Communication Studies Department

Students in hallway

Communication Studies Department

The Communication Studies Department at Anoka-Ramsey focuses on building student skills which are used every day to connect thought and language, maintain relationships, obtain employment, and advance rank, regardless of one’s field. Communication Studies is an essential component for any major of study and a stepping stone to help ensure a successful career pathway. Our students benefit from engaging in an assortment of interpersonal and intercultural communication settings which give them the tools to succeed in any workplace environment.

Who We Are

Faculty in the Communication Studies Department are outstanding teachers and expert communicators, with professional experience across the communication spectrum. Students gain the tools and confidence needed to succeed in any workplace by learning to communicate effectively in a variety of interpersonal and intercultural settings.

Course Descriptions
Department Directory
Admissions | 763-433-1300
Dean Hannah Oliha-Donaldson |

Degrees & Certificates We Offer

The Communication Studies Degree & Transfer Pathway focuses on coursework in the following communication areas: interpersonal, intercultural, small group and public speaking. This program guarantees transfer into specific designated majors at the universities within Minnesota State.

  • The Communication Studies Department provide a rich climate for the study of communication as all classrooms are equipped with Internet computer access and have software available for media-based presentations. In addition, we offer video cameras to assist students with personal speech examination and feedback analysis. Using these technologies, students learn how to organize and present a variety of speeches while gaining the necessary skills to be confident, articulate professionals. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities such as fully-seated, web-enhanced (hybrid) and online courses.

    Faculty members also use D2L Brightspace, a complete web-based tool compiled of teaching and learning alternatives used for course development and maintenance. Using D2L Brightspace allows instructors to creatively arrange their classes according to individual teaching approaches while preserving the integrity of classroom discussion and cooperative spirit.

More About The Department

The Communication Studies Department uses media tools, feedback analysis and other techniques to strengthen students' communications abilities, including:

  • Writing and presentation skills
  • Interviewing
  • Interpersonal/relationship skills
  • Leadership and management
  • Public Speaking
  • Conflict Management
  • Consulting skills

Meet Our Students and Alumni