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College Catalog 2017-2018

LIBERAL ARTS
Communication Studies
Associate of Arts Degree
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO
 
 
CIP Code: 24.0103
 

Purpose: This program is designed for students who wish to study speech communication at the college level or who wish to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ 101 Foreign Language or ASL or General Education Elective 3-4
2___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
3MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   13-14
2nd Semester
5CST Elective 3
6ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1___ 102 Foreign Language or ASL or General Education Elective 3-4
2MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
7___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15-16
3rd Semester
5CST Elective 3
8ENG 200-Level Literature Elective 3
1___ 201 Foreign Language and ASL 3
9HIS Elective 3
10___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   16
4th Semester
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication or 3
  CST  227  Business and Professional Communication or  
  CST  229  Intercultural Communication  
1___ 202 Foreign Language or ASL 3
9HIS Elective 3
10___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
7___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Communication Studies=60-62

1 Students completing the A.A. in Liberal Arts must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201–202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201–202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101–102 sequence in the language. Depending on the foreign language chosen for study, credits will vary in the Beginning levels between 3-5 credits and in the Intermediate levels between 3-4 credits.

Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students who place directly into intermediate level foreign language or ASL may take any transfer-oriented course to meet the credit requirement. Students completing the equivalent of the 101-102 sequence in foreign language may use those credits to meet General Education Elective requirements.

Waivers or credit by exam for previous experience is available for some languages [insert a link to Credit for Prior Learning rather than single out CLEP, since we also use the NYU test now]. Students whose native language is not English may substitute General Education Electives for foreign lanuage upon the approval of the advising academic dean.

2 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

3 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 174 and MTH 272.

4 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, CST 227, or CST 229.

6 May substitute ENG 125 with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to the requirements of the transfer institution.

7 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

8 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

9 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives. HIS 101–102 or HIS 121–122 are recommended. A second HIS elective is not required of students whose Foreign Language 101/102 total 10 credits.

10 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

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