Taking a course during CSU’s summer session offers wonderful benefits such as a significantly reduced course length, small class size, and more. Enrollment opens today! Just head to summer.colostate.edu to learn more.

Communication Studies is offering dozens of sections of classes this summer in four-, eight-, and 12-week terms from May 15 through August 6. If you’re on the fence about taking any of our courses this summer, consider the following benefits:

  • Concentrated, immersive learning. Unlike being enrolled in several classes at a time during a typical semester, you can exclusively study one subject at a time with the “deep dive” a 4-week summer course uniquely offers. This is an enriching way to focus your attention that’s just not possible during the school year.
  • Small classes with award-winning faculty. Take a core course requirement such as SPCM 201 – History and Theory of Rhetoric, which during the fall or spring semester seats 105 students, but during the summer seats just 40. Additionally, award-winning faculty also teach summer courses, from Monfort Professor Dr. Tom Dunn (teaching History and Theory of Rhetoric) to Faculty Excellence: 14’er winner Usama Alshaibi (teaching Communication and Popular Culture).
  • Learn from anywhere. Don’t let your schedule be a reason not to take a course this summer. Regardless of where you’re located, you can access many summer courses online.
  • Graduate early. That’s right. You can graduate sooner by participating in CSU Accelerated Programs and taking courses during the summer. Contact your Academic Support Coordinator to learn more or enroll.
  • Save money. Summer session is designed to be more affordable. CSU’s summer base tuition rate is 30% less than fall/spring tuition. Plus with flexible payment plans, prorated on-campus housing and dining costs, and plentiful opportunities for flexible on- and off-campus student employment, summer session is uniquely affordable. Learn more about CSU’s Summertime Savings here.

Visit Ramweb to register for summer courses, or scan the list below to view upcoming courses.

Communication Studies summer 2023 course offerings


Decorative image featuring text: "Communication Studies Courses May 15, 2023: Communication & Popular Culture, Relational & Organizational Communication, Public Speaking, Public Argumentation, Gender & Communication, Film & Social Change, Virtual Workplace Communication, History & Theory of Rhetoric" plus a cartoon image of a sun and a glass of lemonade.May 15 – June 11

  • SPCM 200 – Public Speaking with Beth Meyers-Bass
  • SPCM 357 – Film and Social Change ONLINEwith Dr. Carl Burgchardt
  • SPCM 479 – Communication Studies Capstone: Family Communication with Dr. Karyl Sabbath

May 15 – July 9

  • SPCM 100 – Communication and Popular Culture ONLINE with Kurtis North
  • SPCM 130 – Relational and Organizational Communication ONLINE with Dr. Karyl Sabbath
  • SPCM 200 – Public Speaking ONLINE with Elizabeth Sink
  • SPCM 200 – Public Speaking ONLINE with Mark Saunders
  • SPCM 207 – Public Argumentation ONLINE with Mark Saunders
  • SPCM 335 – Gender and Communication ONLINE with Dr. Katie Gibson
  • SPCM 378 – Virtual Workplace Communication ONLINE with Dr. Elizabeth Williams

June 12 – July 9Decorative image featuring text: "Communication Studies Courses June 12, 2023: Communication & Popular Culture, Public Speaking, Persuasion, Evaluating Contemporary Television, Film History: United States, Political Communication. July 10, 2023: History & Theory of Rhetoric" plus a cartoon image of a sun and a glass of lemonade.

  • SPCM 100 – Communication and Popular Culture with Cara Buckley
  • SPCM 200 – Public Speaking with Amanda Wright
  • SPCM 354B – Film History: United States with Dr. Scott Diffrient

June 12 – August 6

  • SPCM 100 – Communication and Popular Culture ONLINE with Usama Alshaibi
  • SPCM 200 – Public Speaking ONLINE with Beth Meyers-Bass
  • SPCM 337 – Persuasion ONLINE with TBD
  • SPCM 341 – Evaluating Contemporary Television ONLINE with Dr. Nick Marx
  • SPCM 420 – Political Communication ONLINE with Dr. Karrin Anderson

July 10 – August 6

  • SPCM 201 – History and Theory of Rhetoric with Dr. Tom Dunn


If you have an internship lined up for this summer, you can get course credit for that, too! For more information on internships for course credit, visit our Internships webpage or email our Internship Coordinator Dr. Karyl Sabbath at karyl.sabbath@colostate.edu.

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Again, head to summer.colostate.edu for more information, and log in to Ramweb to see what’s currently available. Happy studying!