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Communication Studies

Communication Studies Overview

Join our classes to master effective communication in public speaking, community engagement, group dynamics, cross-cultural contexts, and persuasive communication in professional, familial, and personal relationships. Our courses prioritize active learning and align with our college's commitment to social justice. You will explore contemporary communication theories and hone your practical communication skills. These skills can be applied to your daily life in meaningful ways.

Watch the video on Let Your Life Speak!

Let Your Life Speak is a powerful and inspiring SJCC student speaking event that began in 2017. Students share their engaging life stories with a larger audience outside of the classroom, and this event has been hosted by Adobe in downtown San José for several years. Students can earn up to 1.0 unit (COMS098) of transferable credit by being a speaker. If you are curious about auditioning to become a Let Your Life Speak speaker, please contact Shelley Giacalone at Enjoy this 2023 highlights video!

Department Contacts

Communication Studies Advisory Board

For more information about the SJCC Communication Studies Advisory Board, please contact Shelley Giacalone at