Communication A.A. (CMMA)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program is designed to prepare students in various Communication fields for careers in: organizational and public communication, such as advertising, public relations, event planning, public affairs, corporate communication, politics/government, international relations, and pre- law; speech communication and communication studies, such as counseling, communication education, human resources, theatre, on-air broadcaster performance; and in professional writing such as journalism and media writing.

While some students may pursue a program of study for personal enrichment rather than transfer, the degree is designed for students preparing to enter a program leading to a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university.

Program Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
● communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
● recognize the importance of effective communication in business, industry, and academia.
● explain contemporary communication theories.
● apply listening, verbal, nonverbal, and conflict resolution techniques.
● identify and consider ethical principles in decision making and communication.
● identify and use the various modes of persuasion.
● apply knowledge and skills toward increased intercultural competence.

Advisement Comments

* Recommended Math Elective: MAT 150 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
** Recommended Communication electives:

Preparation for fields in professional writing such as journalism, publishing, media writing, speech writer, critic

○ CMN 115 Argumentation & Debate
○ DMP 105 Introduction to Media Communications
○ DMP 121 Media Scriptwriting and Storyboarding
○ DMP 130 Video Field Production
○ DMP 210 TV Studio Production
○ ENG 225 Journalism
○ ENG 235 Creative Writing

Preparation for fields in speech communication and communication studies such as counseling, communication education, human resources, theatre, on-air broadcaster performance, recruiter

○ CMN 115 Argumentation & Debate
○ CMN 120 Small Group Communication
○ CMN 125 Introduction to Theatre
○ DMP 105 Introduction to Media Communications
○ DMP 121 Media Scriptwriting and Storyboarding
○ DMP 210 TV Studio Production
○ ENG 225 Journalism

Preparation for fields in organizational and public communication such as advertising, public relations, event planning, public affairs, corporate communication, politics/government, international relations, pre- law

○ BUS 209 Business Communications
○ BUS 141 Principles of Advertising
○ CMN 120 Small Group Communication
○ CMN 115 Argumentation & Debate
○ DMP 105 Introduction to Media Communications
○ DMP 121 Media Scriptwriting and Storyboarding
○ ENG 225 Journalism

# ENG 225, 235 do not satisfy this requirement.
Recommended Social Science electives: PSY 140; SOC 150, 151,155.
Recommended Humanities electives: Foreign Language

Suggested Course Sequence

Communication A.A. (CMMA)
First Semester   Credits
CMN 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
CMN 112 Oral Communication & Presentation 3
ENG 105 College English I 3
Elective Social Science 3
Elective Mathematics* 3
  Semester Total 15
     
Second Semester    
Elective Communication** 3
ENG 106 College English II 3
Elective Social Science 3
Elective Gen Ed Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
  Semester Total 15
     
Third Semester    
CMN 201 Intercultural Communication 3
Elective Laboratory Science 4-5
Elective Humanities 3
ENG 111 Speech 3
Elective Free Elective 3
  Semester Total 16-17
     
Fourth Semester    
CMN 121 Intro to Communication Theory 3
Elective Literature (ENG courses numbered 201 and above)# 3
Elective Communication** 3
Elective General Education 6
  Semester Total 15
     
  Credit Total 61-62

Some four-year colleges and universities require two semesters of science, mathematics, and foreign language. Students should consult the catalog of the transfer institution to ensure that degree requirements are being properly met.

Students who plan to transfer are urged to consult an academic advisor or counselor to ensure that the courses they select meet LCCC requirements and those of the four-year college or university. Students should choose a concentration and select the communication concentration electives from the list that corresponds to that concentration.

Transfer Agreements for this program are on file in the Transfer Resource Center. For more information, contact your academic advisor or counselor.