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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 Media Studies; 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.



Communication Department Seeking Intern(s)

Start  Date:  August 26, 2019

Internship is completed for academic credit through enrollment in COMM 495 or MDIA 495. Minimum of 120 hours per semester (average 10 hrs/wk). Internship Fall 2019

The Department's Administrative Coordinator is leaving!

The Department's AC has accepted a position in the CHABSS Dean's Office. It will be hard to see her go but she has promised to stay part-time until her replacement is trained. This leaves the position open and available. Please refer to the job posting.

Media Equipment for Checkout

Are you in need of high-tech media equipment? The Department of Communication has the tools to help! Contact Dr. Joonseong Lee for more information on how and where for rentals.