Communications Distance Courses

Andrews University manages the registration and provides the instruction and support for students taking Consortium classes.


Credits: 3

Study of the human communication process-including a multicultural perspective and the importance of diversity-focusing on interactions with oneself, with one other person, with a small group, and within public-speaking situations.
Transfer students, juniors, and seniors meet the General Education requirement by taking one of the following: COMM 320, 436 or 456. Communication majors who transfer in take COMM 320, 436, or 456.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902)
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus: Self-Paced Open Learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Emphasis is placed on interpersonal skills for the workplace. Students examine components of interpersonal communication such as listening, perception, managing conflict, etc., then apply specific strategies to build relationships.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902)
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus: Self-Paced Open Learning, others are similar

Credits: 3

Students examine the relationship between culture and communication and the ways culture influences values and perceptions. Discussion and activities help students develop and apply analytic and communication skills which enable them to interact with cultural sensitivity and communicate more effectively in intercultural, interethnic, and cross-gender contexts. Particularly useful for students in business, behavioral sciences, education, and theology.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902)
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus: Self-Paced Open Learning, others are similar

Credits: 3

An experiential study of groups in process within organizations for the purpose of problem-solving and team building. Students work in teams to plan and complete a service project during the semester.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902)
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus: Self-Paced Open Learning, others are similar

Credits: 3

A study of how media affects our popular culture and to critically assess the role of media in our lives. Beginning with the invention of mass communication and using culture as a thematic approach, students study the broad and overlapping media.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902)
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)