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Communication Studies (AA.SPCH)

The Communication Studies transfer program emphasizes the importance of developing a variety of communication skills for numerous careers. The program prepares students for the junior and senior levels of study in Communications Studies in areas including persuasion, interpersonal, group, digital, and mass media.

This program follows Math Pathway #1. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
COM-150
Introduction to Broadcasting

COM-150
Introduction to Broadcasting

Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the broadcasting industry including history, digital radio, high definition television, programming, the FCC, advertising, and responsibility to society. A brief explanation of the technical operations of a station is presented.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
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IAI Physical and Life Science

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IAI Physical and Life Science

No Description Available
4.0
GEN
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IAI Social & Behavioral Science

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IAI Social & Behavioral Science

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
CORE
COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
MAT-115
General Education Pathway

MAT-115
General Education Pathway

Survey of mathematical topics including set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions required. Calculators and computers will be used. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-116. Includes supplemental instruction lab


Course Outline

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GEN
MAT-116
General Education Math

MAT-116
General Education Math

Survey of mathematical topics with emphasis on solutions to real life problems. Topics will include set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement, and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions will be required. Calculators and computers will be used.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
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IAI Physical & Life Science

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IAI Physical & Life Science

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
COM-165
Broadcast Writing

COM-165
Broadcast Writing

The principles of broadcast journalism, copy writing, oral style, editing, writing effective commercial copy, and libel laws are discussed for visual and audio productions.


Course Outline

OR
ELE
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COM Elective

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COM Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
COM-213
Intro to Group Discussion

COM-213
Intro to Group Discussion

Focuses on the principles and application of public and closed group discussions with emphases on purposes and common forms, critical analyses and participation.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
GEN
PHI-280
Ethics

PHI-280
Ethics

Introduction to issues and theories of ethics. Includes survey of major value systems and contemporary issues.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
GEN
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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
GEN
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IAI Social and Behavioral Science

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IAI Social and Behavioral Science

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
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COM Elective

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COM Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
Second Semester
CORE
COM-220
Persuasive Speaking

COM-220
Persuasive Speaking

Studies audience attitudes, logical lines of reasoning, and emotional appeals used in causing an audience to accept different views or to adopt recommended courses of actions.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
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COM Elective

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COM Elective

No Description Available
OR
CORE
INS-299
Independent Study

INS-299
Independent Study

(Repeatable 3 Times) For more information about this course or to secure a contract to take an independent study please contact the Vice President for Academic Services (217) 234-5211.
3.0
GEN
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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
GEN
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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

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IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
GEN
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IAI Social and Behavioral Science

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IAI Social and Behavioral Science

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
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COM Elective

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COM Elective

No Description Available
6.0

Semester Totals

21.0

Total Program Hours

70.0
 
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