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The Communication Studies department offers courses designed to increase students' knowledge and understanding of the principles of public speaking as well as guided practice in making speeches, oral presentations, group discussions, and interpersonal communication techniques.

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JAMES BOWER

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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403


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Mission

The Humanities Division seeks to enrich students' lives through exploration of the diversity of human expressions and cultures as well as to build a foundation for life-long learning - including successful future academic achievement - through writing, literature, language arts and philosophy.

Program Outcomes

  • Skills in research, grammar, punctuation consistent with qualitative expectations across the curriculum.
  • Critical thinking skills in written and oral argumentation, exposition, and expression.
  • Attitudes and skills appropriate to receiving and sending messages openly, critically, and responsively.
  • To help students develop and perfect writing skills.
  • Effective listening skills.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success

Students interested in a major in Public Relations should consider taking courses in writing skills, business and marketing. Students should also have strong computer skills.