2020-2021 Catalog Vol. 81 
    
    Oct 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog Vol. 81

Communication Studies, Field of Study AA


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This degree prepares students by providing the academic foundation necessary to successfully transfer and pursue baccalaureate degrees in communication, business, humanities, law, fine arts, and other related fields. A degree in English prepares students for success in a variety of fields by strengthening skills in communication, critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, and teamwork. Communication degrees must be flexible and adaptable due to rapidly changing and emerging communication technologies. Therefore, the THECB Advisory Committee developed a Field of Study Curriculum for Communication which is intended to serve as a framework within which: (1) current students may transfer more easily between state-supported institutions, and (2) new communication media degrees may be developed or adapted as communication technologies evolve. The FOS Curricula for Communication must be between 12 to 15 semester credit hours (SCH) and is taken from two competency areas. Competency Area 1: 6 to 9 SCH through which students gain historical, theoretical, and/or analytical competency of the communication field and/or sub-area. Competency Area 2: 3 to 9 SCH in which students demonstrate competency in writing/performance/production courses relevant to a sub-area.

Note: FOS transfers to all state colleges/universities.

Core Component: 42 Credit Hours


Communication: 6 Credit Hours


Choose Two (2):

Mathematics: 3 Credit Hours


Overflow hours from Mathematics and/or Life and Physical Sciences can be applied to the Component Area Option.

Choose One (1):

Life and Physical Sciences: 6 Credit Hours


Overflow hours from Mathematics and/or Life and Physical Sciences can be applied to the Component Area Option.

Choose a minimum of Six (6) Hours:

American History: 6 Credit Hours


Choose Two (2):

Government/Political Science: 6 Credit Hours


Component Area Option: 6 Credit Hours


Overflow hours from Mathematics and/or Life and Physical Sciences can be applied to the Component Area Option.

Choose Two (2) courses equaling (6) hours unless overflow hours from Life and Physical Sciences are used:

Academic Electives: 6 Credit Hours


General Academic Electives: 6 Credit Hours


Field of Study: 12 Credit Hours


*Do not take SPCH 1311  if you take SPCH 1315  or SPCH 1321 

Competency Area I: 6 Credit Hours


SPCH - Historical/Theoretical/ Analytical

Competency Area II: 6 Credit Hours


SPCH - Writing/Performance/ Production

Total Hours for Degree: 60 Credit Hours


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