Communication Matters

8 credits for 15 students. Coordinator: Karen 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.

91148 COMM 106-F29 Basic Principles of Speech 3 Cr. MWF 1-1:50 p.m. Wilson, 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.

92113 COMM 105-F29 Survey of Human Communication 3 Cr. MWF 10-10:50 a.m. 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.

90293 FY 100-F29First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. M 4:30-5:45 p.m. Tyo, 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.