Jackson College offers individual courses in the basic communication skills so highly sought after both in relationships and in the business industry. Employers are looking for people with the ability to express themselves clearly, to speak persuasively, to think on their feet and to work well with others. Well-developed communication skills are essential both in finding and keeping a job, but in the day-to-day communication of any career situation.

Communication Courses

COM 231 Communication Fundamentals (3 Credits)

Students will learn the basic principles of speech communication including speech development and delivery, interpersonal message, non-verbal messages, and small group dynamics. The course is designed to prepare students to be effective communicators in a diverse global society. Student speeches will be evaluated for effectiveness.

Prerequisites: ENG 085 and ENG 090

COM 240 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)

Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

Prerequisites: ENG 085 and ENG 090