West Shore Community College Catalog 2021-2022 
    Feb 28, 2024  
West Shore Community College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Communications pathway  is designed for students who wish to explore and prepare for a wide range of transfer options. With a focus on writing and speaking for different audiences and purposes, as well as using current technologies to maximize the impact of their message, students pursuing the Communications pathway will be well-positioned to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a professional writer or communications specialist.

In developing academic and professional communication skills, students will learn how to collect, analyze, and present information in a variety of forms. Specifically, this pathway will provide skills much in demand in most workplaces, including oral presentations, audience analysis, listening, decision making, verbal and non-verbal communication, intercultural awareness, interpersonal communication, and group communication dynamics.

The value of strong communication skills cannot be overestimated in its importance in any successful career. Few professions exist in which effective writing, speaking, and listening are not highly valued. Students following this pathway will gain a solid foundation for pursuing a wide range of career options and furthering their education in Communications, English, or a related field, such as those listed below:


Creative writing


Technical writing 

Editing and publishing

Digital production

Journalism and broadcasting

Marketing and public relations

Business and management

Politics and law

Pathway Advisor:

Veronica Jabrocki, vnjabrocki@westshore.edu or to make an appt: https://calendly.com/veronicajabrocki

Faculty Mentors:
  • Jennifer Lundberg Anders - Composition, Speech Communications
  • John Wolff - Composition, Literature
  • Sean Henne - Composition, Literature
  • Jodi Radloff - Composition, Writing Center Director


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