Courses Taught

COMM5 Writing Fundamentals 

Developed and Taught: Fall 2012, 2013; Winter 2013, 2014

This preparatory course is designed to develop the skills necessary for admission to an entry-level college communications course.  As grammar, punctuation, and organization are fundamental tools of writing, students in COMM 5 will study and apply communication strategies that will allow them to express ideas in clear, correct, and effective written form.   To achieve this end, instruction and practice will include writing grammatically correct, and correctly punctuated sentences, constructing appropriately developed paragraphs, and structuring and writing college level essays.  Students will also review grammar, proofreading/revision processes, and various writing strategies.

In addition, students will develop their reading comprehension skills and enhance their writing skills through examining professional models.

COMM34 Introduction to College Communication

Taught: Fall 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013;Winter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

This course provides instruction and practice in college and workplace communication skills, with an emphasis on the development of strategies to organize and express ideas in a clear, correct, mechanically sound, professional manner.  Through a series of writing and presentation tasks, students will use a variety of media to create focused messages, for a variety of audiences.  Course work will also provide opportunities for the development of students’ grammar, research, analytical, reading and listening skills.

COMM42 Critical Thinking and Ethics

Taught: Fall 2011, 2012, 2013

This course provides instruction and practice in college and workplace communication skills, with an emphasis on the development of strategies to organize and express ideas in a clear, correct, mechanically sound, professional manner.  Through a series of writing and presentation tasks, students will use a variety of media to create focused messages, for a variety of audiences.  Course work will also provide opportunities for the development of students’ grammar, research, analytical, reading and listening skills.

COMM56 Enjoying the Short Story

Developed Taught: Winter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Hybrid)

This course is designed to expose students to a variety of literature and introduce ways for them to understand, appreciate, discuss, analyze and enjoy short fiction, poetry and essays and use them to gain a greater understanding of the world around them. As it is an advanced communication course, there is a focus on argument and analysis, and expressing and communicating ideas in a variety of formats.

COMM204 Communications for Police Foundations

Taught: Winter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

The emphasis of this course is on the development of communication skills for police and other security service professions. Accurate documentation and note-taking methods are developed through formal report writing.  American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines are reinforced.  Writing skills are further enhanced through the use of summaries, resumes, and cover letters.  Oral communication is developed through a variety of formal and informal speaking activities.

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