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Human Communications

Human Communication COMM 1100 with Allison Hattaway - CRN 80329 & CRN 81330

  • Full session
  • Synchronous weekly meetings (mostly through Zoom) with 6 scheduled on campus meetings on Floyd campus
  • Textbook required ($30 electronic rental copy also available from GHC bookstore)
  • Zoom Required

This section of Human Communication allows students to progress with work largely at their own pace, but also provides synchronous weekly meetings on campus and through Zoom. Students seeking a course with a blend of face-to-face meetings, synchronous Zoom meetings, and independent work time within D2L should find this course design a good fit.

Students are required to attend a minimum of six face-to-face meetings during which the course is introduced and speeches are presented to the class. These meetings are currently scheduled for 8/20, 10/1, 10/22, 10/29, 11/19, and 12/3 but are subject to change with advanced notice by instructor. All other class meetings will be held synchronously via Zoom. Students must have technology skills, including competence with D2L, a computer and reliable internet connection, a way to create a short digital video clip, MS Word, the ability work independently with good time management, and must successfully complete the required syllabus/orientation quiz given at the beginning of the semester.

I am readily available to answer questions by email within D2L or at ahattawa@highlands.edu. I will also be easily accessible by phone or Zoom if you prefer.

COMM 1100 (Hybrid) Human Communication with Travice Obas – CRN 80842, 80843, 81331, & 81332

  • One Weekly Face to Face Class Meeting
  • Content Available on D2L
  • Textbook Required
  • Cartersville Campus

This COMM 1100 is a hybrid course which includes both an online and in-class portion. For more information please contact Travice Baldwin Obas at tobas@highlands.edu.

Human Communication COMM 1100 with Steve Stuglin – CRN 80847

  • Full session
  • Douglasville Campus
  • Face to Face classes
  • Digital Textbook Available

This face to face section of Human Communication allows students to gain proficiency in several forms of practical communication while completing the Area B Communication requirement. Students who prefer some interaction with other students and an instructor will find this section a good choice, while we also take precautions to protect your health: Small class size puts fewer people in the same room and social distancing will be practiced throughout the semester of in-person meetings on campus. I am readily available at sstuglin@highlands.edu and respond to emails.

Human Communication COMM 1100 with Steve Stuglin – CRN 80848 & 80849

  • Full session
  • Fully Online
  • Zoom and Google Hangout sessions available
  • Digital Textbook Available

This online section of Human Communication allows students to gain proficiency in several forms of practical communication while completing the Area B Communication requirement. Students will find content in D2L and in the required textbook, available in various formats, including as an electronic rental copy for $30 from the GHC Bookstore and also available at most online book retailers. The course design allows students to progress with work largely at their own pace, but also provides some synchronous options (Zoom, Google Hangouts) for students comfortable with video chat that want some live interaction with other students and an instructor. Content will be organized into modules in our online classroom, with separate submodules for written lectures, readings, supplemental materials, and assignments. I am readily available at sstuglin@highlands.edu and respond to emails on the same day. I am also available by Google Hangout (prof.steve.stuglin@gmail.com) and by Zoom for individual assistance. No in-person/campus attendance is required for this course.

Human Communication COMM 1100 with Allison Hattaway - CRN 80853 & CRN 80855

  • Full session
  • Synchronous weekly meetings (mostly through Zoom) with 6 scheduled on campus meetings on Floyd campus
  • Textbook required ($30 electronic rental copy also available from GHC bookstore)
  • Zoom Required

This section of Human Communication allows students to progress with work largely at their own pace, but also provides synchronous weekly meetings on campus and through Zoom. Students seeking a course with a blend of face-to-face meetings, synchronous Zoom meetings, and independent work time within D2L should find this course design a good fit.

