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Communication Studies Certificate
Semester Hours:  21
Effective Term: Fall 2014
Prerequisites: RDG094 and ENG100
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Communication Studies Certificate prepares students with strong general communication skills applicable to a wide-variety of employment situations. The Certificate also prepares students for continued education in communication studies.

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Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Communication Studies Certificate (21 Credits)

Prerequisites: RDG094 and ENG100

Core Requirements (6)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)

Select three of the following courses (9):
COM101 Interpersonal Communication (3)
COM202 Introduction to Group Communication (3)
COM206 Public Speaking (3)
COM259 Professional Communication (3)
COM263 Intercultural Communication (3)

Select two of the following courses (6):
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)
MSC101 Media and Society (3)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY200 Social Psychology (3)
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the Certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the variables within and complexity of the human communication process.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate oral communication competence in multiple situations and contexts.
3. (Application Level) Produce effective written communication for a variety of situations and contexts.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective decoding and listening skills in a variety of situations and contexts.
5. (Synthesis Level) Explain psychological and/or sociological impacts on human communication.
Standards for Program