The Department of Communication Studies provides our college
and community with the knowledge and skills necessary to become active citizens
in the public sphere, ethical members of a diverse society, and productive participants
in a global marketplace. We offer diverse, experienced faculty, quality
curriculum, and engaging pedagogical practices. Our courses enable individuals
to construct, maintain, and enhance personal and professional relationships. (Spring, 2016)
The four core speech courses in the department provide degree-seeking students who are transferring on to baccalaureate programs with a solid foundation in communication competence. The core courses also prepare students to be successful in two-year degree programs by providing them with a general education in communication studies.
Often, people think only of public speaking when they enroll in a Communication course. While public speaking is a part of most Communication courses, some courses do not include a public speaking unit. There are many other topics that you might study in your Communication course. These topics include: