2018-2019 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! 

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3

APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) and American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Approved Communication Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Mass Media (COMM 1000), Introduction to Human Communication (COMM 1040), or Introduction to Parlimentary Debate (COMM 2085). These options are subject to availability each semester.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

    4

    STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

    4

    COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

    3

    HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

    1

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Health & Human Activity requirement can be filled with courses from the PEAC prefix or HLED 1003.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    4

    APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

    4

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • First Approved Communication Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Mass Media (COMM 1000), Introduction to Human Communication (COMM 1040), or Introduction to Parlimentary Debate (COMM 2085). These options are subject to availability each semester.
  • Foreign Language can be replaced with a COMM elective, but additional credits will need to be selected to total 64 credits.
  • Second Approved Communication Course can be fulfilled by Intercultural Communication (COMM 1005), Introduction to Forensics Research (COMM 2080), or Introduction to Persuasion (COMM 2090). These options are subject to availability each semester.
  • Third Approved Communication Course can be fulfilled by Conflict Management & Mediation (COMM 1050), Effective Listening (COMM 1070), or Nonverbal Communication (COMM 2110).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

    3

    APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    4

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    6

    ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Communication Course can be fulfilled by Conflict Management & Mediation (COMM 1050), Effective Listening (COMM 1070), or Nonverbal Communication (COMM 2110). These options are subject to availability each semester.
  • Foreign Language can be replaced with a COMM elective, but additional credits will need to be selected to total 64 credits.
  • Major Area Courses can be fulfilled, but are not limited to, Advertising (MKT 1300), Intro to Women's Studies (SOC 1080), Intro to Social Work (SOC 2000), or Marriage and the Family (SOC 2325).

  • Total Credit Hours: 64