Communication Matters

11 credits for 15 studentsCoordinator: Lisa Wilson

This FIG is for anyone who is interested in Communication, Journalism, Media, or just wants to practice and learn more about ways people speak to one another.Students will take courses in Communication and Literature and practice speaking, writing, and critical thinking.

93948 COMM 106 Basic Principles of Speech 3 Cr. MWF 9:00-9:50amWilson, K.
An introductory course in public speaking. It is a skills course informed by speech communication theory. Skills include analyzing the speaking situation, choosing appropriate topics, conducting research, organizing ideas, utilizing evidence and delivering speeches effectively. Special emphasis is given to developing critical thinking and listening abilities. Satisfies General Education FS requirement.

95021 COMM 105 Survey of Human Communication 3 Cr. MWF 10-10:50am Youngblood, J.
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 FS and SA requirements.

93658 LITR 100 Introduction to Literature 3 Cr. MWF 2:00-2:50pm Donahue, J.
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 FC requirement.

93313 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Tu 3:30-4:45pm Stanavage, L.
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.