Department of Communications

Chair: Sandra Cox
Phone: (435)283-7384
Email: sandra.cox@snow.edu 

Department Webpage: www.snow.edu/communication

Communication is an important skill to master for any area of employment.  Skills in communication relating to leadership, speaking, interpersonal awareness, group work, problem solving, conflict resolution, and media proficiency are frequently listed as the top skills employers are looking to have demonstrated in new hire resumes.  At Snow College, the Communication Department prepares students to apply the skills they learn from our courses to any field of study.  The department offers courses that fulfill general education requirements in three different areas:  Humanities (HU); Social Science (SS); and Fine Arts (FA).  In addition, students who major in Communication will find many courses offered at Snow College that transfer to most baccalaureate programs around the state.

The Department of Communication offers emphasis in Communication Studies, Broadcasting, or Journalism.  As Freshman and Sophomores, students receive professional resume building experiences through the student newspaper (Snowdrift), radio station (KAGJ), television (SNOW TV), and various public relations projects designed for local and campus partners.  In addition, the Communication Department offers various internship opportunities.  

Students working on presentations, media projects (such as websites or recordings) or other course related projects can visit the Communication Lab during posted operating hours.  The lab is located in the Lucy Phillips Building room 204.  Tutors are available to help students registered in any course on Snow College campus or online.  
Phone:  (435) 283-7678
Email:  snowcommunicationslab@gmail.com

Students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Broadcasting should contact Gary Chidester:   gary.chidester@snow.edu 435-283-7425.

Students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Journalism should contact Sandra Cox:  sandra.cox@snow.edu 435-283-7384.

Students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Communication Studies should contact Malynda Bjerregaard: malynda.bjerregaard@snow.edu  435-283-7423 or stop by the Communication Lab during operating hours in Lucy Phillips Building room 204.

Outcomes:

The general education courses offered by the communication department will align with the essential learning outcomes established by Snow College.  Students who complete general education requirements with courses in communication will learn skills pertaining to Humanities (HU), Social Science (SS), and Fine Arts (FA).  

Humanities (HU) courses fulfilled through the communication discipline include Mass Media (COMM 1500) and Introduction to Communication (COMM 1010).  The general education objectives in these courses include:

Social Science (SS) courses fulfilled through the communication discipline include Intercultural Communication (COMM 2150).  The general education objectives in these courses include:

Fine Arts (FA) courses fulfilled through the communication discipline include Public Speaking (COMM 1020) and Oral Interpretation of Literature (COMM 2070).  The general education objectives in these courses include:

In addition, all communication courses offered in the Snow College Communication Department ask students to meet the following objectives: