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Communication Studies (2012-2013)
Concentrations: General, Intercultural, & Rhetoric
The Communication Studies Department offers a wide variety of courses, degrees, and special programs to meet the needs of our students. Whether you aspire to become a communication specialist, enhance your marketability in the workplace, or improve your people skills, our faculty and advisers can help you identify the right program to meet your needs.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers rated "oral communication" highest among attributes necessary in achieving professional success. More and more businesses and occupations prefer to hire employees who possess strong communication skills. When evaluating applicants, four-year universities look favorably upon students with strong backgrounds in communication. Effective communication skills assist in individual development and enhancement of human relations.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
• Identify patterns of communication in a variety of contexts.
• Utilize appropriate methods of communication in critical thinking and/or communication situations.
 
Career Opportunities
There are opportunities for working in corporate training, consulting, marketing, sales, public relations, human resources, television, radio, telecommunications, and political campaigning.
 
Units required for Major: 90
Units required for Certificate: 15-20
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
• Core courses from General, Intercultural or Rhetoric concentration (27 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree or certificates.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CP = Certificate of Proficiency [Non-Transcriptable].
CS = Certificate of Specialization [Non-Transcriptable].
 
Core Courses: (27 units)
Please select one concentration from the following:

General Concentration Core: (27 units)
COMM 1A Public Speaking (5 units)
or COMM 1AH Honors Public Speaking (5 units)
And FIVE courses from the following:
COMM 1B Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
or COMM 1BH Honors Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication (5 units)
COMM 3 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (5 units)
COMM 4 Group Discussion (5 units)
COMM 10 Gender, Communication & Culture (5 units)
COMM 12 Intercultural Communication (5 units)
COMM 54A Forensic Speech (2.5 units)
COMM 54B Forensic Debate (2.5 units)
COMM 54C Forensic Oral Interpretation (2.5 units)
COMM 55 Career & Leadership Communication in the Global Workplace (5 units)

Intercultural Concentration Core: (27 Units)
COMM 10 Gender, Communication & Culture (5 units)
COMM 12 Intercultural Communication (5 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
COMM 1A Public Speaking (5 units)
or COMM 1AH Honors Public Speaking (5 units)
COMM 1B Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
or COMM 1BH Honors Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
COMM 3 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (5 units)
COMM 4 Group Discussion (5 units)
COMM 54A Forensic Speech (2.5 units)
COMM 54B Forensic Debate (2.5 units)
COMM 54C Forensic Oral Interpretation (2.5 units)
COMM 55 Career & Leadership Communication in the Global Workplace (5 units)
And ONE of the following:
HIST 10 History of California: The Multicultural State (4 units)
MUS 8 Music of Multicultural America (4 units)
or MUS 8H Honors Music of Multicultural America (4 units)
PSYC 22 Psychology of Prejudice (4 units)
SOC 20 Major Social Problems (4 units)
SOSC 20 Cross-Cultural Perspectives for a Multicultural Society (4 units)
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America (4 units)
WMN 11 Women in Global Perspective (4 units)
And ONE of the following:
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication (5 units)
ANTH 4 First Peoples of North America (4 units)
ANTH 6 Peoples of Africa (4 units)
ENGL 5 Gay & Lesbian Literature (4 units)
or ENGL 5H Honors Gay & Lesbian Literature (4 units)
ENGL 7 Native American Literature (4 units)
or ENGL 7H Honors Native American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 12 African American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature (4 units)
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature (4 units)

Rhetoric Concentration Core: (27 Units)
COMM 1A Public Speaking (5 units)
or COMM 1AH Honors Public Speaking (5 units)
COMM 1B Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
or COMM 1BH Honors Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
COMM 3 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (5 units)
COMM 4 Group Discussion (5 units)
COMM 10 Gender, Communication & Culture (5 units)
COMM 12 Intercultural Communication (5 units)
And TWO of the following:
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication (5 units)
COMM 54A Forensic Speech (2.5 units)
COMM 54B Forensic Debate (2.5 units)
COMM 54C Forensic Oral Interpretation (2.5 units)
COMM 55 Career & Leadership Communication in the Global Workplace (5 units)
PHIL 1 Critical Thinking & Writing (5 units)
PHIL 7 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (5 units)
VART 2B History of Film 1945–Current (4 units)
Communication Studies Certificate of Specialization - (20 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
Select 20 units of the following:
COMM 1A Public Speaking (5 units)
or COMM 1AH Honors Public Speaking (5 units)
COMM 1B Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
or COMM 1BH Honors Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication (5 units)
COMM 3 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (5 units)
COMM 4 Group Discussion (5 units)
COMM 10 Gender, Culture & Communication (5 units)
COMM 12 Intercultural Communication (5 units)
COMM 54A Forensic Speech (2.5 units)
COMM 54B Forensic Debate (2.5 units)
COMM 54C Forensic Oral Interpretation (2.5 units)
COMM 55 Career & Leadership Communication in the Global Workplace (5 units)
Communication Studies Certificate of Proficiency(15 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
Select 15 units from the following:
COMM 1A Public Speaking (5 units)
or COMM 1AH Honors Public Speaking (5 units)
COMM 1B Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
or COMM 1BH Honors Argumentation & Persuasion (5 units)
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication (5 units)
COMM 3 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (5 units)
COMM 4 Group Discussion (5 units)
COMM 10 Gender, Culture & Communication (5 units)
COMM 12 Intercultural Communication (5 units)
COMM 54A Forensic Speech (2.5 units)
COMM 54B Forensic Debate (2.5 units)
COMM 54C Forensic Oral Interpretation (2.5 units)
COMM 55 Career & Leadership Communication in the Global Workplace (5 units)

Academic Year: 2012-2013

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2012-05-04 17:31:49

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