Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart. - Wm Jennings Bryan
Dept Chair: Rob Dewis
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:
- Consumer Affairs
- Public Relations
- Human Resources
- Community Affairs
- Customer Service
- Social Services
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.