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Communication Studies (COMM)

Career Options & Highlights

The Communication Studies Department at Folsom Lake College is committed to excellent teaching that provides an innovative and stimulating environment for student learning in theoretical and pragmatic applications of communication education. With the primary mission of encouraging completion of an Associate in Arts degree and promoting transfer opportunities, the Department provides superior educational opportunities to a diverse student population and supports a cooperative environment that reflects and honors the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, abilities and interests of all. The Department supports both faculty and students in the pursuit of continuing education to better their personal, academic and professional lives, to help them meet the communication challenges of an increasingly complex world, and to adapt to the changing communication demands of the future.

Career Options
Public Information; Human Resources Development; Corporate Training; Motivational Speaking; Political Speech Writing; Radio & Television; Advertising; Public Relations; College & University Instruction; Organizational Administration; Negotiation & Mediation Services; Writing for Publication; Personnel Management; Customer Service; Social Science Research; Corporate Imaging; Campaign Management; Marketing; Community Relations; Grant Writing

Highlights
- Degree and Certificate program
- Transfer requirements simultaneously met while pursuing degree

Many of the courses required for this degree can also be used to fulfill transfer general education requirements for the CSU system.

In the Communication program, our courses are multidisciplinary in nature. Communication studies offer students an opportunity to explore coursework in oral communication, critical thinking, social sciences, multicultural studies, and living skills.

Students will find this background helpful and applicable to their everyday pursuits. Students intending to transfer to a university will have a solid base of courses that will interface with further, focused study in a major. For those wishing to pursue a university degree in the field of communication, degrees can be earned with emphasis in the following areas:
- Mass Media Studies
- Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts
- Organizational Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- Visual Communication
- Rhetoric
- Group Communication
- Interpersonal Communication

Updated 6/17/13

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