The Communication Studies Program is designed to strengthen and develop skills in verbal communication, nonverbal communication, critical thinking and research, and multicultural communication. Students will become proficient in multiple areas of communication, including public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, intercultural communication, and argumentation and debate. The program will produce competent and confident communicators, well-equipped to transfer to the California State University, as well as to enter the work force.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Effective Communication: Deliver a message using strategies that adapt appropriately to the purpose of a situation; including the specific audience and cultural & psychological climate.
  • Effective Communication: Describe the effects of communication, including listening skills, on the perception of human relationships in social & cultural contexts
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrate effective problem-solving communication that leads to successful conflict management by researching verifiable information that supports logically organized main points and claims in a message.
  • Citizenship: Communicate ethical core values and individual cultural identity in a variety of academic, personal, vocational and civic situations.

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