Program Overview

An Associate in Arts degree in Communication Studies from Skyline College prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate institution to obtain a degree in Communication Studies or a related discipline. The program is designed to examine and evaluate human communication across and within various contexts for the purpose of increasing cultural and interpersonal communication competence. Specifically, students will work to strengthen and develop skills in verbal communication, nonverbal communication, critical thinking, research, conflict management, and ethics. The program includes multiple areas of communication, including public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, intercultural communication, and argumentation and debate. The program will produce competent and confident communicators, well-equipped to transfer to a four-year institution or to enter the work force.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
Plus a selection of 3 units from the following: Units
COMM 160 Gender and Communication 3 units
COMM 172 * Forensics 1 unit
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
ENGL 165 Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition 3 units
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 3 units
* Students who are taking this course to meet the elective requirement will need to take this course a total of 3 times to meet the 3.0 unit requirement.
Total Required Major Units: 18

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.