Contact Information

Admissions Team
admissions@inverhills.edu
Phone: 651-450-3000
Toll-free: 866-576-0689
Location: College Center

Frequently Asked Questions

1. "I need t o take a goal 1 class. Which Communication courses cover Goal 1?"

2. "I don't like public speaking. Am I required to give speeches to the whole class if I take Public Speaking?"

3. "If I am taking Public Speaking online, am I required to come on campus to give my speeches?"

4. How many speeches are required for the Public Speaking class?

5. What does Web-enhanced or hybrid mean?

6. Are there any prerequisites for any Communication courses?

7. "I am taking an online Communication class. What do I need to know about it?"

1. "I need to take a goal 1 class. Which Communication courses cover Goal 1?"

Public Speaking (COMM 1110), Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1100) and Small Group Communication (COMM 2230)

2. "I don't like public speaking. Am I required to give speeches to the whole class if I take Public Speaking?"

The short answer is, YES! Giving speeches in a public setting is required for this class, but don't worry, you will learn and develop skills to create speeches as well as skills to overcome and combat anxiety.

3. "If I am taking Public Speaking online, am I required to come on campus to give my speeches?"

Check with your instructor, but in most cases students come to campus 2 times during the semester to give their speeches.

4. "How many speeches are required for the Public Speaking class?"

Typically, students are required to give 4 speeches. Every student has to give one persuasive and one informative speech; the other 2 are left to the teacher's discretion.

5. "What does Web-enhanced or hybrid mean?"

For most classes in the Communication department, web-enhanced classes require 2/3rd time in the class and 1/3rd time online.

6. "Are there any prerequisites for any Communication courses?"

There are no prerequisites for Communication Courses.

7. "I am taking an online Communication class. What do I need to know about it?"

An online course is the same as its traditional course equivalent; however it is presented fully online. Note: Online Public Speaking classes will likely require you to attend 2 sessions on campus, please check with your instructor. Online courses offered in communication are not independent studies. You will have assignments due weekly and will be expected to work with groups. It is important to have the ability to navigate the D2L portal and be adept in using computers, Microsoft Word, E-mail etc. You should also expect to use Web 2.0 and other emerging technologies.