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Department of Communication & Media Studies

Department of Communication & Media Studies

Welcome to the Department of Communication and Media Studies.  We are one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS). We offer two majors and two minors.

The mission of the Department of Communication and Media Studies 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.

COMM & MDIA Leadership Directory
Department Chair:  Dr. Brian Dolber
GEO Director:  Dr. Staci Beavers
GEO Coordinator:  Prof. Terri Metzger

For questions/concerns regarding COMM or MDIA programs or courses, contact Dr. Brian Dolber, COMM Department Chair

For questions/concerns regarding GEO 102 (General Education—Oral Communication), contact Prof. Terri Metzger, GEO Coordinator

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Announcements & Opportunities

  • COMM & MDIA Student Appreciation Event - March 28th during U-Hour at the Daniels Lab, SBSB 2207.  Free lunch, drop-in advising with faculty, chill & chat!!  
  • CHABSS majors & minors entering their junior or senior year in 2023/2024, check out the Career Network @CHABSS (CN@C) video.
  • Check out Advise to explore what careers are possible and best for you

Summer 2024 Classes - All fully online

COMM 320 - Conflict & Communication
COMM 330 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 435 - Communication and Gender
MDIA 365 - New Media & Everyday Life
MDIA 460 - Political Economy of the Media