Communication Studies 2.0 Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
About the Program
The Las Positas College Communication Studies program offers courses that lead to an Associate in Communication Studies 2.0 for Transfer degree. The major requirements for this degree align with the Intersegmental Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for Communication Studies. Students will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the program requirements. Students should talk with a counselor to determine whether or not this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution. The course work required for the AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0 provides students with fundamental understanding of the principles of speech communication as well as experience in the application of these principles. Participation in Communication Studies classes develops critical thinking, personal growth, research abilities, presentation skills, and an understanding of the theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts behind human communication.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0, students are able to apply ethical communication principles and practices.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0, students are able to create and deliver messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0, students are able to critically analyze messages.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0, students are able to describe the Communication discipline and its central questions.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0, students are able to employ communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0, students are able to engage in communication inquiry.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0, students are able to utilize communication to embrace difference.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Learning and Career Pathway Maps
Required Core: (6 Units)
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking
List A: Select Three (9 Units)
|Oral Interpretation of Literature
|Argumentation and Debate
|Activities in Forensics
|Introduction to Mass Communications
List B: Select One (3 Units)
|Any List A course not already used
|Introduction to Communication Studies
|Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature
|Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines
|Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting
|Principles of Sociology
Additional General Education and Elective Units: 42
Total Units for the Major: 18
Total Units: 60
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.