Communication Transfer Major - AA

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
SDV-108 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 1
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
COM-140 INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
DRA-101 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE 3
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
HIS-152 US HISTORY SINCE 1877 3
BIO-105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY 4
MAT-120 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
SPC-122 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
TOTAL 16
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
SMM-108 SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT 3
SPC-120 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS 3
ENV-111 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 4
HUM-145 LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
SOC-120 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 3
SPC-132 GROUP COMMUNICATION 3
MKT-110 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
HIS-211 MODERN ASIAN HISTORY 3
TOTAL 12

SDV-108 - THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

COM-140 - INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

See www.iowacconline.org for more information.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

DRA-101 - INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Orientation to the theatre, including a study of dramatic structure through selected play readings and through research in the basic theories of theatre.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

HIS-152 - US HISTORY SINCE 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments since 1877.

BIO-105 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification, and ecology.

MAT-120 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is a study of rational, exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial functions and relations, their graphs and related equalities.  The study of the curricular functions, graphs, and applications is included.  This course may be taken concurrently with MAT-134.  Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C-, or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

SPC-122 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Emphasizes group problem-solving, semantics, and communication exercises leading toward better working relationships between individuals. Areas covered for this course would be language theory, nonverbal communication, perception theory, listening, group process and influences.

SMM-108 - SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course explores the history of social networks and introduces students to social media for organizations. It provides students opportunities to implement the use of social media tools as part of a marketing strategy and work with social media analytic tools.

SPC-120 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course emphasizes communication theory across cultures, including identifying the cultural foundations of beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviors. Interactive assignments are used for the purpose of recognizing commonalities across cultures, developing a multicultural perspective, identifying and appreciating other cultural orientations, and recognizing and assigning cultural explanations of specific behaviors.

ENV-111 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

An interdisciplinary approach to the problems of the environment. An examination and evaluation will be made of man’s impact on the environment. Specific topics that may be covered include, but are not limited to: population issues, atmospheric issues, water issues, energy issues, resource issues, wildlife issues, and food issues. 

HUM-145 - LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an introduction to sociolinguistics exploring the relationship between social and linguistic behavior. Analyzes factors influencing the choice of sounds, grammatical elements, and vocabulary; it codes the social function of a language. Focuses on the history of the language, various dialects, jargon, slang and differences between male and female language.

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

SOC-120 - MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A critical approach to the problems of the modern family with some information given to the historical perspective. Such topics as courtship and marriage, marital adjustment, the achievement of family unity, minority family types, parent-child relationships, economic and social changes in family organizations and family control will be covered.

SPC-132 - GROUP COMMUNICATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Group Communication will examine how people effectively and ineffectively use communication in a variety of small groups including work teams, discussion groups, and decision-making bodies.  Topics of concentration include the principles and processes of small group communication, individual roles in groups, leadership, group climate, decision making, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Prerequisites: SPC-101 or SPC-112

MKT-110 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This introductory class uses the managerial approach to study a market-directed system of marketing. The emphasis is on market strategy planning from the viewpoint of the marketing manager. The "4 Ps" -product, place, price, and promotion-provide the structure underlying the organization of this course.

HIS-211 - MODERN ASIAN HISTORY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to the three dominant societies of modern Asia: China, Japan and India. Emphasis will be given to the transformation of cultural, economic, intellectual and social patterns brought about by the military power and economic demands of contemporary Western societies.

Jennifer Neumann - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5234

Email: jneumann@scciowa.edu
BA, University of Northern Iowa
MA, University of Northern Iowa

Jenna Dunlap - Associate Professor, (319) 524-3221 ext. 1939

Email: jdunlap@scciowa.edu
BA, Western Illinois University
MS/MA, Western Illinois University

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