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Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (ADT)



Communication Studies

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer at Los Medanos College is a 60-unit degree designed to prepare students to transfer and study at a California State University.  The program requires a minimum of 18 units of lower division work in Communication and obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 across all coursework.  Students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major and in all CSU transferable coursework in the CSU GE (California State University, General Education) pattern to prepare students to take upper division courses at a CSU their first semester on campus.  Typically, students who complete this degree will be able to complete their upper division coursework at their CSU in only two additional years. Students will complete lower division courses in public speaking, argumentation, intercultural, interpersonal, and have their choice of preparing for a more traditional degree in Communication Studies or preparation for a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism.  Students interested in journalism should also review the Los Medanos College Associate’s Degree in Journalism. 


Required Courses:

SPCH-110 Speech Communication 3 Units
SPCH-120 Argumentation 3 Units
SPCH-130 Interpersonal Communication 3 Units


Select two courses for a total of 6 units:

SPCH-160* Debate Practicum or 1.5 Units
SPCH-150 Intercultural Communication or 3 Units
JOURN-035 Mass Communication 3 Units


Select one course:

ENGL-220 Critical Inquiry and Analysis or 3 Units
ENGL-221** Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking or 3 Units
JOURN-010 Writing for the Media 3 Units

Total units required for major is 18 Units plus CSU General Education Requirements for a total of 60 units

* Can be repeated twice

** Preferred course of choice for this major


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