Welcome to Lakeland Community College's department of communication studies.
The communications studies department strengthens students' informed, critical and analytical communication practices as collaborative members of a diverse, democratic society. The department extends students' communicative competencies with respect to presentations and interpersonal encounters by fostering self-reflection, ethical advocacy and responsible actions.
Our courses very often serve as launching points for students to the more specific studies of art history, philosophy, history and literature. Students are introduced to the basic building blocks of a variety of the liberal arts with the intention that this will aid not only in the determining of a more specific interest, but also in preparing the student for the rigors of the new discipline.
The messages evoked in the liberal arts are powerful ones indeed. They can convey new ideas, snap the bindings of suffocating prejudices, and sharpen one's ability to think clearly, creatively, and analytically. Humanities courses provide the keys necessary to unlock the door to a better understanding of the wonders of the arts, and in doing so, allow students the opportunity to participate in a life more enriched in the arts.