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Program Type: AA Degree

Division: C & I Committee Member - Non-Faculty

Program Description:
Responsible Division(s): Performing and Communication Arts, Visual Arts and Media Studies, English

This area of emphasis is intended to align with preparation for transfer to universities in such majors as Art, Communication, English, Journalism, Television and Radio, Theatre Arts, and other similar fields of study. Communicating well and understanding the communication process are essential to professional success in many fields. People communicate to influence, to persuade, and to express. Learning to communicate effectively is one important reason for the study of Communication Arts. Studying the communication process helps one understand how the human mind works. Analyzing the messages in advertisements, television programs, and political speeches helps one to understand our society. Studying communication in everyday relationships, groups, and organizations shows us how these systems are created and maintained. Areas of study include face-to-face interaction, group process, organizational communication, rhetoric, advocacy, intercultural communication, political communication, and performance studies. Communication Arts students can expect to develop skills essential for leadership and career development, and for understanding and interpreting events.

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Requirements for the area of emphasis (18 units minimum)
Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99.

Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below.


Required Units in the Major:    0

Required Courses
  Art /Design (0 units)
ART 001A - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART (3.0 units)
  ART 001B - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART (3.0 units)
  ART 011A - FOUNDATION DRAWING (3.0 units)
  ART 015 - SKETCHING FOR DESIGN (3.0 units)
  ART 016 - PERSPECTIVE (3.0 units)
  ART 018 - RENDERING (3.0 units)
  ART 024 - PRINTMAKING - SILK SCREEN (3.0 units)
  ART 031A - COLOR AND COMPOSITION--TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (3.0 units)
  ART 031B - COLOR THEORY (3.0 units)
  ART 032A - DESIGN-THREE DIMENSIONAL (3.0 units)
  ART 034A - CRAFTS - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES (3.0 units)
  ART 040 - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TOOLS (3.0 units)
  ART 050A - INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  ART 050B - INTERMEDIATE ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  ART 050C - ADVANCED ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  ART 051A - LETTERING FUNDAMENTALS (3.0 units)
  ART 051B - LETTERING AND TYPOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  ART 052A - INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATION (3.0 units)
  ART 056 - COMPUTER ASSISTED DRAWING & PAINTING (3.0 units)
  &
  Communication (0 units)
COMM 001 - SURVEY OF MASS COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  English (0 units)
ENGL 003 - TECHNICAL WRITING-ADVANCED EXPOSITION (3.0 units)
  ENGL 005A - CREATIVE WRITING (3.0 units)
  ENGL 005B - CREATIVE WRITING (3.0 units)
  ENGL 006 - SHORT STORY WRITING (3.0 units)
  ENGL 007 - INSCAPE MAGAZINE PUBLICATION (3.0 units)
  ENGL 008 - WRITING POETRY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 009 - CREATIVE NONFICTION (3.0 units)
  ENGL 010 - INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (3.0 units)
  ENGL 011 - HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 012 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  ENGL 015 - THE RESEARCH PAPER (1.0 units)
  ENGL 024 - A LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025A - INTERPRETING MODERN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025C - WOMEN IN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025D - SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025E - LITERATURE OF HORROR (GOTHIC NOVEL) (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025F - COMEDY AND LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025G - MYSTERY AND CRIME FICTION (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025H - AMERICAN JOURNEYS (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025I - POST-COLONIAL LITERATURES (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025J - UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 026 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM (3.0 units)
  ENGL 030A - AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 030B - AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 030C - AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 034 - MAJOR NOVELIST (1.0 units)
  ENGL 035 - MAJOR DRAMATIST (1.0 units)
  ENGL 036 - MAJOR POET (1.0 units)
  ENGL 037 - MAJOR CRITIC (1.0 units)
  ENGL 044A - WORLD LITERATURE: ANTIQUITY TO 1500 (3.0 units)
  ENGL 044B - WORLD LITERATURE: 1500--1800 A.D. (3.0 units)
