Communication Studies offers a variety of classes in the field of communication for both traditional and non-traditional students. Our classes provide both practical life experience as well as transfer credits to four-year institutions, including Humanities credit toward the MACRAO agreement. We provide a flexible schedule for classes, offering weekday times as well as evening and weekend classes. Communication Studies classes are also offered at a variety of sites around west Michigan, both at the downtown campus and at the various satellite campuses.
Our classes offer both a theoretical and practical approach to communication, with classes, assignments and exercises designed to enhance communication skills, including relationship-building, self-awareness, perspective-taking, active listening, an appreciation of cultures, verbal and nonverbal communication and conflict management skills. Our goal is to provide learning that assists students with both their interpersonal and professional relationships, to enhance both their quality of life and career success and to build a foundation for further study in the field.
For information on academic or career pursuits in the Communication field, check out the website for the National Communication Association: www.natcom.org
Academic Advising Details and Schedule
GRCC registration start dates for the Winter 2017 term are as follows:
Current GRCC students with 12 credits or more - Tuesday, Oct. 11
GRCC students with 0-12 credits - Wednesday, Oct. 13
New GRCC students - Tuesday Oct. 18
Communication Studies faculty will be available for one-on-one academic advising on the following days and times in the department offices in Main 317:
Monday, Oct. 10: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you have questions regarding Communication Studies classes, or if you want to discuss career options related to Communication, please feel free to stop by 317 Main. No appointment is necessary
Communication Studies Course Offerings
-COM 131 -Fundamentals of Public Speaking – Offered Fall, Winter, Summer
-COM 135 -Interpersonal Communication – Offered Fall, Winter, Summer
-COM 235 -Gender and Communication – Offered Fall, Winter
-COM 236 -Intercultural Communication – Offered Fall, Winter
-COM 250 -Organizational Communication – Winter
-JR 266 -Fundamentals of Public Relations – Offered Winter term
Note: For more information on communication classes offered, or careers in the communication field, stop into the Communication Studies offices in the Main Building, room 317.
Contact Information for Communication Studies Full-time Faculty:
- Dennis Sutton: Office: Main 317 Phone: 616-234-4606
- Tamara Scott: Office: Main 317 Phone: 616-234-4363
- Mary Lucas: Office: Main 321 Phone: 616- 234-3604