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Susan Kilgard, Professor of Communications

Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, Maryland 21012

Phone: 410-777-2291
Office: Humanities #203 E

B.A. (Political Science/International Relations), University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992
M.M.C. (Mass Communications--Public Relations), Arizona State University, 1995
Ph.D. (Organizational Communication), Arizona State University, 1999 

How we can meet each other:   

COM 110 (Intro to Interpersonal Communication)
This introductory course examines the process of communication on a one-to-one level. We explore concepts such as how our identities as individuals are shaped, how perception and emotions influence communication, how language and nonverbal messages affect communication, and how relationships are formed, maintained, and sometimes terminated based on communication styles. Evaluation consists of chapter tests and assignments, and lectures are broken up by activities and discussions that demonstrate connections to our own relationships. E-mail me for a sample syllabus! 

COM 111 (Fundamentals of Oral Communication)
Often referred to as "public speaking," this basic course is required in many programs of study. Students learn to create detailed outlines based on thorough research, analyze audiences, and deliver speeches effectively and confidently. This course requires a great deal of library research, methods of which are taught in class, in the textbook, and in library instruction sessions. Evaluation consists primarily of tests and speeches. Join us in this entertaining but challenging course and find out how powerful your voice can be! E-mail me for a sample syllabus! 

COM 141 (Group Communication and Leadership)
Recently returned to the schedule, this course examines the behavior and communication of people within group systems.  Course content includes leadership and creative problem solving and is applicable to task groups of all kinds.  Group projects and a film follow each unit of study, and evaluation is based on tests, individual assignments, and participation in projects.    Note that this class requires no group meetings outside of class, and there are no group grades.  Email me for a sample syllabus!

COM 200 (Intercultural Communication)
Join us in a fast-paced and intriguing exploration of other cultures and the process of communicating between members of them. Students often say they learn about themselves and their senses of cultural identity just as much as they learn about far-away worlds. This course involves a great deal of in-class discussion and group work, video explorations of other cultures, and lectures on textbook and concepts. Evaluation is based on tests, homework assignments, and an application project based on either film and book analyses or a service learning project. E-mail me for a sample syllabus!