SPCM 130 - Relational and Organizational Communication (GT-SS3)3

Basic communication processes and skills central to relating and organizing in interpersonal, small group, and organization contexts.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Social/Behavioral Sciences (Category 3C) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application, 6th Ed. (2018)
    West, Richard L. and Turner, Lynn H.
    ISBN: 978-1259870323

See textbook information listed above directly beneath course description.


Elizabeth Sink
Elizabeth Sink


Elizabeth Sink is a Communication Studies instructor with a passion for facilitating healthy engagement across diverse identities. She is in her 15th year teaching at Colorado State University. Her career aims broadly at empowering students to connect and make meaning with the world around them and continually engage to effect positive change.

Elizabeth’s current scholarship, teaching and curriculum development advances inclusive communication and practical engagement between people who orient around religious and non-religious belief differently.

Watch Elizabeth's 2016 TedxCSU Talk, Interfaith Cooperation: An Invitation for All Beliefs