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*General Education Courses*

Resources to help with foundation classes like English composition, math, algebra, and introduction to research.

Communication: Description and Student Learning Outcomes

Communication is the study of how people share information, ideas, meaning, and culture.  In the area of Communication, students will demonstrate understanding and application of research skills.  They will also demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, and visual skills for multiple purposes and effective techniques for solving conflicts.  Courses in this category provide students with practical learning experiences that can be applied to the real world. 

Use various verbal, nonverbal, and visual communication skills to interact effectively.

Select communication strategies to interact effectively in multiple scenarios.


The Rasmussen University Online Library has a lot of different ways for you to find sources for your research. Check out our video series for more information about getting the most out of the online library, including information about:

Beginning a research project can be overwhelming! Consider following these steps to get your research assignment rolling!

Best Library Databases for Communications

Start your search for articles using the library databases linked below:

Library eBook Databases: Communications

Access ebooks on your topic by searching the databases linked below:

Selections from our eBook Collection

Best Video Databases: Communications

Reliable Websites: Communications

Build an APA Tool Kit


Use Writing Resources for a Polished Paper


Are you having trouble finding high quality resources for your research project? 

Are you not feeling confident about using the library databases?

Make a Research Appointment for one-on-one assistance!

Click on the button below, click on "Suzanne Schriefer" to view available times from the calendar, select the time you would like to meet!


RasMuse Student Anthology



Find previous issues and submission instructions in the RasMuse Student Anthology Guide.