Dec 06, 2019  
West Shore Community College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
West Shore Community College Catalog 2019-2020

Communications, AA


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This is an example of how a student can use the electives of the Associate of Arts degree to take courses of interest in Communications. The degree awarded would be an Associate of Arts.

Students who want literature or education to be a central part of their working lives take communications courses in partial fulfillment of a Bachelor’s degree in English. Earning a BA in English is likely the best goal for students whose career interests include journalism, publishing, broadcasting, business marketing, various kinds of management positions, politics, and law. The sequence of West Shore courses listed in this section will take you a long way toward a career in any of these areas.

Students must earn a minimum of 60 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to earn a degree.

Courses by Placement/Transfer


The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation. Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore. Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Program of Study


Semester 1


Total: 16 Credit Hrs | 16 Contact Hrs (min)


Total: 16 Credit Hrs | 17 Contact Hrs


Total: 15 Credit Hrs | 15 Contact Hrs


Semester 4


Total: 13 Credit Hrs | 14 Contact Hrs (min)


Degree Total: 60 Credit Hrs | 62 Contact Hrs (min)


* In completing a degree in communications, students are encouraged to take a sampling of courses in order to identify their preferred area of specialization. Recommended fields of study to support a degree in communications include literature, speech, languages, history, the humanities, and social sciences. Students should meet with an academic advisor to determine which courses will transfer to the college or university of their choice. The terms of the Michigan Transfer Agreement have been embedded in all AA and AS programs.

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