New Internship Course

New Internship Course

Offered every semester
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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

Adjunct Professor Speaks to Elementary School

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Professor Lisa Coppoletta answers a question from a student at Tobia Elementary.

Students

Lisa Coppoletta, Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies, spoke to students at Tobia Elementary as part of Literacy Community Outreach in Kyle, TX. Professor Coppoletta’s topics included Native American artifacts, what an activist is, and how to become a good public speaker.

Communication Studies Major Sponsored to Attend “Get Smart” Conference

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Faydra Quinn, Communication Studies major, attending the “Get Smart” conference

Faydra Quinn was sponsored by the Communication Studies Department to attend the Women Communicators of Austin’s “Get Smart” Conference, held on October 26, 2018. Speaking about the conference, Faydra said, “Being able to meet and be around other women that share the same vision was an amazing experience for me.  The keynote speech given by Dr. Collette Burnette was very inspiring.  I loved so many of her quotes.  Her ‘Living out loud, Learn backward & Live forward, and the quieter you become, the more you hear’, are just a few that I will start to implement in my life.  This conference showed me that nothing is impossible and has reaffirmed my decision to continue my journey of personal development and self-discovery.  Thank you so much for this opportunity and I look forward to the attending many more Women Communicators of Austin events.”

COMMS Week Held Oct. 9 – 11, 2018

Events included the Pecha Kucha student speech contest on October 9, a Brown Bag workshop for faculty and staff on October 10, and Pecha Kucha Austin on October 11.

Internship Course for Fall 2018:

An internship course is available for Fall 2018. Learn more about this exciting opportunity here and on this one-sheet flyer.

Read about Emmin Chng’s experience as the first person to complete an internship in Communication Studies.

 

New 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.