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Communications Liberal Arts Emphasis

Communication occurs in virtually everything we do. In society, the methods of communication are constantly evolving. You will discover ways to apply communication more effectively in every role you play in society.

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:

  • Public relations specialist
  • Teacher: Debate/Speech
  • Advertising
  • Public information officer
  • Human resources

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

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Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor 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 or transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

 Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course

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Communications Transfer Courses
COM-140 Introduction to Mass Media 3 $533.25
COM-148 Diversity and the Media 3 $533.25
DRA-107 Theatrical Arts and Society 3 $533.25
DRA-110 Introduction to Film 3 $533.25
SPC-120 Intercultural Communications 3 $533.25
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication 3 $533.25
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation 3 $533.25

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

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