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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, A.A.

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Increasing the quality of personal and professional lives in today’s society is largely dependent on communication skills and abilities. The Communication program at Western Wyoming Community College will teach students how to effectively communicate with diverse groups and individuals using a variety of methods and approaches. Students will learn the theoretical and practical perspectives of communication that are necessary and vital skills to be successful in today’s diverse society. Coursework includes written, oral and public speaking, persuasion and debate skills, interpersonal communication, listening, conflict management, mass media, issues of gender and culture in communication, intercultural communication, public relations, and more. The faculty also helps students gain experience in group project work, critically analyzing speeches and self-evaluating individual presentations and organization. Overall, this program teaches students vital skills in teamwork, problem solving, leadership, relationship building, along with creating personal growth. Students may receive an Associate of Arts in Communication that will prepare them for entry-level employment in fields such as education, research, public relations, advertising, mediation, consulting, law, counseling, journalism, human resources, writing, and grant writing. This degree will also transfer to 4-year colleges and universities where a Bachelor’s in Communication degree can be the springboard to the variety of occupations listed above - and more! This degree can be taken online only, face-to-face only, or a combination of both.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

Subtotal: 14

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • General Electives may be from any department 1000 level or higher.
  • COMM 1000  or COMM 1040  may be taken this semester.
  • Please see Interstate Passport  for courses within all areas represented; Quantitative Literacy et al.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

Subtotal: 16

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • ENGL 2005  may be taken in place of ENGL 1020 .
  • Students may take a course from group 1, or a course from both Natural Sciences group 2 AND group 3.

Subtotal: 17

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

Subtotal: 13

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • SPAN 1020  or transfer Foreign Language/CLEP.
  • Students must complete another Human Cultures course besides SPAN 1010  and SPAN 1020 to fulfill this course requirement.

Total Credit Hours: 60

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