Communication Studies

Interpersonal Communication

COMM105

This introductory communication skills course helps students develop competencies in social and professional communication. Students engage in activities and assignments that focus on interactions in the workplace as well as in other social contexts.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Effective Speaking

COMM110

This course helps students build confidence in preparing and delivering informative and persuasive speeches. Topics include subject selection, audience analysis, research, organization, and use of voice and body in speech delivery.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Writing Placement Test score of 6 or better or COMP107 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Media and Society

COMM111

Students examine the social, legal, ethical, and political implications of the relationship between mass media and society, including world cultures and media influences. All students, particularly those who specialize in communication, multimedia, and journalism, gain through this college-level, survey course a foundation for future studies and responsible citizenship.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Voice and Articulation

COMM210

This course is designed for students in communication based careers such as theater performance, film acting, broadcasting, education, and business. Coursework focuses on improving quality of speaking voice, articulation and pronunciation of sounds, and accent reduction. This is a workshop based class highlighting application and practice.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Oral Interpretation (formerly COMG230)

COMM230

This course engages the student in analyzing prose, poetry and drama, essays and documentaries, preparing the material for presentation, and performing oral readings to an audience. Students develop a critical appreciation of literature, enhanced skills in the use of voice and gesture, and skill in critiquing performances.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Persuasive Communication

COMM240

Students build skills in analysis, writing, and communication of persuasive messages. Topics include: the theoretical premises currently operating in the field of persuasion, research and analysis of persuasive messages, preparing and delivering persuasive messages through a variety of channels.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of COMM111 ( C or better)
Corequisite: None