Welcome to the Department of Communication
The Communication Department offers a major that emphasizes a range of integrative studies in human communication, including rhetorical studies, media studies, and interpersonal/small group studies. Students are taught analysis of communication transactions through historical, critical, and empirical investigations. Students examine verbal, nonverbal, and mediated messages across a wide spectrum of communication interactions: intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and mass. They explore connections and interrelationships among various types of communication, theoretical perspectives, and methodological approaches. While the major emphasizes critical analysis and understanding grounded in theory and research, application of understanding to a variety of communication settings and processes is an important dimension of study.
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