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Communications Studies

Fine Arts, Communication and Humanities Guided Pathway Division

The degree provides students with a thorough foundation in the theory and practice of communication studies. This is achieved through a variety of courses that serve to develop personal, business, and professional communication skills in individual, interpersonal, and group situations, along with skills in research, organization, critical thinking, argumentation, and forensics. Students will demonstrate their proficiency through performance, class projects, research papers, objective tests, critiques, and competitions.

Program Learning Outcomes: 

Upon success completion of the degree program, students will be able to:

  • Conduct sound research and describe and demonstrate basic concepts of rhetorical theory related to ethos, pathos, and logos.
  • Explain the symbolic nature of communication and how culture influences communication in individual, group, and business interactions.
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in verbal and non-verbal communication skills in speech and forensics settings.

Course Catalog (webpage)

Major Preparation Work Sheet (Counseling webpage)


Contact Information


Dr. Rebekah Blonshine
Dean of Student Success
rblonshine@compton.edu
310-900-1600, ext. 2235
L-SSC, Room 103

Dr. Valerie Woodward
Division Chair - FACH
vwoodward@compton.edu
310-900-1600, ext. 2239
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Communication Studies Faculty

Mindora Moldoveanu
Communication Studies Faculty
mmoldoveanu@compton.edu

Liza Rios
Communications Studies Faculty
lrios@compton.edu

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