PSEO Communication Courses
Public Communication - COM 1515 - 3 credits (Crown College)
Instructor: Cristen Schmalz
Class Type: One semester online course offered spring semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half face-to-face with a qualified course selected by WEST and approved by Crown. The rest of the weekly activities for classes are online, led by one of Crown’s online faculty members. This option gives students the opportunity to get support from a familiar homeschool course assistant while taking a high quality online course under the guidance of a credentialed faculty member from Crown. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.
Course Description: This course provides the student with an introduction to the theory of the communication process. Topics include analyzing a target audience, organizing material, preparing an effective method of delivery, and developing informative and persuasive speeches. Each student will deliver speeches that are video taped and evaluated.
- All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown College by MN PSEO funding.
- Adjunct professors are paid by Crown College.
- Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
- WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.