Communication Studies

Communications Studies Courses Offered

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits
CMST& 101Introduction to Communication 5.0
CMST 114Oral Interpretation of Literature 5.0
CMST 121Job Communication Skills 2.0-5.0
CMST& 210Interpersonal Communication 5.0
CMST& 220Public Speaking 5.0
CMST 223Intercollegiate Speech and Debate 1.0-5.0
CMST 224Intercollegiate Speech and Debate 1.0-5.0
CMST 225Intercollegiate Speech and Debate 1.0-5.0
CMST 226Gender Communication 5.0
CMST 227Intercultural Communication 5.0
CMST 229Argumentation and Debate 5.0
CMST& 230Small Group Communication 5.0
CMST 294Special Topics in Speech Communication 3.0-5.0
CMST 320Professional Communication 5.0
CMST 430Organizational Communication 5.0

Speech & Debate

These classes, Communication Studies 223, 224, and 225, prepare the student to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate competition. Students in Communication Studies 223 learn advanced public speaking techniques associated with prepared and limited prepared public address. Communication Studies 224 focuses on the skills necessary to debate effectively in front of a judge and in the presence of an opposing team. Communication Studies 225 prepares students to compete in oral interpretation events, introducing students to quality literature and the skills necessary to analyze, cut, and present enlightening and entertaining oral readings.

The competitive speech and debate classes coincide tournament travel with the speech and debate club. We travel to 2 or 3 tournaments per quarter. We compete on the Northwest Forensic Conference.

For more information, please contact Craig Rickett: Craig.Rickett@sfcc.spokane.edu, or (509) 533-3608.

For current information on club activities and events, please visit Online Syllabus, Rickett, Craig, Competitive Speech and Debate.


All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits

Gender Communication

This class focuses on the learning and application of theories related to gender communication. Students learn both verbal and nonverbal gender-based styles of communication, perceptual and information processing differences, stereo-typing, and gender-based socialization within a variety of cultural perspectives. Students will study gender communication as it relates to friendships and workplace relationships.

For more information, please contact Amy Wolfsen: Amy.Wolfsen@sfcc.spokane.edu

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits

Intercultural Communication

This class focuses on a culture-general approach to learning about intercultural communication. Students can learn through experience the skills necessary to improve their communication across cultural boundaries. Students will have opportunities to interact with students and guests from other cultures. Students also gain insight into their own culture and understand better the social forces that help shape and maintain that culture.

This class fulfills the "D" (Diversity) requirement for the AA degree.

For more information, please contact: All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Interpersonal Communication

This course focuses on learning and applying theories related to interpersonal communication within a variety of relationships. Students will study the skills and techniques associated with personal growth, verbal and nonverbal communication, active listening, stress management, and conflict management skills which lead to healthy personal relationships.

** This class is cross listed with HS 136: Improving Interpersonal Communication and fulfills the same certification requirements. This class also transfers to baccalaureate college and university programs which may require interpersonal communication.

For more information, please contact Amy Wolfsen: Amy.Wolfsen@sfcc.spokane.edu

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits

Small Group Communication

This class explores effective communication and leadership in small groups. Students examine aspects of group process; including leadership, conflict management, decision-making, conformity, cultural challenges, problem solving and critical thinking. Students work in groups to test theories and practice application of course concepts.

For more information, please contact Larry Massey: Larry.Massey@sfcc.spokane.edu

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Click on the course title to view course description.

Class Credits