Students are required to attend a minimum of six face-to-face meetings during which the course is introduced and speeches are presented to the class. These meetings are currently scheduled for 8/18, 9/29, 10/20, 10/27, 11/17, and 12/1 but are subject to change with advanced notice by instructor. All other class meetings will be held synchronously via Zoom. Students must have technology skills, including competence with D2L, a computer and reliable internet connection, a way to create a short digital video clip, MS Word, the ability work independently with good time management, and must successfully complete the required syllabus/orientation quiz given at the beginning of the semester.

I am readily available to answer questions by email within D2L or at ahattawa@highlands.edu. I will also be easily accessible by phone or Zoom if you prefer.

Human Communication Comm 1100 with Tom Earp – CRN 80854

  • Full Term
  • Zoom Required
  • E-Classroom
  • Textbook Required

This course is an e-Classroom and will be delivered as a virtual classroom experience via Zoom for live, interactive, and participative learning, instruction, and coaching. The class will meet live (virtually) once a week via Zoom with additional course assignments, instruction and materials delivered via D2L to help students stay on track. In addition to class meetings, I will be available for office hours via Zoom to meet student needs. I will also make myself available via email and messaging as needed.

Students must have a reliable computer and internet connection as well as technology skills including, but not limited to, competence with D2L, Office 365, Zoom, MS Word and video recording and uploading. The required textbook Essential Communication (2nd edition), Adler, R., Rodman, C., & DuPre’, A. The textbook is required and can be purchased as a hard copy or it can be rented or purchased as an e-book for easier access and lower cost.

Human Communication Comm 1100 with Amy Gandolfi - CRN 81262, 81518

  • Full Session
  • Fully Online
  • Online Tests and Discussions Required
  • Textbook Required

This online class will introduce students to various forms of communication: verbal, nonverbal, intercultural, business, interpersonal, and public. An accompanying textbook is required. Additional outside materials will be provided. The majority of work will be done independently by students through assignments and discussion posts on D2L; however, there will be a handful of planned Zoom sessions throughout the semester during which three different speeches will be presented. Exams will be given via the “Quizzes” feature in D2L. Self-motivated learners who can plan their study time, who ask questions, and who apply themselves fully will do well in this course. I will establish open office hours via Zoom once the term starts, and I am always available through Navigate, email, or text.

Human Communication Comm 1100 with Amy Gandolfi - CRN 80884

  • 4th Session (Sept 8 - Dec 7)
  • Fully Online
  • Online Tests and Discussions Required
  • Textbook Required

This late start, 13-week online class will introduce students to various forms of communication: verbal, nonverbal, intercultural, business, interpersonal, and public. An accompanying textbook is required. Additional outside materials will be provided. The majority of work will be done independently by students through assignments and discussion posts on D2L; however, there will be a handful of planned Zoom sessions throughout the semester during which two different speeches will be presented. Exams will be given via the “Quizzes” feature in D2L. Self-motivated learners who can plan their study time, who ask questions, and who apply themselves fully will do well in this course. I will establish open office hours via Zoom once the term starts, and I am always available through Navigate, email, or text.

Human Communication COMM 1100 with Dana Pergrem - CRN 80890

  • Full session
  • Fully Online and Asynchronous
  • Two Mandatory Zoom Meetings for Speeches
  • Textbook

This class is fully online in D2L with no class meetings. Students are required to attend two Zoom meetings during which speeches are presented to the class. The exact online meeting days/times will be determined and made available later, but expect sessions around Sept 28 & Oct 29, so plan accordingly. Major assignments include speeches and tests, along with weekly discussion boards. I am a very experienced online professor, and Weekly Course Updates, along with a complete course calendar (provided at the beginning of the semester), keep students on track. Students must have technology skills, including competence with D2L, a computer and reliable internet connection, a way to create a short digital video clip, MS Word, the ability work independently with good time management, and must successfully complete the required syllabus/orientation quiz given in D2L at the beginning of the semester. Aside from the two mandatory Zoom meetings, this class is asynchronous, allowing students to complete the work at a time that best suits their own schedules (as long as they adhere due dates). I am readily available to answer questions by email at dpergrem@highlands.edu, or by Zoom if you prefer. *This class originally had an in-person class meeting but due to COVID concerns this has been changed to an additional Zoom meeting.

