Communication Studies

Cultural Expression Competition

Cultural Expression Competition
Communication Studies will be sponsoring a Cultural Expression Competition in conjunction with the Learning Center’s Annual Black History Poetry contest.  We invite faculty and students to join us on February 27 from 12:00p-1:15p at SPC Room T 116 for the final round of the competition and to vote for the winning PechaKucha presentation.  The winner will receive a $100 prize and this is open to all CAC students.  At this event the Black History Poetry contest winners will be announced and the winning poems will be presented as well.  This will be a fun event celebrating cultural expression through written and oral communication.  

For more information about the competition guidelines visit Blackboard and click on the ‘Cultural Expression Competition’ link at the top of the page.  Please encourage your students to participate by competing in the competition or by attending this event.  We will offer workshops for students who are interested in competing.  Below are the dates and times for the workshops.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Professor Michelle Young at 520-494-5063 or Dr. Sandra Rath at 480-677-5389.

PechaKucha presentation workshops:
February 1 - 3:00-4:15 ITV (all campuses)
February 7 - 1:00-2:00 SPC Learning Center
February 8 - 12:00 - 1:00 SMC Learning Center 

Why Communication Studies?


The study of interpersonal, group, and public communication in business and professional organizations is a necessity in today’s job market. Communication Studies will enhance your oral communication skills and explore how to use electronic and social media effectively, improve speaking and listening skills, apply communication theory, and critical analysis of appropriate communication in various contexts. Courses in Communication Studies teach students how to create, send, and interpret verbal and nonverbal messages in a variety of situations. This program offers classes in areas from basic communication principles to public speaking and group dynamics providing students an opportunity to critically understand skills they engage in every day.

The study of human interactions focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. This discipline promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.

Communication Studies Faculty

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