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New Internship Course

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Our courses

Our courses

teach more than just public speaking skills
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New Communication Studies course

New Communication Studies course

for Health Science majors
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Communication skills

Communication skills

are the key to success
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Welcome to ACC Communication Studies

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Do You Have a Story to Tell? Enter the Student PechaKucha Speech Contest to Share It.

Deadline for Entries is Friday, October 11, 2019, at 5:00 PM

This year’s theme is “This I Believe.” For more information, see this flyer.

List of 4 events for COMMS Week - speech contest, brown bag, career forum, PechaKuchaSave the Dates for 4 Events in COMMS Week 2019

For more information, visit our COMMS Week page or see this flyer.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 7-9 PM – Pecha Kucha Student Speech Contest – HLC 4000 downstairs

Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 12-1 PM – Faculty and Staff Brown Bag – 7 locations- HBC, HLC, NRG, RRC, RVS, SAC, SVC – More informationRegister here

Thursday, Oct. 17, from 12-1 PM – Career Forum: Communication in Careers – HLC 1101 + Livestream

Thursday, Oct. 17, doors at 7:20 PM – Pecha Kucha with Austin Art Alliance, Symphony Square, 1111 Red River Street, Austin, TX  78701 

Communication Studies Goes Social

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In Fall 2019, ACC’s Communication Department joined Facebook and Instagram. Join the conversation by liking us on Facebook and following us on Instagram.

Get communication tips from #miscommunicationmondays,  #techtuesdays, and #triviathursdays.




Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Stringer, eFaculty of the Year & NISOD Excellence Award Winner

Dr. Stringer’s video for Interpersonal Communication is showcased at the ACC Awards Dinner

Dr. Jeff Stringer, Professor of Communication Studies, was awarded eFaculty of the Year and the NISOD Excellence Award at the ACC Awards Dinner held April 18, 2019.

The NISOD Excellence Awards were established in 1991 to provide NISOD-member colleges with an opportunity to recognize individuals doing extraordinary work on their campuses.

The eFaculty of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding ACC Faculty member who has creatively utilized appropriate Internet-based technologies to teach online and/or hybrid courses at ACC. The recipient designed and taught one or more online or hybrid courses with an imaginative approach, well-designed course materials, instructional strategies, and a demonstrated rapport with the course participants.

Department Mission Statement:

Our mission as the Department of Communication Studies is to provide students and members of our college community with greater competence in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking settings, and to create awareness about the critical importance of mastering these skills and adapting them to diverse audiences in their personal and professional lives.