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The Communication Studies Program offers lower division
preparation for students who plan to transfer to pursue a
bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies.
The Communication transfer program major provides
students with an opportunity to improve their personal
and professional lives. Students will study communication
dynamics in interpersonal relationships, groups and public
settings. By studying how, why, and with what consequences
people communicate, students themselves will become more
competent communicators. Students will develop broad
based competencies in oral and written communication as
well as critical analysis. This major will prepare students for
further studies in international relations, intercultural studies,
rhetoric, public relations, advertising, journalism, corporate
communications, mass media, and a variety of other disciplines.
Communication is a discipline with its roots in ancient
Greek and Roman oratory. Oral communication skills have
been important throughout the history of western culture and
essential in the rise of democratic forms of government. During
the Twentieth Century, the discipline has broadened from
its original focus on public speaking to include the teaching
of communication skills needed in all aspects of daily life:
family, friendships, work groups, social contacts, intercultural
relations, politics, and mass media production and consumption.
Currently, the discipline plays a key role in the technologically
driven Information Age.
Communication courses involve the student in the process of
learning both theory and skills. Students learn by engaging in
class activities that allow for application of theory to everyday
experiences, development of critical thinking abilities, and
practice of oral communication skills.
Value of Communication Studies
What will you get from taking a Communication course?
- Far more than you think. You will use & apply the concepts taught in Communication courses in many, many areas of your life and YOU will reap the rewards. For specifics, read below.
Clearer identity. We understand ourselves as we talk about our ideas and feelings, whether it's comparing family experiences or advocating a change of ideas. This leads to greater effectiveness professionally & personally.
Confidence. Most of us feel nervous when we are faced with an important communication situation. You can learn to channel that rush of adrenalin in ways that will increase your success.
Academic skills. You will develop skills in organizing thoughts and information and communicating them effectively to your instructors and other students.
Career skills. Numerous studies of top executives and human resources managers indicate that communication skills are highly related to job success.
Life skills. Communication is the foundation for satisfying relationships throughout our lives. Improved communication=improved relationships.
Fun. Interacting with others in Communication classes is an essential part of the course experience. Friendships begin, which may continue long after the class is over.
Come join us!
Communication Faculty at Mt. San Jacinto College
Mr. Michael Fleming, SJC Chair
Dr. Suzanne Uhl, MVC Co-Chair
Dr. David Moss, MVC Co-Chair
Ron Newman, District Director of Forensics
Basemeh Rihan, Tournament Director
Communication Studies Center
World Speech Day winning speech
In March 2016 the Communication Studies department sponsored the World Speech Day event. With this event students were able to submit a 2 minute speech about the theme “What will I do to change the world?” Gabriella Venturo was selected as the winner of this event.