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Author Nathaniel Hawthorne observed that words are "innocent and powerless" in a dictionary but "potent" in the hands of those who "know how to combine them." Communication courses hone skills in writing, reading, speaking, critical thinking, and foreign languages, empowering students to better express their ideas and preparing them for success in any career.
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Assistant Professor of English
Associate in Arts
Work with your academic advisor as the A.A. transfer degree can be used to meet the prerequisite requirements for a communications career-related bachelor's degree at a university.
Communications courses are the foundation for an Associate in Arts degree as well as other degrees and programs. Core classes include Communications 1 and 2, Introduction to Speech, Foreign Languages, and preparatory level courses in writing and reading. Elective courses span a variety of interests, including Creative Writing, Film Appreciation, Special Topics in Literature and Technical Writing.
Many Communications courses are also offered through the Honors Program or carry an optional service learning component.
The newest edition to Communications is the English for Academic Purposes program, which provides students for whom English is a second language the specialized preparation that they need to be successful.