Communication Studies

​ Communication Studies

            

Communication Studies courses are an essential component of your core General Education degree requirements.Take classes with us and learn to communicate effectively on many different levels through public  speaking, community engagement, group situations, cross-cultural contexts, persuading others, and in work, family and relationships.  Our classes emphasize active learning and support the college mission for social justice through collaboration with the President’s Community Arts and Lectures Program. In every Communication course you will examine current communication theories and apply communication skills to your life.

 

AA-T and Certificate Of Achievement in Communication Studies

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a "C" or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (CORE, List A, List B and List C):

REQUIRED CORE – 3 units UNITS  

COMS  020 Oral Communication 3 

LIST A – Select 2 courses (6 units):  

COMS  010 Interpersonal Communication 3 

COMS  040  Introduction to Argumentation 3 

COMS 045  Small Group Communication  3 

LIST B – Select 2 courses from LIST A not already taken  - or - (minimum 6 units):  

COMS  018 Introduction to Communication Studies 3 

COMS  035 Intercultural Communication 3

JOURN 021 Mass Media and Society 3

LIST C – Select 1 course from LIST A or B not already taken - or -  (minimum 3 units)

ANTH 063 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3

ENGL 001C Critical Thinking/Composition 3

JOURN 022 News Writing and Reporting for the Media 3

PSYCH 010 General Psychology 3

SOC 010 Introduction to Sociology   3

Total Units for CORE, List A, List B and List C 18

AA-T DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS  18 

CSU GE OR IGETC PATTERN 37 or 39 

TRANSFERABLE ELECTIVES 6 - 18

TOTAL REQUIRED UNITS 60

Certificate of Achievement – Communication Studies

 Only courses with a grade of "C" or better may be used to satisfy requirements for a certificate. All courses must be completed at San José City College.   

 CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT – LEVEL 1: UNITS 

Required Courses (6 units):

COMS  035  Intercultural Communication 3

COMS  020     Oral Communication  3

Choose ONE (3 units) oral communication course:

COMS  040    Introduction to Argumentation 3 

COMS 018 Introduction to Communication Studies 3

Choose ONE (3 units) communication theory courses:

COMS  010 Interpersonal Communication 3

COMS  045 Small Group Communication 3

 Choose ONE course (1 -3 units):

CA   070D Microsoft PowerPoint Specialist 1

CA  075D Microsoft PowerPoint Expert 1

JOURN  022 News Writing and Reporting for the Media 3

 TOTAL:        13 - 15 Units  

Communication Studies Courses

Coms 010 Interpersonal Communication

Coms 018 Introduction to Communication (Theory)

Coms 020 Oral Communication

Coms 035 Intercultural Communication

Coms 040 Argumentation and Debate

Coms 045 Small Group Communication

Communication Studies Student Learning Outcomes

  • Express and convey messages clearly for effective oral communication.

  • Demonstrate effective listening skills to comprehend  spoken messages, analyze information critically, and consider multiple perspectives.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication technology and its impact on human communication practices.

  • Participate in the civic life of their communities through public address, and civic engagement and involvement.

  • Respect and encourage freedom of expression and defend its centrality to the democratic process.

  • Apply interpersonal skills to create and maintain successful and beneficial social and civic relationships.

  • Apply creative brainstorming techniques in group communication and creative themes,introductions, conclusions, and visual aids within speeches.

​What Can I Do With A Communication Studies Degree/Certificate?

​Contact Us

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