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Communication A.A. (CMMA)

Attention 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.

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 academic.
  • 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.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CMN 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
CMN 112 Oral Communication & Presentation 3
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
Elective Social Science 3
Elective Mathematics* 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CMN 201 Intercultural Communication 3
Elective Social Science 3
Elective Laboratory Science 4-5
Elective General Education 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 111 Speech 3
Elective Communication 3
Elective Humanities 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Semester Total 16-17
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
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

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 101 Introduction to Media Communications
  • CMN 108 Introduction to Public Relations
  • CMN 113 TV Studio Production
  • CMN 115 Argumentation & Debate
  • CMN 118 Media Scriptwriting
  • CMN 204 Video Field Production
  • CMN 230 Newspaper Production
  • ENG/CMN 255 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 101 Introduction to Media Communications
  • CMN 113 TV Studio Production
  • CMN 115 Argumentation & Debate
  • CMN 118 Media Scriptwriting
  • CMN 120 Small Group Communication
  • CMN 125 Introduction to Theatre
  • ENG/CMN 255 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 101 Introduction to Media Communications
  • CMN 108 Introduction to Public Relations
  • CMN 115 Argumentation & Debate
  • CMN 118 Media Scriptwriting
  • CMN 120 Small Group Communication
  • ENG/CMN 255 Journalism
***ENG 225, 235 do not satisfy this requirement.
Recommended Social Science electives: PSY 140; SOC 150, 151,155.
Recommended Humanities electives: World Language.