The Associate of Arts in Communication Degree encompasses 60 credit hours and requires the student to complete five courses in the discipline. In addition to the range of skills and general breadth of knowledge instilled by the courses in the core curriculum, the Communication Degree also teaches heightened critical thinking skills. It also brings the student to a new level of awareness of the power inherent in words, symbols, gestures and nuanced communication through courses in interpersonal communication, oral composition and interpretation, audience and situational analysis and debate.
Surveys suggest that the average person is more afraid of public speaking than of death. The courses in the LSCO communication program help students overcome that fear, giving them an advantage over anyone not so prepared. No special tests or enrollment restrictions apply to this program except the willingness to learn, change and grow.