ISUComm pedagogy assumes that students have two fundamental reasons to engage in communication learning.
Foundation: Learning to Communicate
First of all, communication is a valuable academic skill in its own right that rewards students in a range of ways, as a tool for self-discovery, an introduction to the aesthetic pleasure of language, a means to achieve practical goals. The ISUComm foundation communication courses directly develop these communication abilities.
Disciplines: Communicate to Learn
Second, communication is a means to acquire and generate knowledge. It guides analysis and aids memory. Communication work in general education courses and in courses in the major enables students to realize their educational goals and to continue as flexible learners in their personal, civic, and professional lives.