2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

COM 155 Justice & Communication in Civic Life

3 hours 

This course provides freshmen with the opportunity to learn how engaged citizens have used public speaking to influence the outcomes of a range of political and social issues. Students in this class will also learn to use traditional and contemporary methods when presenting their ideas or influencing decisions. Learning to organize ideas and to argue or defend positions is crucial to the relationship between democracy, justice, and public service. Students will do a number of oral presentations as well as written work.




This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Justice and the Individual (100-level) area of the Gen Ed Program.

This course is a First Year Seminar and is restricted to Freshmen only.