Communication Studies COM.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 62 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Communication
Effective as of Fall 2012

What is the program about?

Communication is the study of interactions between people in interpersonal, small group, public speaking, organizational and mass-media settings. This degree can lead to successful transfer to a four-year college or university baccalaureate program. Through careful course selection, a program of study can be planned to satisfy a student's particular educational and career interests. Enhancing communication skills provides invaluable benefits for all students, regardless of major. Specific articulation agreements have been developed with Wright State University and the University of Dayton. See an academic advisor for appropriate course selection. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze technologically mediated messages and their effects on individuals and society as part of the communication process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, evaluate and apply basic communication theories.
  • Analyze communication interactions that take place in our society.
  • Communicate effectively with others in interpersonal, small group and public speaking situations.

Career Opportunities

A communication degree can provide opportunities in journalism, speech education, business, industry, government, broadcast media, law, ministry, social services, public relations, or provide valuable communication skills to enrich any career. Through careful course selection, a program of study can be planned to satisfy your particular educational and career interests. Enhancing communication skills provides invaluable benefits for all students, regardless of major or career path.

Transferability

Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Any Group 6
Any Course in Catalog Elective 3
Communication/Journalism Elective 6
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COM 2201 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
COM 2220 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
COM 2225 Small Group Communication 3
COM 2278 Communication Capstone 1
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.