Academic Catalog

Communication Arts - Communication Studies Option, Associate in Arts (COMM)

Department website: https://www.dccc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/cah/communication-arts

Effective: Spring 2021

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human communication that prepares them to continue academic study in the field. In particular, students select specialized programs and related electives by choosing one of three degree program options:  Communication Studies, Journalism, or Theatre. When selecting a Communication Arts program option, including courses and electives, the student should consult four-year transfer institution requirements.

The Communication Studies option is designed for students who wish to continue academic study in human communication including, but not limited to, interpersonal, intercultural, public speaking and media studies.

  • Apply basic theories and principles of human communication.
  • Construct messages that demonstrate use of critical thinking and organization skills.
  • Identify, evaluate and apply ethical principles as a communicator.
  • Demonstrate and adapt appropriate forms of verbal, nonverbal and mediated expression.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
COMM 100 Interpersonal Communication 3
CS 100
Introduction to Information Technology
or Introduction to Computer Science
3
Select one of the following: 3
American History I  
American History II  
World Civilizations I  
World Civilizations II  
Humanities Elective (foreign language recommended) 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
COMM 104 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
Any transferrable Quantitative Reasoning designated MAT course 1 3-4
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry designated science course 4
Humanities Elective (foreign language recommended) 3
 Hours16-17
Third Semester
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
COMM 102
Communication Across Cultures
or Small Group Communication
3
Humanities Elective 3
Any PSY or SOC course 3
Science or Mathematics Elective 3-4
 Hours15-16
Fourth Semester
Electives  
Program Electives 6
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours61-63

Notes

Scientific Inquiry designated courses

Quantitative Reasoning designated courses

1

Any transferable Quantitative Reasoning designated MAT course (not MAT 110 or MAT 125)

Program Option Electives:

COMM 102Communication Across Cultures3
COMM 105Small Group Communication3
COMM 106New Media and Culture3
COMM 115Introduction to Public Relations3
COMM 200Argumentation and Debate3
COMM 201Communication Theory3
HUM 141Film Language3
HUM 142American Cinema3
BUS 230Principles of Marketing 23
2

BUS 230 only if needed for Transfer

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Social Science Electives - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

ADJ 240Criminology3
ADJ 260Corrections-Probation-Parole3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
EDU 110Introduction to Teaching (or above)3
HIS 110American History I (or above)3
INT 100Student Success3
POL 110Introduction to Political Science (or above)3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development (or above)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (or above)3
SWO 101Introduction to Social Work and Human Services (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

HYBRID DEGREE (online* and classroom)

85% online

The following courses may not be available online:

Classroom Only
MAT 160Calculus I4
Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated Science course4
COMM 111Public Speaking3
COMM 105Small Group Communication3
*

Some online courses have field requirements or in person/proctored testing.  Online courses with these requirements have additional information posted under the COURSE DESCRIPTION section when you are registering.  Please make a note of it during registration.