Human Communication Academic Focus Plan

Academic Focus Plans are a suggested semester-by-semester course schedule with classes designed to help you transfer into your desired major at your chosen 4-year college. Focus plans do not substitute for academic advising. Contact an advisor for further information regarding placement based on Placement exam scores, scheduling, degree requirements, and graduation requirements. Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College with this focus plan is the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MTH 161 Quantitative Reasoning (MOTR MATH 120)
or Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)
3Satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
COM 200 Communication Between Cultures (MOTR SBSC 101)
or Introduction to Mass Communications (MOTR SBSC 100)
3Reading Proficiency
COM 111 Voice and Articulation (MOTR PERF 100VD)3Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
MCM 101 Introduction to Mass Communications (MOTR SBSC 100)
or Communication Between Cultures (MOTR SBSC 101)
3Reading Proficiency
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
or Small Group Communication (MOTR COMM 125)
or Argumentation and Debate (MOTR COMM 220)
or Interpersonal Communication (MOTR COMM 120)
3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency
MCM 130 Film Appreciation (MOTR FILM 100)
or Introduction to Theatre (MOTR THEA 100A)
3Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours12
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
CORE 42 Elective3 COM 101, COM 107, COM 103, or COM 201 are recommended.
Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BIO 111 Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L) (or any MOTR natural science with lab)4Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MCM 130 Film Appreciation (MOTR FILM 100)
or Introduction to Theatre (MOTR THEA 100A)
3Reading Proficiency
Elective3 Choose from COM 101, COM 107, COM 103, COM 112, COM 201
Elective3 Choose from COM 104, COM 110, COM 114, COM 117, COM 120, and MCM 102.
CORE 42 Elective2  
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 100 Art Appreciation (MOTR ARTS 100)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079Apply for graduation.
Natural Science Requirement3 Must be different discipline than natural science lab.
Elective3 Choose from COM 104, COM 110, COM 114, COM 117, COM 120, and MCM 102.
Elective3 Choose from COM 104, COM 110, COM 114, COM 117, COM 120, and MCM 102.
Elective3 Choose from COM 104, COM 110, COM 114, COM 117, COM 120, and MCM 102.
Credit Hours15
Total Credit Hours60

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.