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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Professional Communication (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: An extensive examination of media theory and social effects. Topics covered include history, practices and functions of the press, television, radio, film, advertising, digital media and public relations. Course investigates mass media's influence on modern society.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Examination of major foundational theories that inform the field of communication. Special emphasis on communication theories that examine the self and the message, relationship development, groups and organizations, the public and the media, as well as culture and diversity.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Focusing on development of effective small group decision-making and leadership skills, stressing better methods of expressing oneself and understanding others through learning group communication, theory and participating in small group decision-making experiences.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: COM 2287 or COM 2235

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: COM 2286 or COM 2285

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.