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Department of Communication

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.

 

Announcements

Internship Opportunity for Panetta Institute for Fall 2018

The Panetta Institute for Public Policy offers California State University students the opportunity to work as Congressional Interns on Capitol Hill. Information sessions as Thursday, February 8; and Tuesday, February 13; from 12:00PM - 1:00PM in the SLL Conference Room (USU 3600). Learn more about what is required of applicants, benefits of the internship, and more from the internship flyer. The deadline for applications is February 19, 2018, by 1:00PM to the Office of Internships (CRAVEN 6100). 

Department Co-Sponsoring Event 

The event "Literature to Heal the Soul in Uncertain Times: Afrofeminism, Lesbian Resistance, and Poetry." The event will take place February 13, 2018 and begins at 6:00 PM in the USU Ballroom.

COMMUniqué 5(2)

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 National Communication Association finds that College Graduates with Communication Degrees "have the knowledge and skills employers need."