In the Classroom
Students have the greatest opportunity to attain mastery in effective communication by taking a four-unit course. Only through sustained study, practice, and feedback over an extended period of time can students build the competencies necessary to be an effective communicator throughout their career.
The Mastery Initiative offers many different communication courses. Its flagship course is Strategic Communication, which provides students the greatest opportunity to attain mastery in communication. A number of electives are offered on topics including political and scholarly communication. Additionally, several faculty teach related elective courses in topics like negotiation, power, or message development, which students are encouraged to take to further their mastery in communication.
Faculty at the GSB may invite the Mastery Initiative to provide coaching within their courses for students working on projects or papers. Students first experience this cooperative teaching/coaching approach in the Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT) course. This partnership allows us to support students when they need and want it most: right before a crucial paper or presentation.