In the spring of 2008, the Freshman Leadership Program and the Department of Communication Studies began a partnership for FLP students to take a Communication Studies course together. Over the past few years FLP set a goal to have an academic component to the program and we are pleased to partner with the Department of Communication Studies.
COM 152: Civic Engagement Through Public Communication
FLP students are enrolled into an introductory level Communication Studies course together during their first semester, COM 152: Civic Engagement Through Public Communication. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the process by which citizens formulate and deliver informed, sound, ethical, and sensitive messages in their communities. The course focuses on fostering public speaking skills in students so that they may become agents of change on specific issues. FLP students will be encouraged to consider COM 152 as a pathway to completion of their Community Activism requirement. COM 152 facilitates discovery, exploration, and presentation of an issue of concern in the public forum. Thus, COM 152 provides an opportunity for FLP students to concentrate efforts on their Community Activism project early in the year.
All FLP participants will take the course and will automatically be enrolled in the course before receiving registration materials early in the summer. The course also fulfills part of the Core E course requirements for all three main undergraduate colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, and the School of Nursing. Please contact your academic advisor or admissions counselor if you have questions about the Core Requirements at Creighton.
Mrs. Laura Gill and Dr. Sheri Schuler from the Department of Communication Studies, teach the course sections that FLP students are enrolled in. they are excited to have the opportunity to teach the best and brightest freshmen leaders at Creighton!