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Welcome to Communication Studies

Communication is central to the ongoing processes of culture and society and is therefore a vitally important field of study. At CSUN, the Department of Communication Studies offers a curriculum that embraces a wide range of disciplinary traditions in the study of human communication. These include: rhetorical studies, performance studies, cultural studies, language behavior and communication theory. Coursework includes introductory and advanced study in interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, rhetorical analysis, textual analysis and performance studies. Read more about us

FEATURED EVENTS

MA Professionalism Series 2018

February 16–18

Field trip to Western States Communication Studies Association Conference in Santa Clara, California 

March 5, 3:30-5:30 PM

"Navigating the Academic Job Market and Applying for Teaching Jobs"

Featuring CSUN Alumni:

  • Dr. Barbara Anderson, Professor of Communication Studies and former Dean at Pierce College
  • Robert Loy, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Pierce College
  • Dinah Nuccum, Lecturer Faculty Member of Communication Studies at CSUN

April 2, 5-6 PM

"Reporting Back from WSCA: The State of the Field" -- Organized by and featuring COMS MA students

April 23, 3:30-5:30 PM

"Workshop on Effective Interviewing and Networking Skills"

Featuring CSUN Alumna Bridget Sampson, CEO of Sampson Communication -- Consulting, Lecturer Faculty Member of Communication Studies at CSUN.

Workshop will also include mock interviews with Assistant Professors Jade Huell, Dave Keating, and Joel Lemuel.

Light refreshments will be provided at all events.

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February 6, 2018

Woman wearing mask in front of pink cloud of smokeLECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES:

Storied Space: a Workshop with Andrew Brown & Donnell Williams

Solo / Improvisation / Performance / Art workshop sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

Performance Date: 
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 -- 4:00 - 6:30pm
Doors open at 3:30pm
Free and Open to All -- RSVP to Pavi Prasad to secure your spot! -- Seats are limited!
Email: pavithra.prasad@csun.edu

Venue:
Manzanita Hall 217 

November 13, 2017

Becoming Johanna flyerLECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES:
A Trans Awareness Week Event

Becoming Johanna

(2016, dir. Jonathan Skurnik) 27 min.

Film screening followed by a Q&A with Jonanna and the filmmaker, Jonathan Skurnik

Date: 
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Venue:
Northridge Center in the University Student Union 

October 10, 2017

woman with mouth taped shut / poster for eventLECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES:
TEACHING IN THESE DIFFICULT AND DIVISIVE TIMES

"Performances of Silence and Violence: A Creative Inquiry"

with DR. JADE C. HUELL

Date: 
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 10 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m.

Venue:
Aronstam Library [MZ 240]

October 4, 2017

Liberte with a paint roller / event posterLECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES:
TEACHING IN THESE DIFFICULT AND DIVISIVE TIMES

"Is it Hate Speech or is it Political Speech?"

with LAWRANCE EDWARDS, J.D., MA 

Date:
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 4 p.m.  to 5:15 p.m.

Venue:
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