Communication Matters

9 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. This FIG also includes a course that will help you to explore your options for majors, graduate programs, and careers in the wide-ranging field of Communication and in other fields of students' interest.

94880 COMM 105-F29 Survey of Human Communication Lec 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 SA requirement.

94878 COMM 108-F29 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 Cr. MWF 9-9:50pm 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. Satisfies General Education FS requirement.

93270 FY 100-F29@First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Tu 4:30-5:45pm Huff, T.K.; Young, J.
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.

95014 FY 215-F29 @Major & Career Exploration 1 Cr. W 1-1:50pm Schneiderman, J.
This course allows students to explore major and career interests and skills, research occupational and graduate school information and set objectives. The course is appropriate for any student who is uncertain about his or her major or career path.