2020-2021 Catalog

Communication, Associate of Arts

Increasing the quality of personal and professional lives in today’s society is largely dependent on communication skills and abilities. The Communication program at Western Wyoming Community College will teach students how to effectively communicate with diverse groups and individuals using a variety of methods and approaches. Students will learn the theoretical and practical perspectives of communication that are necessary and vital skills to be successful in today’s diverse society. Coursework includes written, oral and public speaking, persuasion and debate skills, interpersonal communication, listening, conflict management, mass media, issues of gender and culture in communication, intercultural communication, public relations, and more. The faculty also helps students gain experience in group project work, critically analyzing speeches and self-evaluating individual presentations and organization. Overall, this program teaches students vital skills in teamwork, problem solving, leadership, relationship building, along with creating personal growth. Students may receive an Associate of Arts in Communication that will prepare them for entry-level employment in fields such as education, research, public relations, advertising, mediation, consulting, law, counseling, journalism, human resources, writing, and grant writing. This degree will also transfer to 4-year colleges and universities where a Bachelor’s in Communication degree can be the springboard to the variety of occupations listed above – and more! This degree can be taken online only, face-to-face only, or a combination of both.
 

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

4

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3

COMM 1000INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA

3

OR

COMM 1040INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • MATH 1000 or higher.
  • COMM 1000 or COMM 1040: Choices for this course option are subject to availability each semester (see Dept. for rotation).
  • SPAN 1010 or transfer Foreign Language/CLEP.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

SPAN 1020FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

4

OR

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

ELECTIVE CREDIT

2

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

COMM 1005INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

3

OR

COMM 2090INTRODUCTION TO PERSUASION

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by HIST 1211, HIST 1221, HIST 1251, or POLS 1000.
  • Elective courses: Options include 1-2cr of courses with prefix of CMAP, HMDV, or MUSC.
  • Health & Human Activity: This requirement can be filled with courses from the prefix of PEAC, PEAT, or HLED.
  • SPAN 1020 or transfer Foreign Language/CLEP.
  • ENGL 1020: or ENGL 2005, or ENGL 2019.

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

STATISTICS COURSE

4

COMM 1000INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA

3

OR

COMM 1040INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION

3

COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE

3

Career Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Statistics (or Career Course): One of the STAT courses listed if transferring to a 4-year institution, or any Career Course listed below.
  • Psychology Elective: Choose from PSYC 1000, PSYC 2210, PSYC 2250, PSYC 2500, or transfer PSYC.
  • Career Course: Only courses with a prefix of ACCT, ANTH, BADM, BOTK, COMM (not yet taken), ECON, FIN 1000, GEOG, HUMN, MGT, PHIL, PSYC, MKT, or SOC.

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

3

COMM 2110NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

3

OR

COMM 1005INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

3

Career Course

3

Career Course

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  •  SOC 1000 may be replaced by SOC 1080, 1500, 2350, or transfer SOC.
  • Career Courses: see note under Sophomore Year - Fall Semester.
  • Lab Science: Options include BIOL 1003, BIOL 1006, CHEM 1000, or transfer lab science.

     

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    Total Credit Hours: 64