Degrees & Certificates
Communication Studies AA-T
Effective Fall 2019
The Las Positas College Communication Studies program offers courses that lead to an Associate in Communication Studies 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 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.
- 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 – Breath 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.
The Associate in Communication Studies for Transfer is intended to provide an option for students who plan on completing a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Communication Studies classes enrich students and prepare them for careers where strong communication skills are essential, such as teaching, law, public relations, sales, speech writing, and performance. A degree in Communication Studies can lay an amazingly effective foundation for a wide variety of innovative and communication-oriented careers.
|CMST 1 (Fundamentals of Public Speaking)||3|
|CMST 3 (Group Communication)||3|
|CMST 10 (Interpersonal Communication)||3|
|CMST 46 (Argumentation and Debate)||3|
|Any List A course not already used||3|
|CMST 2 (Oral Interpretation of Literature)||3|
|CMST 11 (Intercultural Communication)||3|
|CMST 48 (Activities in Forensics)||3|
|MSCM 5 (Introduction to Mass Communications)||3|
|Any List A or B course not already used||3|
|ANTR 3 (Cultural Anthropology)||3|
|CMST 4 (Introduction to Communication Studies)||3|
|CMST 5 (Readers Theater)||3|
|ENG 4 (Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature)||3|
|ENG 7 (Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines)||3|
|MSCM 1 (Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting)||3|
|PSYC 1 (General Psychology)||3|
|SOC 1 (Principles of Sociology)||3|
|Total Units in the Major||18|
|Additional General Education And Elective Units||42|
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.