The Associate Degree in General Studies with an Area of Emphasis provides an opportunity for students to design a program of study meaningful and appropriate to their own needs and academic interests. The degree includes general education and a focused area of study. Students may choose to earn this degree for preparation for employment or for personal development.
To meet the General Studies degree requirements, a student must complete the following:
- AS or AA General Education Requirements (see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section)
- Choose a minimum of 18 units
Students must complete a minimum of three units in Communication and three units in Language Arts. The remaining twelve units may be taken from either category.
The Associate in Arts in General Studies with an Emphasis in Communication and Language Arts will be awarded to students upon completion of general education degree requirements and 18 units in this area. These courses emphasize the study of how language works to express human ideas and feelings. Students will explore and analyze written and verbal communication methods, as well as develop and advance their oral and written communication skills. .
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze information and write effectively.
- Organize thoughts and ideas in both oral and written format.
- Communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
|COMM-110||Introduction to Mass Communication||3|
|COMM-123||Advanced Public Speaking||3|
|COMM-137||Critical Thinking in Group Communication||3|
|ARBC-122||Arabic for the Arabic Speaker I||5|
|ARBC-123||Arabic for the Arabic Speaker II||5|
|ARBC-250||Conversational Arabic I||3|
|ARBC-251||Conversational Arabic II||3|
|ARBC-254||Conversational Iraqi Dialect||3|
|ARBC-256||Conversational Levantine Dialect||3|
|ASL-120||American Sign Language I||4|
|ASL-121||American Sign Language II||4|
|ASL-220||American Sign Language III||4|
|ASL-221||American Sign Language IV||4|
|ENGL-122||Introduction to Literature||3|
|ENGL-124||Advanced Composition: Critical Reasoning and Writing||3|
|ENGL-201||Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Literature||3|
|ENGL-202||Introduction to Film as Literature||3|
|ENGL-217||Fantasy and Science Fiction||3|
|ENGL-221||British Literature I||3|
|ENGL-222||British Literature II||3|
|ENGL-231||American Literature I||3|
|ENGL-232||American Literature II||3|
|ENGL-270||World Literature I||3|
|ENGL-271||World Literature II||3|
|KUMEY-120||Kumeyaay Language I||4|
|KUMEY-121||Kumeyaay Language II||4|
|KUMEY-220||Kumeyaay Language III||4|
|SPAN-250||Conversational Spanish I||3|
|SPAN-251||Conversational Spanish II||3|