Communications - English
The English faculty offers courses to stimulate your thinking and to meet your requirements for either an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. The classes are designed to help you succeed in your education endeavors and in your career.
We offer basic courses in several categories within the Communication department, all focusing on the development of your communication understanding and skills.
Freshman Composition: College freshman composition provides the CF student with study and practice in writing multiparagraph essays with emphasis on exposition and research. Students examine selected readings as models of form for their own writings. These courses introduce the rhetorical concepts of invention, arrangement, style, and grammar as used in academic writing and introduce the basic concepts used in reading literature and in writing about literature. Upon completing freshman composition, students will display knowledge of writing multiparagraph essays arranged in support of a thesis; will show a command of the research process; will use a variety of sentence patterns and transitions; and will write mechanically and grammatically correct essays in accordance with the conventions of standard, written American English. After successfully completing freshman composition, the CF student will understand the importance of written communications skills, develop critical thinking skills in forming an academic argument, and appreciate composition and literature as a complex art that offers opportunity for social observation and self-reflection.
Community of Scholars Honors Courses: These courses include American, English, Modern, World and Children’s Literature, as well as Creative and Technical Writing and Public Speaking.
Communications - Foreign Language
G.K. Chesterton has said, “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.” The same is true of studying foreign languages. Studying Spanish at CF offers students insights into their own culture that are available in no other way. Seeing yourself as others see you will empower you to engage successfully in meaningful, direct interaction with members of your own and other cultures. Since language is used to express cultural perspectives and to participate in social practices, the ability to know yourself and express yourself clearly and effectively is important in both your personal and professional life. Personally, it can help you develop deeper and more fulfilling relationships of all types. Professionally, it can help you stand out among your colleagues and attain positions of leadership and influence.
The Foreign Language faculty of CF wants to assist you as you pursue your goals and dreams. We offer several basic courses within the Foreign Language department, all focusing on the development of your foreign language understanding and skills.
SPN 1120: Elementary Spanish. This foundational course will help you develop a beginner’s level of proficiency in the spoken and written use of the Spanish language. It will also help you build knowledge and understanding of yourself and of the people from countries that speak Spanish. It is a practical course that focuses the vocabulary and lessons on topics that are a part of your everyday life.
SPN 1121: Elementary Spanish. This course is a continuation of SPN 1120 and will continue to help you develop a beginner’s level of proficiency in the spoken and written use of the Spanish language. It will focus on some of the more advanced uses of the Spanish language and will increase your knowledge and understanding of yourself and of the people from countries that speak Spanish.
SPN 2220: Intermediate Spanish. This course will help you review the knowledge gained in your first year of Spanish study, and provide a more detailed understanding of the language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world. It will introduce you to Hispanic literature, and increase your ability to participate in direct, meaningful interaction with members of your own and other cultures.
Communications - Literary Arts
In addition to the literature rich ENC 1102, various courses in literature are available to students, including American Literature I and II, British Literature I and II, Children’s Literature, and World Literature. Honors sections are available in American and British Literature, with American Literature I offered online in Summer C. Literature courses at CF are student-centered courses, featuring Socratic seminar, group discussions, individual projects, as well as other active learning techniques.
The Communications Department offers two courses in creative writing, CRW 2001 and CRW 2002. CRW 2001 is an introduction to creative writing offered each fall while CRW 2002 is an advanced course offered each spring that may be taken three times for a total of nine elective hours. Both courses offer student-centered workshops in poetry and prose where students create their own display portfolios.
Ocala Campus Imprints Literary Magazine is comprised of 100% CF student created art and literature. The selections for each year's magazine are evaluated by the Imprints student staff. Prior to submitting literary and/or art selections, please review each of the evaluation rubrics to ensure your selections meet the criteria necessary for consideration.
All contributors who submit work to Imprints must complete the entire application. Incomplete submission forms will not be considered for publication. Submission are accepted throughout the academic school year, during Fall and Spring term, until January 31. Submissions received after January 15th of each school year will be considered for the following year's publication.
Citrus Campus "In The Write Mind": Award-winning student publication produced by Citrus Campus students.
"The Patriot Press" is an award-winning student newspaper that is printed eight times a year.
Debra Vazquez Memorial Poetry Series was created by faculty and staff to honor the memory of English Professor Debra Vazquez who taught English, literature, and creative writing at CF for many years. Professor Vazquez established "Imprints," the student literary magazine, as one of the best in the state and served as its faculty advisor until 2004. Every year, CF brings writers of literary stature to the Ocala Campus for free performances for faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. Since 2004, the series has welcomed U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, Li Young Li, Kay Ryan, and Marilyn Taylor. The Debra Vazquez Memorial Poetry Series has been a creative and energetic force that has engendered collaboration between faculty, facilitated interactions with our students, and connected us to artists and colleagues in the community and across the country. For further information regarding the poetry series, contact Sandra Cooper, Building 2, Room 220D, 352-854-2322, ext. 1361.
Communications - Speech
More than 2,500 years ago, the Greek leader Pericles stated, “One who forms a judgment on any point but cannot explain it clearly might as well never have thought at all on the subject.” The same is true today. The ability to clearly and effectively communicate your thoughts and ideas is important in both your personal and professional life. Personally, it can help you develop deeper and more fulfilling relationships of all types. Professionally, it can help you stand out among your colleagues and attain positions of leadership and influence.
The Speech faculty of CF want to assist you as you pursue your goals and dreams. We offer two basic courses focusing on the development of communication understanding and skills.
SPC 2608 Effective Speaking. This course will help you learn to communicate in a public setting more effectively and clearly. Assignments focus on a variety of speeches including, but not limited to, informative and persuasive.
SPC 2300 Interpersonal Communication. This course will help you gain an understanding of self and how you relate to others in society. A considerable amount of time is spent exploring the dynamics of communication within relationships and how you can more effectively relate to others in a variety of relationship types.