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Communication Matters

8 credits for 15 students. Coordinator: T. Blank

This FIG is for anyone who is interested in exploring the fields of Communication, Journalism, media, or for someone who just wants to practice and learn more about ways people speak to one another. It is also good choice for students who are Exploratory/Undeclared. Students will take courses in Communication and practice speaking and critical thinking.

COMM 105-F29 Survey of Human Communication 3 Cr. MWF 12:00-12:50pm Wilson, L.
Various communication theories and applications. Topics: human and interpersonal communication, small group decision-making, public communication and the role of communication in professional settings. Satisfies General Education SA requirement.

COMM 108-F29 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 Cr. TuTh 12:30-1:45pm Blank, T.
Explores how historical contexts and current processes shape mass media as a part of American culture. Emphasizes critical thinking and oral communication exercises. NOTE:  Counts as Mass Communication credit.  Satisfies General Education FS requirement.

FY 100-F-32 @First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. M 4:15-5:30pm White, C.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students’ transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills. In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.