The Communication Studies curriculum emphasizes the ability to speak and perform in front of audiences. Courses teach students the skills required for presenting a speech such as analyzing an audience, listening, and coping with fear. Students will learn how to prepare a speech by researching a topic, analyzing arguments and texts, plus organizing and outlining ideas and themes. Courses offered through the program meet transfer requirements for general education, and they may be applied toward an Associate in Arts degree with a major in Communication Studies.
Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution.