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Communication Skills

Teaching Faculty

Isolde Anderson
Rebecca Johnson
Dawn DeWitt-Brinks
Teresa Housel
Deirdre Johnston
Robert Fortner
Rob Pocock
Christian Spielvogel
Choonghee Han

Courses Offered

COMM 101. The Communication Process

This course focuses on communication competence. Readings and exercises explore and develop relational communication skills and media literacy. This course also addresses how filters of self, relationships, culture, gender, race, and ethnicity affect communication processes.

Four Credits, Anderson, Housel, Johnson, Johnston, Spielvogel, Both Semesters


COMM 140. Public Presentations

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of public speaking. Topics covered include methods of organizing a speech, delivery, the types and uses of evidence, and the effective use of visual aids. Students prepare and deliver several speeches including an informative speech, a persuasive speech, an occasional speech, and a career simulation speech.

Four Credits, DeWitt-Brinks, Pocock, Both Semesters



COMM 151. Introduction to Mass Media

This course explores the impact of media in society. The format and function of different types of contemporary media will be introduced.

Two Credits, Fortner, Han, Both Semesters