CMST Summer 2020 Courses—1002 & 1500
This summer the Department of Communication Studies is offering sections of CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking in the Maymester and Summer Session I. In addition, CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies will be offered in Summer Session I. All sections will be taught in an online format.
About CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies
The intro course is a great way to learn about the field of communication and what students can expect should they pursue a major in Communication Studies – from the analysis of historic speeches to the study of social media today. Completing CMST 1002 in the summer allows students to lay a foundation for other major courses they might take in the upcoming academic year. The intimate summer class size affords more time for workshopping class assignments and one-on-one dialogue with the professor. Moreover, this summer students will have the unique opportunity to take the course online. Doing so will give students practice with online communication – a skill that is perhaps more relevant now than ever given our current cultural moment.
About CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
The fundamental communication skills developed in CMST 1500 are beneficial for all intended careers, and the condensed summer schedule allows students to quickly experience growth in these competencies. Intimate summer class sizes afford more time for practice speeches, workshopping of presentations, and one-on-one coaching from the professor. Many students have found the summer pace and smaller setting ideal for this course.
Moreover, this summer students will have the unique opportunity to take the course online. Students will spend time learning how to adapt speeches to the online setting—a skill that is perhaps more relevant now than ever given our current cultural moment.
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