Communication Studies

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Undergraduate Degree Introduction

The Undergraduate Major in Communication Studies provides:

  • Inquiry into the complexity and diversity of communication contexts, processes, issues and effects in today’s global world.
  • Humanistic, aesthetic and social scientific investigation of the problems people face when they use language and other symbolic systems to work with and influence others.
  • Instruction in the communication skills and knowledge people need to function effectively in a variety of professional and social contexts at both the domestic and international levels.

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a degree from the Communication Studies Department will be able to:

  1. Identify, describe, and explain the role of communication in constructing reality through concepts, practices, and rituals.
  2. Analyze communication practices, structures, messages, and effects in a variety of contexts.
  3. Describe and explain the relationship between communication and culture.
  4. Appropriately identify effective and ethical communication.
  5. Identify and apply techniques for effectively communicating in a multicultural global society.