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Communications Liberal Arts Area of Interest

Employers consistently list the ability to effectively communicate as their #1 desired skill in a candidate.  Those skills are essential to almost every role we play in society.  The communication emphasis area will help equip you to communicate more effectively in a variety of settings.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Communications you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Communications:

Human Resources or Employee Development Specialist

  • Student Affairs
  • Event Planning and Promotion
  • Business, sales, and banking
  • Government
  • Marketing
  • …and so much more

You may find employment in many industries such as government, business, not-for-profit organizations, education, manufacturing, and politics.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Communications Transfer Courses
COM-140 Introduction to Mass Media 3 $603.00
COM-148 Diversity and the Media 3 $603.00
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 $603.00
SPC-120 Intercultural Communications O 3 $603.00
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication O 3 $603.00
SPC-132 Group Communication 3 $603.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Spotlight

Anna Laneville

"The college writing classroom is a vibrant and energizing environment. I am living my dream to work with community college students as they prepare for the workforce or further education."

Academic Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
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Faculty Mentor

Roxanne Heimann
Black Hawk Hall 157A
319-296-2329 ext.1712
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Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Arts and Sciences

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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