Introduction to College Communication COMM 1161

On Campus

Our Introduction to College Communication course helps you develop the reading, writing, and critical-thinking skills you need for success in college-level courses, in the workplace, and in civic engagement. This college communication course requires you to engage in communication in a way that promotes academic integrity and improves your reading comprehension. Get the skills you need to identify and evaluate types of evidence, respond analytically to arguments using basic critical thinking strategies, and apply standard documentation style. Learn to plan and draft a variety of concise, coherent, and well-organized writing assignments that demonstrate an understanding of audience and purpose and then, with an emphasis on revision, practice the editing skills you need to improve your compositions.


This non-credit course is a prerequisite for our COMM 2017 Communicating Across Contexts (Online) course and other advanced communication courses. It is also equivalent to our now discontinued Skills for College English course.

Also check out our online course: COMM 1162 Introduction to College Communication (Online)


You must have completed the General English Assessment and score high enough to be assigned to Introduction to College Communication.

Additional Information

Disclaimer: Continuing Education courses do not have a intersession (reading) week.

Full Time Equivalent

COMM 1000

Hours and Fees





Course Sections

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back soon to see if we have developed additional schedules.
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