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What will I learn?

Communications is the branch of language arts, which focuses on the comprehensive expression of sound and visual, oral, and written symbols. Study in communications is geared toward understanding the many ways human beings develop, collect, disseminate, and transfer information through symbols, particularly via the mass media. Major areas of specialization include journalism, telecommunications, film, TV, radio, and advertising.

The Communication Studies Transfer major focuses on how people construct, use, and interpret messages across multiple channels to inform, persuade, manage, relate, and generally influence each other within and across varying cultural venues. Emphasis is also placed on identifying and valuing disparate systems of social norms and values that influence the human communicative process. Students will learn and understand the various theoretical and pragmatic skills that enable them to navigate social interaction within multiple interpersonal, small group, public, and intercultural contexts. Students will thus become familiar with both field-specific nomenclature as well as effective oral, listening, and critical thinking skills needed to effectively manage communication encounters in diverse social environments. Students will be prepared for a baccalaureate degree in Communication Studies, Speech Communications, or a similar degree.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

Construct, use, and interpret messages across multiple channels to inform, persuade, manage, relate, and generally influence each other within and across varying cultural venues.
Identify and value disparate systems of social norms and values that influence the human communicative process.
Understand the various theoretical and pragmatic skills that enable them to navigate social interaction within multiple interpersonal, small group, public, and intercultural contexts.
Become familiar with both field-specific nomenclature as well as effective oral, listening, and critical thinking skills need to manage effective communication encounters in a diverse society.

Which department am I in?

Golden West College

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
USD $346 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest Street,

HUNTINGTON BEACH,

California,

92647, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

International applicants to Golden West College must be high school graduates, be pursuing the final semester of high school or equivalent, or be 18 years of age or older prior to the start of the term of application. (Applicants who have completed high school, but who are under age 18 must submit proof of legal guardianship in the U.S.). Graduated from high school, Hold Certificate of Proficiency or a G.E.D. from the State of California, Enrollment in the 9th or 12th grade and recommendation for advanced academic or vocational college level study.

International students must have sufficient knowledge of English to benefit from instruction at the college level. Therefore, all applicants whose native language is not English are required to produce a minimum TOEFL score of 61 (Internet-based test).

IELTS - 5.5; iTEP Academic - 3.5; PTE Academic - 45; TOEFL iBT - 61; TOEFL PBT- 500; GTEC CBT - 1075;Duolingo Test for English (1st attempt only) - 85

All application materials must be submitted by the following deadlines: Summer April 25, Fall July 15, Spring December 10.

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