Communication Studies 2.0 Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Communication Studies 2.0 encourages students to examine and evaluate human communication across and within various contexts for the purpose of increasing communication competence. Communication studies courses foster practical communication skills. The emphasis is the development of the skills and techniques essential for effective public, interpersonal, and small group communication.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. To earn a Communication Studies 2.0 AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P")
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Communication Studies 2.0 should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|COMMST 100||Elements of Public Speaking||3|
|or COMMST 100H||Elements of Public Speaking - Honors|
|COMMST 111||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|or COMMST 111H||Interpersonal Communication - Honors|
|List A - Three courses from the following:||6|
|COMMST 125||Critical Thinking Through Argumentation and Debate||3|
|COMMST 140||Small Group Communication||3|
|COMMST 174||Intercultural Communication||3|
|COMMST 135||Mass Media and Society||3|
|ENGL 102||Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking||4|
|or ENGL 102H||Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors|
|List B - One course from the following (or any course not used from List A):||6-7|
|ANTHRO 102||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|or ANTHRO 102H||Cultural Anthropology - Honors|
|PSYCH 100||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYCH 100H||General Psychology - Honors|
|SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC 100H||Introduction to Sociology - Honors|
|ENGL 151||Freshman Composition and Literature||3|
|or ENGL 151H||Freshman Composition and Literature - Honors|
|COMMST 176||Gender Differences in Communication||3|
|Total Units that may be Double Counted||12-15|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the various forms of human communication evaluated by written or oral assessments.
- Assess situations and identify the appropriate communication skills to utilize according to the context they are in, which will be evaluated by written or objective assessments.