 Human Communication COMM 1100 with Dana Pergrem - CRN 80891

  • Full session
  • Fully Online and Asynchronous
  • Two Mandatory Zoom Meetings for Speeches
  • Textbook

This class is fully online in D2L with no class meetings. Students are required to attend two Zoom meetings during which speeches are presented to the class. The exact online meeting days/times will be determined and made available later, but expect sessions around Sept 28 & Oct 30, so plan accordingly. Major assignments include speeches and tests, along with weekly discussion boards. I am a very experienced online professor, and Weekly Course Updates, along with a complete course calendar (provided at the beginning of the semester), keep students on track. Students must have technology skills, including competence with D2L, a computer and reliable internet connection, a way to create a short digital video clip, MS Word, the ability work independently with good time management, and must successfully complete the required syllabus/orientation quiz given in D2L at the beginning of the semester. Aside from the two mandatory Zoom meetings, this class is asynchronous, allowing students to complete the work at a time that best suits their own schedules (as long as they adhere due dates). I am readily available to answer questions by email at dpergrem@highlands.edu, or by Zoom if you prefer. *This class originally had an in-person class meeting but due to COVID concerns this has been changed to an additional Zoom meeting.

Human Communication COMM 1100 with Dana Pergrem - CRN 80892

  • Full session
  • Fully Online and Asynchronous
  • Two Mandatory Zoom Meetings for Speeches
  • Textbook

This class is fully online in D2L with no class meetings. Students are required to attend two Zoom meetings during which speeches are presented to the class. The exact online meeting days/times will be determined and made available later, but expect sessions around Sept 29 & Oct 27, so plan accordingly. Major assignments include speeches and tests, along with weekly discussion boards. I am a very experienced online professor, and Weekly Course Updates, along with a complete course calendar (provided at the beginning of the semester), keep students on track. Students must have technology skills, including competence with D2L, a computer and reliable internet connection, a way to create a short digital video clip, MS Word, the ability work independently with good time management, and must successfully complete the required syllabus/orientation quiz given in D2L at the beginning of the semester. Aside from the two mandatory Zoom meetings, this class is asynchronous, allowing students to complete the work at a time that best suits their own schedules (as long as they adhere due dates). I am readily available to answer questions by email at dpergrem@highlands.edu, or by Zoom if you prefer.

Human Communication COMM 1100 with Dana Pergrem - CRN 80894

  • Full session
  • Fully Online and Asynchronous
  • Two Mandatory Zoom Meetings for Speeches
  • Textbook

This class is fully online in D2L with no class meetings. Students are required to attend two Zoom meetings during which speeches are presented to the class. The exact online meeting days/times will be determined and made available later, but expect sessions around Sept 30 & Oct 28, so plan accordingly. Major assignments include speeches and tests, along with weekly discussion boards. I am a very experienced online professor, and Weekly Course Updates, along with a complete course calendar (provided at the beginning of the semester), keep students on track. Students must have technology skills, including competence with D2L, a computer and reliable internet connection, a way to create a short digital video clip, MS Word, the ability work independently with good time management, and must successfully complete the required syllabus/orientation quiz given in D2L at the beginning of the semester. Aside from the two mandatory Zoom meetings, this class is asynchronous, allowing students to complete the work at a time that best suits their own schedules (as long as they adhere due dates). I am readily available to answer questions by email at dpergrem@highlands.edu, or by Zoom if you prefer.

