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    Apr 15, 2024  
2019-20 RACC Student Catalog 
2019-20 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communications, AA

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Communications, Arts and Humanities Division

The Communications Transfer Program prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate program. In this program, students planning careers in communications, journalism, public relations, or visual communications will engage in a broad course of study that will provide the foundation for future specialization in the study and practice of effective communication. The program fosters the ability to write for new and emerging media and an understanding of rhetoric as the primary mode of human interaction.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Communicate clearly, correctly, and ethically in writing and speaking
  • Explain the foundational role of rhetorical theory in the Western intellectual tradition  
  • Use rhetorical principles to adapt content, style, and tone to address a variety of audiences and purposes
  • Assess his or her abilities  as a communicator and identify strategies for improvement
  • Analyze communicative strategies used in a variety of rhetorical contexts
  • Assess the functions and effects of the mass media
  • Evaluate, integrate, and document ideas and words from sources in writing and speaking

Required Program of Study

Major Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Suggested Electives (7-9 Credit Hours)

Courses selected as electives will depend upon the institution to which you will transfer. It is essential that you consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance in selecting elective courses. However, it is the responsibility of students to meet with an admissions representative from the four-year institution to determine its transfer policies.

Total Credits=60

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