At Central New Mexico Community College, Comm 2221 is the Communication Studies 2221: Interpersonal Communication course. At Columbus State Community College it is the Public Relations Writing and Media Technology course.
Communication Studies 2221: Interpersonal Communication is a course that focuses on relationships, non-verbal communication, language and emotion. It is a foundation course that opens doors to a variety of other communication courses offered by Central New Mexico Community College. Students participate in oral exams, quizzes, essays, community speeches and panel presentations.
Instructors teaching this class evaluate each student's ability to communicate properly, respond in a non-defensive manner and see things from a different perspective. This process typically involves oral and written exams, as well as role-playing. Students taking Comm 2221 must have taken English 1011 and Reading 1100 or the equivalent as prerequisites prior to registration.
At Columbus State Community College, the Public Relations Writing and Media Technology course teaches students professional-level writing techniques that are directly related to the public relations career field. This course develops the student's ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through multiple media platforms; it also covers ethical and legal issues. English 1100 is a prerequisite. The course is offered autumn and spring terms.