Communication Studies at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer/SB1440 : Communication Studies
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Communication Studies
AA-TCommunication Studies

The AA-T major in Communication Studies prepares students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in communication and similar areas.

Degree Requirements
  • 18 semester units
  • Complete General Education and major requirements as noted below.
  • A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.
Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

Required Core Course:

COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units

Group A: Students must take the following:

COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3 units

Group B: Any two courses from the following (6 units):

COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
COMM 170 Oral Interpretation I 3 units
DGME 100 Media In Society 3 units

Group C: Any one course from the following or any Group B course not used above (3 units):

ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
COMM 171 Oral Interpretation II 3 units

General Education requirements:
Select courses to complete CSU General Education or IGETC or CSU. This degree does not require the CSM AA/AS General Education pattern

Area A1 Oral Communication 3 units
Area A2 Written Communication 3 units
Area A3 Critical Thinking 3 units
Area B1 Physical Science 3 units
Area B2 Life Science 3 units
Area B3 Science Lab 1 unit
Area B4 Math Concepts 3 units
Area C1 Arts 3 units
Area C2 Humanities 3 units
Area C1 or C2 3 units
Area D Social, Political, and Economic Institutions 9 units
Area E Lifelong Understanding 3 units


Area 1A English Composition 3 units
Area 1B Critical Thinking/Composition 3 units
Area 1C Oral Communication 3 units
Area 2 Math Concepts 3 units
Area 3A Arts 3 units
Area 3B Humanities 3 units
Area 3A or 3B 3 units
Area 4 Social and Behavioral Science 9 units
Area 5A Physical Science 3 units
Area 5B Biological Science 3 units
Area 5C Either 5A or 5B must be a lab course 1 unit

Additional CSU tranferable courses based on student interest to reach 60 transferable units total.