Communication

Mission Statement
The mission of the Communications Program is to achieve proficiency in English in the following areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We prepare our students to read at the college level, to express themselves coherently in written and oral modalities, and to understand communications made by others.

Program Learning Outcomes
When graduating with an emphasis in Communications, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate for our multicultural and diverse society.
  • Recognize ethical responsibilities to community, society, discipline, and profession based on standards of ethical communication.
  • Acquire analytical and critical thinking skills related to communication.

General Education Requirements - 38 credit hours*

The general education requirement for this degree program may exceed the minimum standard number of hours. For more information, contact your advisor.

Communication 9 credit hours
ENG 121 English Composition I 3
ENG 122 English Composition II 3
COM 115 Public Speaking or 125 Interpersonal Communication
or 220 Intercultural Communication - Required Course
3
Mathematics 3 credit hours minimum
MAT 120 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 4
MAT 121 College Algebra 4
MAT 122 Trigonometry 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics 3
MAT 166 Pre-Calculus 5
MAT 201 Calculus I 5
MAT 202 Calculus II 5
Physical and Life Sciences 8 - 10 credit hours
AST 101 Astronomy I 4
AST 102 Astronomy II 4
BIO 105 Science of Biology 4
BIO 111 General College Biology I 5
BIO 112 General College Biology II 5
BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIO 204 Microbiology 4
BIO 220 General Zoology 5
BIO 221 Botany 5
CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I 5
CHE 102 Introduction to Chemistry II 5
CHE 111 General College Chemistry I 5
CHE 112 General College Chemistry II 5
ENV 101 Environmental Science 4
GEY 111 Physical Geology 4
GEY 112 Historical Geology 4
PHY 105 Conceptual Physics 4
PHY 111 Physics: Algebra-Based I 5
PHY 112 Physics: Algebra-Based II 5
PHY 211 Physics: Calculus-Based I 5
PHY 212 Physics: Calculus-Based II 5
SCI 105 Science in Society 3
The prerequisite for Biology 201 is the appropriate Biology Accuplacer score, or successful completion of Biology 111
Social & Behavioral Sciences
9 credits in two different areas, 1 must be a History
9 credit hours
History
HIS 101 Western Civ: Antiquity-1650 3
HIS 102 Western Civ: 1650-Present 3
HIS 121 U.S. History to Reconstruction 3
HIS 122 U.S. History since Civil War 3
Economic and Political Systems
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POS 105 Introduction to Political Science 3
POS 111 American Government 3
POS 205 International Relations 3
Geography
GEO 105 World Regional Geography 3
Human Behavior and Social Systems
ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 111 Physical Anthropology 3
PSY 101 General Psychology I 3
PSY 102 General Psychology II 3
PSY 227 Psychology of Death and Dying 3
PSY 235 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 238 Child Development 3
PSY 249 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II 3
SOC 205 Sociology of Family Dynamics 3
The Colorado Community College System has mandated that students must be placed in English, Reading, & Math according to their college placement scores. Therefore, developmental courses (English/Reading 092/094 & Math 050/055) will not count toward this degree
Arts and Humanities
9 credits in two different areas
9 credit hours
Arts
ART 110 Art Appreciation 3
ART 111 Art History I 3
ART 112 Art History II 3
MUS 120 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 121 Music History I 3
MUS 122 Music History II 3
MUS 123 Survey of World Music 3
THE 105 Theater Appreciation 3
THE 211 Development of Theatre I 3
THE 212 Development of Theatre II 3
SPA 211 Spanish Language III 3
SPA 212 Spanish Language IV 3
Literature & Humanities
HUM 115 World Mythology 3
HUM 121 Humanities Early Civilizations 3
HUM 122 Humanities Medieval to Modern 3
HUM 123 Humanities Modern World 3
LIT 115 Introduction to Literature 3
LIT 201 World Literature to 1600 3
LIT 202 World Literature after 1600 3
LIT 211 American Literature to Civil War 3
LIT 212 American Literature after Civil War 3
Ways of Thinking
PHI 111 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI 112 Ethics 3
PHI 113 Logic 3
PHI 214 Philosophy of Religion 3
Electives**
Choose 22 credits from the list below
22 credit hours
COM 115 Public Speaking - Required Course 3
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication - Required Course 3
COM 217 Group Communication - Required Course 3
COM 220 Intercultural Communication - Required Course 3
10 additional credits**
** Electives should be selected after consulting with an academic advisor and referring to appropriate four-year institutions’ transfer guides.