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Degree: 
Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies with a Specialization in Communication/ Media Studies
Length: 
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose: 

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree program in General Studies with the Communication/ Media Studies specialization is designed specifically for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university and have an interest in either a major or minor in a communication or media studies area.

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of General Studies program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives. Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the Admissions section apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
SOC 2001
1

Or Social Science Elective:  PSY 200, PSY 215, PSY 216, SOC 200, SOC 250

Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
BIO 1014
4

Or Science Elective:  BIO 101, BIO 102, or CHM 111, CHM 112

General Biology I 3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 3 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH 1556
6

Or Transfer Math Elective

Statistical Reasoning 3 0 3
HUM 100 Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
PSY 2001 Principles of Psychology 3
BIO 1024 General Biology II 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 3 16
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3 0 3
HIS 1015
5

Or History Elective: Courses may be chosen from HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 121, HIS 122 

History of Western Civilization I 3 0 3
ENG 2412
2

Or Literature Elective: Six credits of transfer Literature electives are required and can be chosen from ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244

Survey of American Literature I 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
HLT/PED3
3

Health of PED Elective:  HLT 116, PED 107, PED 109, PED 111, PED 147

Health Physical Education 1 0 1
CST 111*
*

Degree Requirement

**Requirements of four-year institutions may vary. Students should consult a counselor or their academic advisor to select electives that will satisfy baccalaureate major requirements. In addition, they should confirm with the college or university to which they plan to transfer that they will receive credit at the four-year institution.

Voice and Diction I 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HIS 1215 United States History I 3 0 3
ENG 2422 Survey of American Literature II 3 0 3
HUM 260* Survey of Twentieth-Century Culture 3 0 3
PSY 2151 Abnormal Psychology 3
CST 126* Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 0 15
Notes:

 

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