Speech Communications (COM) is a dynamic Humanities discipline that studies the way we communicate with each other. The TMCC Humanities Department offers speech classes that cover Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, and social issues such as the portrayal of people with disabilities in films.
COM courses teach vital communication skills, including public speaking, writing, small group communication and decision making, interpersonal communication, persuasive and argumentative speaking, use of evidence and analytical thinking.
COM classes fulfill degree requirements for many majors; but more importantly, they prepare students for careers in private business, politics, government, and education as well as making them more effective communicators and thinkers in all areas of life.
Communications skills are especially vital to attorneys, teachers, advertisers, and entertainers, but they are also vital in almost every job and career as well as in everyday life. Each day we apply principles of communication as we inform and persuade others, and others inform and persuade us.
While many of us take communication for granted, being able to communicate successfully requires skill. Good communication skills make us more successful in personal and career relationships.