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This department is in the division of Arts & Humanities.

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Communication Studies

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For more information about our Annual Speech Contest or Debate Tournament check out the following:


Communication Studies Events


   -Annual Speech Tournament


   -Annual Debate Tournament


Welcome to the Communication Studies Department Web page. We are excited that you are interested in studying and gaining the skills to connect with others. 

Courses offered by the Communication Studies Department are designed to foster practical communication skills. The emphasis is the development of the skills and techniques essential for effective public and interpersonal communication—a prerequisite for both occupational and personal success.

The Communication Studies Department offers courses in...

  • Elements of Public Speaking,
  • Interpersonal Communication,
  • Critical Thinking through Argumentation & Debate,
  • Mass Media & Society,
  • Small Group Communication,
  • Intercultural Communication,
  • Gender Differences in Communication.

Information about these courses can be found in the SBVC Catalog under Communication Studies Courses.

As well, an Associate Degree in Communication Studies is also offered. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Communication Studies should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements. The following link will provide more information about the Associate Degree in Communication Studies.

You can find our SBVC Catalog page here: Communication Studies.

Thank you for visiting our web page. We look forward to seeing you in class!