We are one of the largest majors in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS). We offer two majors, one in Communication and another in Mass Media; we also offer minors in Communication and in Critical Intercultural Communication.
The mission of the Communication Department is that we recognize the transformative power of communication and media and their role in how we think about and act in personal, organizational, cultural, social, and political life. Our scholarly and creative community embraces diverse theoretical perspectives, innovative pedagogy, and creative practices. We support students’ development of critical and analytical abilities, proficiency with multiple levels of analysis of media, engagement with collaborative and dialogic relationships and connections with communities. We guide students to become culturally aware, astute, civic minded individuals able to understand and act upon structures of inequity, poised for success in their endeavors as community members, citizens and leaders in their chosen careers.
This coming spring, the department will be launching three new topics courses: COMM 420 - 5, Interpreting Art as a Communicative Experience; COMM 420 - 4, Border Rhetorics; and MASS 470 - 6, Media Policy and the Struggle for U.S. Democracy.
The latest issue of the department newsletter COMMUniqué is out, check it out! Get to know our new faculty and get a recap on department events. Also, check out department student organizations and their fundraisers.
The department is excited to announce the launching of its two new social media platforms: Facebook and Instagram! Please like, follow, and spread the word to stay informed of the dynamic things happening within the department. Throughout the semester, both accounts will be utilized to promote upcoming events, showcase accomplishments of students and faculty, present opportunities, and more!