Associate of Arts (A.A.) - Communication Studies

Associate of Arts - General AA; Communication Studies Concentration

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: The AA degree has three requirements:

  1. completion of UM's lower-division General Education Requirements (GERs),

  2. a minimum of 60 total earned credits, and

  3. a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

At least 30 of the total 60 degree credits must be earned from Missoula College or UM-Missoula. Missoula College students are limited to enrolling in lower-division coursework (course level 100 or 200).

In addition, to receive to Associate of Arts with a concentration in Communication Studies, a student must complete the requirements specific to that degree.

Summary

Degree Specific Requirements

24-25

Organizational Communication or Rhetorical Theory

Statistics

Communication Elective

Writing Skills

6

Introductory Writing Course

Intermediate Writing Course

Mathematics

3

Perspectives

21-27

Expressive Arts

Literary & Artistic Studies

Historical & Cultural Studies

Social Sciences

Ethical & Human Values

Democracy and Citizenship

Cultural and International Diversity

Natural Sciences

AA Degree Electives

13-27


Degree Specific Requirements for AA with a Concentration in Communication Studies

Note: Some courses required for the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Communication Studies satisfy multiple Perspectives or GER Categories; visit with your advisor for more information.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

COMX 111A

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

COMX 115S

Introduction to Interpersonal Communications

3

COMX 140L

Introduction to Visual Rhetoric

3

M 115

Probability and Linear Mathematics

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Organizational Communication or Rhetorical Theory

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

COMX 220S

Introduction to Organizational Communication

3

or COMX 240H

Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Statistics

Note: Completion of one of these courses satisfies the Symbolic Systems GER category.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

PSYX 222

Psychological Statistics

SOCI 202

Social Statistics

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Communication Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits in two directed elective courses. Directed electives must be approved by student's advisor.

6


Writing Skills

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.

Note: NOTE: Students who place into and successfully complete WRIT 201 are considered to have satisfied both the WRIT 101 and the Lower-Division Approved Writing Course General Education Requirements.

Introductory Writing Course

Note: Appropriate placement into WRIT 101/WRIT 201 required. Prerequisites may apply.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

WRIT 101

College Writing I

3

or WRIT 201

College Writing II

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Intermediate Writing Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete any course designated as an Intermediate Writing Course during semester it's taken.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Mathematics

Note: Appropriate placement into mathematics courses required. Prerequisites may apply. If a student successfully places into and completes a mathematics (either "M" or "STAT") course that is also considered a Symbolic System, that course may be used to count towards both the Mathematics and Symbolic Systems General Education Requirements.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete any Mathematics course level 104 or higher (excluding M 111).

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Perspectives

Rule: A minimum of 3 credits towards each perspective category is required. 21-27 total credits required.

Note: Some courses satisfy multiple Perspectives or GER Categories; visit with your advisor for more information. Students who take the maximum number of Perspective "double-dippers" possible will be able to complete the Perspectives with a total of 21 credits.

Expressive Arts (A)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Expressive Arts (A) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Literary & Artistic Studies (L)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Literary & Artistic Studies (L) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Historical & Cultural Studies (H)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Historical & Cultural Studies (H) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Social Sciences (S)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Social Sciences (S) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ethical & Human Values (E)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Ethical & Human Values (E) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Democracy and Citizenship (Y)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Democracy and Citizenship (Y) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Cultural and International Diversity (X)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Cultural and International Diversity (X) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Natural Sciences (N)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 6 credits in any course with the Natural Sciences (N) designation. At least one course must have a laboratory component.

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


AA Degree Electives

Note: Number of elective credits required varies; student needs to ensure s/he earns at least 60 total credits for the AA degree. Transfer students may count up to 30 transfer credits towards the total 60 necessary for degree. A maximum of 15 technical credits may be counted towards the total 60. (A student may use 20 technical credits towards the 60 if s/he has earned an AAS degree.)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete elective credits to attain the 60 credits required for the General AA degree.

13-27

Minimum Required Grade: C-