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Communication Studies

Department Overview
Students interested in communications most frequently request a curriculum which will prepare them for work in the broadcast industry. Most four-year college broadcast programs offer emphasis in three general areas: business/management, "on-the-air" aspects and advertising. Speech majors also specialize in two other areas: Interpersonal Communications and Rhetoric & Public Address. Pierce College's curriculum can provide a basic background to enable students to determine focus upon transferring to a senior institution. Students planning to transfer are served best by completing a two-year AA-DTA degree at Pierce College. However, students should contact the transfer institution regarding specific course needs at that institution. Pierce College also offers classes in American Sign Language, the natural mode of communication for millions of deaf Americans, and the third most common language in the United States. Students may take American Sign Language for either Speech or World Language credit.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Communication Studies
CMST& 101 - Introduction to CommunicationsHumanitiesGeneral Transferable Electives
CMST& 102 - Intro to Mass Media (formerly JOURN 101 - CCN)HumanitiesGeneral Transferable Electives
CMST 105 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (FORMERLY SPCH 105)HumanitiesGeneral Transferable Electives
CMST& 220 - Public Speaking (formerly SPCH 110 - CCN)HumanitiesGeneral Transferable Electives
CMST& 230 - Small Group Communication (formerly SPCH 115 -CCN)HumanitiesGeneral Transferable Electives