Communication

Degree & Certificate Programs

Mt. San Antonio College offers an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Communication. Students will develop an understanding of communication strategies, reasoning logic and critical analysis in relation to public and interpersonal communication as well as the interrelationship between mass media and society.

If you are a student interested in studying Communication at Mt. SAC or interested in pursuing a Degree in Communication at any school, please contact the Communication Department at x6305 or email cswift@mtsac.edu for information and transfer resources.

A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences Emphasis in Communication Requirements

In addition to the foundational Communication courses, students will select either a Performance Studies or Intercultural Communications track.

Core/Required Courses (12 units)

  • SPCH 1A Public Speaking 3.0 or SPCH 1AH Public Speaking - Honors 3.0
  • SPCH 26 Interpersonal Communication 3.0 or SPCH 26H Interpersonal Communication 3.0 - Honors
  • JOUR 100 Mass Media and Society 3.0
  • SPCH 1B Intermediate Public Speaking 3.0 or SPCH 20 Argumentation and Debate 3.0 or SPCH 20H Argumentation and Debate 3.0 - Honors

PLUS Choose one (1) of the following tracks:
Performance Studies Track (6 additional units selected from the following):

  • SPCH 3 Voice and Diction 3.0
  • SPCH 4 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3.0
  • SPCH 5 Readers Theater 3.0
  • SPCH 1B Intermediate Public Speaking 3.0 (if not used as a core class)
  • SPCH 15 Forensics 2.0
  • SPCH 16 — Forensics: Individual Event Team
  • SPCH 17 — Forensics: Debate Team
  • SPCH 18 — Forensics: Readers Theater Team
  • THTR 11 Principles of Acting I 3.0
  • THTR 12 Principles of Acting II 3.0r

OR

Intercultural Track (6 additional units selected from the following):

  • SPCH 7 Intercultural Communication 3.0 (required course for this track)
  • SOC 20 Sociology of Ethnic Relations 3.0 or SOC 20H Sociology of Ethnic Relations 3.0 - Honors
  • PHIL 15 Major World Religions 3.0 or PHIL 15H Major World Religions - Honors 3.0
  • JOUR 107 Race, Culture, Sex 3.0 and Mass Media Images
  • LIT 3 Multicultural American Literature 3.0
  • ANTH 5 Principles of Cultural 3.0
  • Anthropology or ANTH 22 General Cultural Anthropology 3.0
Total Units for Area of Emphasis = 18.0