Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum
Division of Communication and Performing Arts
South City Campus SCM 1-159
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Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SSC 1.061M (801) 957-3114
Academic Advisor SCC 1.061M (801) 957-3125
Associate Professors - Julie Gay, Roger Johnson, Shirene McKay, Tamra Phillips
Assistant Professors - Jodie Jones, Matt Merkel, Sarah Billington, Ashley Givens, Alison Arndt-Wilde
An Associate of Science degree may be obtained while pursuing coursework in Communication. The AS requires a minimum of 63 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better (2.6 or better is required for students transferring to the University of Utah). Elective hours may be selected from department-approved lists to emphasize the student’s interest area within communication. Communication courses range from basic introductory course to specialized courses in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Mass Communication, Critical Thinking & Argumentation, Conflict Management, Teamwork, Problem-solving & Leadership, and Public Relations.
Administrative Aide/Consultant, Business Manager, Community Affairs Specialist, Communication Analyst, Community Relations Specialist, Communication Researcher, Corporate Trainer, Crisis Manager, Development (fund raising), Diversity Consultant, Issues Advocate, Events Planner, Negotiation Director, Lobbyist, Political Analyst, Publicist, Speech Writer/Coach, etc.
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information. See SPECIAL ADVISING NOTE (below).
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
Students completing the AS degree in Communication coursework in Communication Studies shall:
- Acquire substantive knowledge in Communication.
- Be prepared for further study in Communication or in a related discipline at a four-year college or university.
- Understand key concepts related to interpretive and social science studies of communication.
- Demonstrate effective communication in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- Demonstrate ability to comprehend and interpret communication texts.
- Write effectively to business, academic and community audiences.
- Develop effective public speaking skills.
- Improve listening skills in the workplace, community, and personal lives.
- Demonstrated a foundational understanding of argumentation, conflict resolution, interpersonal, small group, mass and organizational communication.
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Students completing the AS degree in Communication Studies will demonstrate the ability to think critically:
- Recognize basic logical fallacies.
- Monitor their own communication habits.
- Use sound reasoning.
- Incorporate authoritative references.
- Recognize ethical considerations inherently involved in communication situations.
- Critique and analyze contemporary contexts applying Communication Theory and concepts.
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Students completing the AS degree in Communication Studies with the will demonstrate the ability to be civically engaged:
- Develop cultural sensitivity as a foundation for effective communication with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Develop an awareness of civil rights and responsibilities for communicators in a democracy.
- Articulate effectively, both orally and in writing.
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