Designed for students who intend to continue their education beyond the associate’s level, this course emphasizes writing and communication skills to help students succeed in upper level college courses. This writing intensive seminar puts equal emphasis on process and product, giving students the opportunity to develop metacognitive abilities and improve interpersonal communication skills. Through this survey course focusing on the application of communication principles and theories, students will develop public speaking, interpersonal, intrapersonal and group communication skills. Through an in-depth look at self-concept, verbal and nonverbal language and listening skills, students gain an increased awareness of the way they perceive themselves and others as well as the cultural and ethical implications of behavior. Coursework includes a variety of speeches, exercises and writing assignments.