Academics

Communication – General Communication

Communication is the most significant tool of humankind. In various forms, communication is all around us and constitutes the basis for all human interaction. Courses at Illinois Central College are designed to allow the student to explore both the practical and creative natures of communication as it relates to the world in which we live. Illinois Central College provides two approaches to the study of communication - the General Communication Studies option and the Public Relations option. As a natural outgrowth and extension of communication classes, Illinois Central College's Forensic Union/Speech Team offers interested students the opportunity to participate in an intercollegiate forensic program, which has achieved several national championships. Students completing the Public Relations option should consider elective courses in business, marketing, or political science.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATH 111GENERAL EDUCATION STATISTICS 3
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE *7
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
COMM 113BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING 3
COMM 115INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS 3
COMM 120INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 203SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 204INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 212PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
COMM 245INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION THEORY 3
MCOMM 113INTRODUCTION TO RADIO, TV, AND EMERGING MEDIA 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1COMM 110; COMM 120; ENGL 110; Fine Arts; Social Science
Spring Semester 1COMM 203; ENGL 111; MCOMM 113; Life Science
Fall Semester 2 COMM 113; COMM 115; COMM 212; COMM 245; Physical Science; Social Science
Spring Semester 2COMM 204; MATH 111; Humanities; Humanities/Fine Arts; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department
Room 124A
(309)694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training