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Communication Program

Contact

Program Manager

Mark Wasden

(208) 732-6764

mwasden@csi.edu

Focus Area Advisor

Jacob McCue

(208) 732-6252

JMcCue@csi.edu

Program Overview

The Communication Program is a transfer program designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements of all Idaho public universities. In order to ensure transferability of coursework, students should coordinate course selection with the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

The Communication Program provides students with a foundation in human communication emphasizing intercultural communication, mass communication, interpersonal communication, public speaking, argumentation and debate. This foundation is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to move into the final two years of a Bachelors degree program. Communication majors often find employment in such areas as advertising, broadcasting, marketing, corporate training, education, law, public relations and sales upon completion of a Bachelors degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Communication program, a student will be able to:

  1. Research, discover, and develop information resources and structure spoken messages to increase knowledge and understanding.
  2. Research, discover, and develop evidence-based reasoning and persuasive appeals for ethically influencing attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.
  3. Adapt spoken messages to the diverse personal, ideological, and emotional needs of individuals, groups, or contexts.
  4. Employ effective spoken and nonverbal behaviors that support communication goals and illustrate self-efficacy.
  5. Listen in order to effectively and critically evaluate the reasoning, evidence, and communication strategies of self and others.
  6. Understand key theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts in the Communication discipline, as applied to oral communication.

Sample Career Opportunities

  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Management

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices

Degrees and Certificates