Communication Studies

The Communication Studies department offers courses designed to increase students' knowledge and understanding of the principles of communication in order to communicate competently, effective, appropriately, and ethically. Knowledge and skill in competent communication will benefit students in their personal, family, civic, cultural and workplace activities, as well as future educational classwork.

Career Opportunities

    Communications provides a wide range of career opportunities which may include: public relation firms, media (reporting, advertising), public affairs (chambers of commerce, councils on tourism), business and industry (consulting firms, marketing companies), nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.

Contact

Connie Loomer

Phone: (509) 524-5153

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362

James Bower

Phone: (509) 758-1771

Clarkston Campus 1470 Bridge Street Clarkston, WA 99403

Mission

The mission of the Communication Studies department is to prepare students for a multicultural, multimedia world where the ability to gather, organize, evaluate and present information in a wide variety of contexts, from face-to-face conversations to a variety of electronic tools, will be essential for individuals and organizations to achieve their goals.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop and employ verbal and nonverbal skills essential communicate oral presentations and effectively build relationships with others
  • Utilize appropriate listening techniques.
  • Formulate and demonstrate the process of designing a successful oral presentation from outline to delivery.
  • Identify and describe the ethics of public speaking.
  • Identify, define, and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
  • Compare and contrast similarities and differences in the communication behaviors of different cultures.