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Communication Studies, Associate of Arts Degree

Banner Code: 3_AA_CMST

Control Number: 43030

Financial Aid Eligible

The Coastline College Associate in Arts in Communication Studies program empowers students with the tools to analyze and improve communication in their personal, academic, public, and professional interactions. Students will study and learn to effectively construct, evaluate, and communicate appropriate messages in a variety of communicative situations. By completing this program students will be prepared to become effective contributors and leaders in their communities and chosen careers. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Use written and oral tools to analyze and improve communication in personal, academic, public, and professional interactions.
  2. Effectively deliver oral presentations in a range of settings to diverse audiences. 
  3. Construct written messages for various purposes to diverse audiences. 
  4. Observe, evaluate, and competently exercise interpersonal communication skills.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CMST C100Interpersonal Communication3
CMST C110Public Speaking3
Select Three of the following (9 units):9
Small Group Communication
Intercultural Communication
Essentials of Argumentation
Introduction to Mass Communications
Select one of the following (3 units):3
Fundamentals of Human Communication
Cultural Anthropology
Public Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Units Required for Major18
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC PatternVaries
Electives to Satisfy Unit RequirementVaries
Total Units60