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. