Communication

Communication“Communication focuses on how people use messagesto generate meaning within and across all kinds of contexts, cultures, channels, and media.” 
    
Association for Communication Administration

The mission of our program is to engage, challenge, and empower students from diverse backgrounds with the essential Communication skills. The Program offers a core curriculum to develop and enhance the following set of principle skills and abilities:

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, to make informed, analytical, and ethical choices
  • Verbal and Nonverbal Skills
  • Technology Skills and Information Competency
  • Communication Advocacy
  • Leadership/Team Builder principles for business, educational, and non-profit environments

Our Faculty are dedicated, knowledgeable instructors and committed advocates to “Student Success”. We support a NEW Transfer Program-AA-T where students have a Pathway towards being successful in transferring, securing a degree, and continuing their occupational aspirations.

 

 

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Analyze and apply critical thinking to promote an understanding of civility in communication and the ethical implications of interpersonal interactions.
  • Apply and reinforce the communication competence model demonstrating an understanding of interpersonal communication.
  • Demonstrate the ability to visualize and analyze interpersonal interactions.
  • Create and apply inventional organizational, and expressive skills to oral presentations/speeches recognizing the constraints to the type of speech (chronological, spatial, topical, problem/solution, and motivated sequence), time limits, and appropriateness to their audience.
  • Recognize and construct organizational patterns used to develop informative and persuasive speeches including chronological, spatial, topical, problem solution, and motivated sequence. Demonstrating the ability to define the audience and differentiate the role of diversity and culture as a public speaker.
  • Evaluate concepts and the affective factors that formulate biases and perceptions, and To analyze contradictory positions.
  • Develop critical thinking, speaking, writing skills in interpreting the pervasiveness of media in a democratic society applying the principles of rhetoric.
  • Analyze different genre, know the rhetorical influence and traditional forms of argumentation and logic (i.e., definition of assumption, premises and conclusions, deduction and induction, and informal (fallacies).
  • Define, discuss, and apply the essential elements, basic principles/fundamentals of public speaking/Communication, public speech terminology, confidence building, and ethics to the process and creation of speech making and other forms of communication.
  • Apply relevant theory, organization and content development and to demonstrate critical thinking and research skills including evaluation of evidence and utilization of reasoning in organization/preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive presentations of contemporary, political, and social issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to structure problem-solving discussions with specific tools and techniques to handle common group situations effectively.
  • Define and discuss the essential basic principles, methods, and approaches of problem solving that arise in a group environment.
  • Identify applications of collaboration, meetings, groups and teams and technology.
  • Apply classroom learning and specific strategies to real-life issues; demonstrate how to connect ethical principles with working in groups.
  • Analyze and apply critical thinking and critical listening/active listening skills using evaluation of evidence and reasoning.
  • Demonstrate effective speech communication skills to illustrate persuasion verbal and nonverbal delivery including the construction of manuscript, speaking outlines with cited sources, and essays.

     

     

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) may be assessed using:

  • Surveys
  • Questionnaires
  • Review of collected data
  • Other methods