Mission College Communication Studies

communication studies students

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart. - Wm Jennings Bryan

Division: Communication
Dept Chair: Rob Dewis
email: rob.dewis@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5327
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Faculty:

Rob Dewis
email: rob.dewis@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5327

Nita Esparza
email: nita.esparza@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5409 

Steve Lipman
email: steven.lipman@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5044

What is Communication Studies?

Communication Studies is more than just Public Speaking. It's learning about communication and learning to apply effective and appropriate communication skills in a number of settings, incuding Interpersonal, Intercultural, Team or Group relationships, and various forms of Media. Come, explore and learn to improve your own communication skills for a better job, a better community, and a better life!

What can I do with Communication Studies?

Many people who have earned Certificates or Degrees in Communication Studies have gone on to professions in many fields. These are some of them:

  • Broadcasting
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Community Affairs
  • Politics
  • Negotiations
  • Journalism
  • Customer Service
  • Recreation
  • Management
  • Recruiting
  • Sales
  • Screenwriting
  • Social Services
  • Theater
  • Counseling

What makes us special?
  • An exemplary teaching faculty dedicated to assisting students improve communication effectiveness.
  • Offers a ten unit certificate that demonstrates your communication competence to universities and employers.
  • Updated curriculum in Interpersonal, Intercultural, Career Communication, Group Communication, Mass Communication and Voice and Articulation.
  • Current multi-media technology
  • Communication Activities/ Forensics program that is individualized to the self-paced needs of students.
  • Accelerated and weekend classes.
What will I learn?

Upon completion of communication studies courses, students will:

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the communication process by identifying, explaining, and applying current communication theories as they relate to a variety of contexts (e.g. interpersonal, intercultural, group, public and professional communication, and mass media).
  • Demonstrate increased competence by identifying, explaining, and applying effective communication skills in a variety of contexts (e.g. interpersonal, intercultural, group, public and professional communication, and mass media).
  • Demonstrate improved interpersonal skills by identifying and developing a repertoire of strategies for improved communication effectiveness and demonstrate the strategies in oral and written contexts.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the com-munication behaviors of others and themselves in a variety of contexts (e.g. interpersonal, intercultural, group, public and professional communication, and mass media).
  • Demonstrate improved research, organizational, and critical thinking skills by finding and evaluating reference material and organizing and presenting effective messages adapted to specific audiences. Outcomes will be assessed by a series of embedded class assessments, exams, and problem solving exercises, by class assignments, presentations and projects, research assignments and self analysis in oral and written contexts.
Degree / Certificate