Communication, Media & Languages

Area of Emphasis Associate Degrees of Art - AA495 /AA495B/AA495C
Communication

Communication, Media & Languages

Communications is the study of how humans construct meanings through interactions. Courses in this area may focus on the knowledge and skills needed to communicate effectively in oral, written, or visual forms; on the study of language and culture; and/or on a critical understanding of the structures and patterns of different kinds of communication as they affect individuals and society. Studies in Communication, Media, and Languages is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies in English, Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Communication Studies, and World Languages at four-year colleges and universities. It may be useful for students interested in pursuing careers in communications, graphic design, journalism, law, marketing, public relations, radio and television, translating, and writing, among others.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students possessing an associate degree in Communication, Media and Languages can be expected to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  1. Analyze college level texts to understand and apply themes and evidence in appropriate communication formats.
  2. Evaluate purpose and audience to create well-developed, supported, and stylistically fluent responses in written or verbal form.
  3. Evaluate and apply appropriate evidence in support of arguments made in different forms of communication.
  4. Recognize and understand the role of nonverbal, verbal, interpersonal, visual, mass media, and cultural indicators inherent in different communication mediums.
  5. Understand how socioeconomic and cultural factors work in constructing knowledge in different forms of communication.
  6. Use a variety of research methods to collect and evaluate sources and evidence to apply in various forms of communication.

The student must complete 18 units of study across 3 disciplines; 9 units must be taken in a single discipline with a grade of “C” or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis.

INCLUDED DISCIPLINES AND COURSES:
American Sign Language (ASL): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 22
Anthropology (ANT): 8
Applied Digital Media (ADM): 1
Arabic (ARA): 1, 2, 3, 8, 11
Chinese (CHI): 1, 2, 11
Communication Studies (COM): 1, 1H, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9H, 11, 12, 13, 19
English (ENG): 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 23, 25, 30, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 48, 49
Film Studies (FST): 1, 1H, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Film, Television and Video (FTV): 12, 44A, 44B, 44C, 44D, 45A, 45B, 45C, 45D, 65
French (FRE): 1, 2, 3, 8, 11
Italian (ITA): 1, 2, 3, 11
Japanese ( JPN): 1, 2, 3, 4, 11
Journalism ( JOU): 1, 2, 7, 12, 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D, 52A, 52B, 52C, 52D
Library (LIB): 1
Photography (PHO): 12
Portuguese (POR): 1, 2
Reading (REA): 4
Russian (RUS): 1, 2, 3, 11