  ENGL 044C - WORLD LITERATURE: 1800 - MID 20TH CENTURY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 045A - LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 045B - LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 046A - ENGLISH LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 046B - ENGLISH LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 047 - MEXICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 048 - ASIAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 049A - FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 049B - FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 050 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 051 - NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 052 - ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 053 - INTERPRETING POETRY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 054 - CALIFORNIA LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 057 - MODERN DRAMA (3.0 units)
  ENGL 060 - MASTERPIECES OF DRAMA (3.0 units)
  ENGL 061 - INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL (3.0 units)
  ENGL 078A - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 078B - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 082A - INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 082B - INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 082C - INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  &
  Journalism (0 units)
JOUR 002 - BEGINNING JOURNALISM (3.0 units)
  JOUR 004A - REPORTING AND NEWSWRITING (3.0 units)
  JOUR 004B - REPORTING AND NEWSWRITING (3.0 units)
  JOUR 005 - MAGAZINE AND SMALL PUBLICATIONS (3.0 units)
  JOUR 007A - NEWSWRITING AND MAKE-UP (4.0 units)
  JOUR 007B - NEWSWRITING AND MAKE-UP (4.0 units)
  JOUR 009 - PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  JOUR 021 - BEGINNING PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  JOUR 022 - ADVANCED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  JOUR 023 - PHOTOJOURNALISM (3.0 units)
  &
  Photography (0 units)
PHOT 021 - ELEMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  PHOT 022A - BLACK AND WHITE LARGE FORMAT FINE ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  PHOT 022B - COLOR LARGE FORMAT FINE ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  PHOT 023A - COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  PHOT 023B - ADVANCED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  PHOT 024B - EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  PHOT 025 - FILM ART (3.0 units)
  PHOT 026A - BEGINNING FILMMAKING--ELECTRONIC (3.0 units)
  PHOT 026B - INTERMEDIATE FILMMAKING--ELECTRONIC (3.0 units)
  PHOT 026C - ADVANCED FILMMAKING (3.0 units)
  PHOT 030 - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING (3.0 units)
  PHOT 031 - BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  PHOT 024A - EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  Speech (0 units)
SPCH 002 - PERSUASION (3.0 units)
  SPCH 003 - VOICE AND DICTION (3.0 units)
  SPCH 004 - ORAL INTERPRETATION (3.0 units)
  SPCH 005A - COMPETITIVE SPEECH (1.0 units)
  SPCH 005B - FORENSICS (1.0 units)
  SPCH 006 - ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE (3.0 units)
  SPCH 008 - READERS' THEATER (3.0 units)
  SPCH 009 - COMMUNICATION AND GROUP LEADERSHIP (3.0 units)
  SPCH 012 - ARGUMENTATION AND CRITICAL THINKING (3.0 units)
  &
  Television and Radio (0 units)
TVR 001 - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA (3.0 units)
  TVR 002A - BEGINNING AUDIO PRODUCTION (3.0 units)
  TVR 002B - RADIO BROADCAST MASTER CONTROL OPERATIONS (3.0 units)
  TVR 007 - BEGINNING TV STUDIO PRODUCTION (3.0 units)
  TVR 012 - BEGINNING ANNOUNCING AND PERFORMING IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA (3.0 units)
  TVR 014A - BEGINNING RADIO PRODUCTION (3.0 units)
  TVR 015 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA WRITING (3.0 units)
  TVR 016A - TELEVISION PRODUCTION (4.0 units)
  TVR 016B - TELEVISION PRODUCTION (4.0 units)
  TVR 017A - TELEVISION AND FILM SCRIPT WRITING (3.0 units)
  TVR 017B - TELEVISION AND FILM SCRIPT WRITING (3.0 units)
  TVR 018 - RADIO AND TELEVISION NEWSWRITING (3.0 units)
  TVR 019 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AESTHETICS AND CINEMATIC ARTS (3.0 units)
  TVR 021 - ELECTRONIC MEDIA MANAGEMENT (3.0 units)
  TVR 024 - ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING AND EDITING (3.0 units)
  &
  Theatre Arts (0 units)
THRT 002A - ACTING I (3.0 units)
  THRT 002B - ACTING II (3.0 units)
  THRT 002C - ADVANCED ACTING FUNDAMENTALS (3.0 units)
  THRT 004A - MIME FUNDAMENTALS (2.0 units)
  THRT 004B - MIME FOR THE ACTOR (2.0 units)
  THRT 005 - HISTORY OF THEATER ARTS (3.0 units)
  THRT 006 - PLAY WRITING (3.0 units)
  THRT 008 - VOICE AND MOVEMENT FOR THE PERFORMER (3.0 units)
  THRT 010A - MAKEUP FOR STAGE AND SCREEN (1.0 units)
  THRT 010B - ADVANCED MAKEUP FOR STAGE AND SCREEN (1.0 units)
  THRT 012A - TECHNICAL THEATER (4.0 units)
  THRT 012B - ADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATER (4.0 units)
  THRT 013 - INTRODUCTION TO SCENIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  THRT 015 - COSTUME CRAFTS (3.0 units)
  THRT 026 - IMPROVISATION TECHNIQUES (2.0 units)
  THRT 029 - REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE (3.0 units)
  THRT 030 - STAGE TECHNIQUES (1.0 units)
  THRT 041 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STAGE LIGHTING (3.0 units)
  THRT 075 - MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP (2.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None