Frequently Asked Questions

Which Communications courses satisfy the graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts in General Studies degree?

Any one 1000 level Communications course satisfies the General Studies A.A. degree distribution requirements, incuding:

  • CO1011: Intro to Communication
  • CO1021: Intro to Interpersonal Communication
  • CO1061: Intro to Mass Media
  • CO1071: Intro to Public Speaking


Does the Associate of Art in Liberal Studies degree also require a Communications course?

Communications is not required for the A.A. in  Liberal Studies degree. 


What are the prerequisites for Communications courses?

  • The prerequisite for 1000-level Communications courses is acceptance into the Credit Program. 
  • The prerequisites for 2000-level Communications courses include successful completion of a 1000-level Communications course, as well as EN1011 and FY1011 (or their equivalents). 


What concentrations are available from the Communications Department?

The Communications Department is associated with two concentrations:

What is the course sequence for Communications courses (when can I take which courses)?

Typically the Communications Department follows the yearly course sequence:

Fall Offerings

  • CO0111: Language and Communication (LIC)
  • CO0941: Readings and Discussions
  • CO1011: Intro to Communication
  • CO1021: Intro to Interpersonal Communication
  • CO1061: Intro to Mass Media
  • CO2022: Relationships and Relational Communication
  • CO2051: Intercultural Communication
  • CO2062: Oral Traditions and Media
  • CO2064: Media Ethics
  • CO2066: Journalism in the Digital Age I
  • CO2061: Journalism in the Digital Age II
  • CO2067: Radio Production and Programming
  • CO1050: Photojournalism (1 credit)
  • CO1060: Radio Training (1 credit)

Spring Offerings

  • CO0111: Language and Communication (LIC)
  • CO0941: Readings and Discussions
  • CO1011: Intro to Communication
  • CO1021: Intro to Interpersonal Communication
  • CO1071: Intro to Public Speaking
  • CO2031: Leadership and Small Group Communication
  • CO2063: Internet, Culture & Communication
  • CO2066: Journalism in the Digital Age I and II (CO2061)
  • CO2071: Professional Presentations
  • CO2082: Collaborative Negotiations
  • CO2084: Dialogue and Debate
  • CO1030: Leadership Skills (1-credit)
  • CO1060: Radio Training (1-credit)

January Term (typically)

  • CO1021: Intro to Interpersonal Communication
  • CO2051: Intercultural Communication

Summer Term (typically)

  • CO1011: Intro to Communication
  • CO1061: Intro to Mass Media
  • CO2031: Leadership and Small Group Communication

What are the Department Goals?

  •     To foster and support students’ ability to competently apply communication skills and theories to their academic and personal lives.
  •     To introduce students to the field of communication and to provide them opportunities to explore and develop their interests in the various subfields of communication.
  •     To promote our students’ ability to think critically and to discuss and present academic material thoughtfully.
  •     To promote our students’ ability to understand their learning needs and to constructively communicate those needs to appropriate resource professionals.
  •     To provide a safe, dynamic, and supportive learning environment that challenges students to become better students and better communicators, individually and in groups.
  •     To develop curricular and instructional strategies that support students with learning differences and to learn from each other by sharing our own instructional practices and professional experience.
  •     To develop our curriculum to accurately reflect the needs of our students, our department, and the institution as a whole.
  •     To develop a departmental identity that supports our individual and collective work.
  •     To support various professional development activities such as reading, research, discussion, presentation, and workshop or conference attendance.
  •     To promote sound communication practices on campus by sharing our learning with others and by sponsoring educational activities.


Questions?

Liza Burns
Chair, Communications Dept
802-387-6752
lburns@landmark.edu