Human Communication COMM 1100 with Dana Pergrem - CRN 80896

  • Full session
  • Fully Online and Asynchronous
  • Two Mandatory Zoom Meetings for Speeches
  • Textbook

This class is fully online in D2L with no class meetings. Students are required to attend two Zoom meetings during which speeches are presented to the class. The exact online meeting days/times will be determined and made available later, but expect AM and PM sessions around Oct 1 & Oct 29, so plan accordingly. Major assignments include speeches and tests, along with weekly discussion boards. I am a very experienced online professor, and Weekly Course Updates, along with a complete course calendar (provided at the beginning of the semester), keep students on track. Students must have technology skills, including competence with D2L, a computer and reliable internet connection, a way to create a short digital video clip, MS Word, the ability work independently with good time management, and must successfully complete the required syllabus/orientation quiz given in D2L at the beginning of the semester. Aside from the two mandatory Zoom meetings, this class is asynchronous, allowing students to complete the work at a time that best suits their own schedules (as long as they adhere due dates). I am readily available to answer questions by email at dpergrem@highlands.edu, or by Zoom if you prefer.

Comm 1100 (Online) Human Communication with Travice Obas - CRN 81279, 81280

  • Fully Online
  • Textbook Required
  • No Class Meetings

This class will focus on various forms of communication: verbal, nonverbal, intercultural, business, interpersonal, and public speaking. An accompanying textbook is required. Additional outside materials will be provided. A significant amount of work for this class will be done independently by students through discussions and activities on D2L. Online participation will be critical to succeed in this class. Online class participation will include supplemental materials designed to enhance the material in the text, as well as group activities, speech presentations, and other assignments intended to encourage various forms of communication.

Comm 1110 Public Speaking with Steve Stuglin – CRN 80850

  • Full session
  • Fully Online
  • Zoom and Google Hangout sessions available
  • Digital Textbook Available

This online section of Public Speaking allows students to gain proficiency in preparing, delivering, and analyzing several forms of public speeches. Students will find content in D2L and in the required textbook, available in various formats, including as an electronic rental copy for $56 from the GHC Bookstore and also available at most online book retailers. The course design allows students to progress with work largely at their own pace, but also provides some synchronous options (Zoom, Google Hangouts) for students comfortable with video chat that want some live interaction with other students and an instructor. Content will be organized into modules in our online classroom, with separate submodules for written lectures, readings, supplemental materials, and assignments. I am readily available at sstuglin@highlands.edu and respond to emails on the same day. I am also available by Google Hangout (prof.steve.stuglin@gmail.com) and by Zoom for individual assistance. No in-person/campus attendance is required for this course.

COMM 1110 Public Speaking with Travice Obas – CRN 81216

  • Fully Online
  • Textbook Required
  • No Class Meetings

COMM 1110 is a fully online course. For more information please contact Travice Baldwin Obas at tobas@highlands.edu.

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication COMM 2105 with Dana Pergrem - CRN 80896

  • Full session
  • Fully Online and Asynchronous
  • Two Mandatory Zoom Meetings
  • Textbook

This class is fully online in D2L with no class meetings. Students are required to attend two Zoom meetings. The exact online meeting days/times will be determined and made available later, but expect sessions around Oct 1 & Oct 29, so plan accordingly. Major assignments include projects and tests, along with weekly discussion boards. I am a very experienced online professor, and Weekly Course Updates, along with a complete course calendar (provided at the beginning of the semester), keep students on track. Students must have technology skills, including competence with D2L, a computer and reliable internet connection, a way to create a short digital video clip, MS Word, the ability work independently with good time management, and must successfully complete the required syllabus/orientation quiz given in D2L at the beginning of the semester. Aside from the two mandatory Zoom meetings, this class is asynchronous, allowing students to complete the work at a time that best suits their own schedules (as long as they adhere due dates). I am readily available to answer questions by email at dpergrem@highlands.edu, or by Zoom if you prefer.

Mass Media

COMM 2230 (Online) Mass Media with Travice Obas – CRN 80899

  • Fully Online
  • Textbook Required
  • No Class Meetings

COMM 2230 is a fully online course. For more information please contact Travice Baldwin Obas at tobas@highlands.edu.