MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Mission Statement:
The Communication Studies Department seeks to integrate education and research to develop individual skills for public speaking through a transfer program leading to a degree in addition to providing training in informal conversations, improving interpersonal relationships, interacting with individuals from other cultures, solving problems in groups in order to reach sound decisions.
   
Degree:  AA Communication Studies
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:  
1. Deliver informative, impromptu, persuasive, and demonstrative speeches utilizing gestures, eye contact, vocal expression, movement, clear articulation and pronunciation utilizing Standard American English. 
2. Conduct research and use evidence and reasons to construct and analyze oral and written arguments. 
3. Appraise how communication theory applies to various multicultural settings. 
4. Prepare and competitively deliver oral arguments in a debate or an individual event at an intercollegiate forensics tournament. 
5. Critically analyze literature and establish arguments through oral performance using at least two genres of literature. 
6. Assess communication barriers and breakdowns in informal speaking situations that effect self-concept, feedback, perception, verbal and non-verbal communication and listening.