Language and Communication


The Language and Communication Division houses three departments:  English, Foreign Language, and Speech. These departments’ course offerings fulfill three Cisco College core curriculum component areas as defined and required by the 
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:    

Communication
developing ideas and expressing them clearly, considering the effect of the message, fostering understanding, and building the skills needed to communicate persuasively.  Courses designated within this core curriculum component area involve the command of oral, aural, written, and visual literacy skills that enable people to exchange messages appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience. 

Language, Philosophy, and Culture
studying how ideas, values, beliefs, and other aspects of culture express and affect humane experience.  Courses designated within this core curriculum component area involve the exploration of ideas that foster aesthetic and intellectual creation in order to understand the human condition across cultures. 

Creative Arts
the appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts and works of the human imagination.  Courses involve the synthesis and interpretation of artistic expression and enable critical, creative, and innovative communication about works of art.

English, Foreign Language, and Speech classes are offered year round, including summer sessions and 12-day mini-mesters in May, July and December. Day, evening, online, and hybrid courses are available in order to accommodate a variety of scheduling needs. College level courses are transferable and may be applied towards a four-year bachelor's degree, a two year associate's degree or a technical certificate program.

For additional information about English, Foreign Language, and Speech classes, please visit the department pages linked below, consult the
Cisco College Catalog or contact the Division Chair: 

Angie Cook
AEC Office:  53A
Office Phone:  325.794.4426
Email: angie.cook@cisco.edu


English
The English Department offers composition/rhetoric, writing, and literature courses focusing on student mastery of the critical thinking, writing, research and analysis skills needed to succeed in business and academic environments. 

Foreign Language
The Foreign Language Department offers first and second year courses in French, German and Spanish. Students learn to read and speak the language and to appreciate the myriad cultures represented. 

Speech
The Speech Department offers three communication courses, Public Speaking, Business and Professional Speaking, and Discussion and Small Group Communication. These courses satisfy the core curriculum communication requirement for an Associate's degree and transfer to most universities. 


Place to Cook
A Publication of Creative Expression by the students of Cisco College
In collaboration with the Cisco College Creative Writing Club, Photography Club, and Student Activities Committee of the Abilene Educational Center, the English Department encourages and assists the publication of Place to Cook. The magazine publication features student creative expressions in the form of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and photography. Copies may be located at the Abilene Educational Center. 
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