Advanced Communication

Advanced communication courses are upper-level courses that emphasize written, oral, visual, and electronic communication. These courses are the responsibility of the Advanced Communication Committee in the Department of English.

What are Advanced Communication Courses?

Advanced communication courses are upper-level courses that emphasize written, oral, visual, and electronic communication, which include but are not limited to English 213, 302, 309, 313, 314, 413, 415,and 416.

What is the Advanced Communication Committee?

The Advanced Communication Committee (ACC), a standing committee in the Department of English, is chaired by the Director of Advanced Communication who is responsible for the advanced communication courses in the Department of English. Advanced Communication at ISU includes large-enrollment courses such as English 302 Business Communication and English 314 Technical Communication as well as more than a half-dozen other courses. Although the enrollment varies from year to year, approximately 4,000 ISU students enroll annually in 302 and 314, and fewer enroll in the other advanced communication courses.

What does the Advanced Communication Committee do?

The Advanced Communication Committee makes decisions about policies and practices concerning advanced communication course objectives and outcomes, TA/lecturer training, faculty development, test-outs, transfer credits, textbook adoptions, resources materials, and related matters. The Advanced Communication Committee membership represents those teaching advanced communication, so it includes tenured/tenure-line faculty, adjunct faculty, lecturers, and PhD teaching assistants. The ACC committee sponsors this website to inform faculty and students about policies and practices.