3 units from the following: Units
Any List A course not used above. 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
ENGL 165 Advanced Composition 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
Any CSU transferable Communication Studies course 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.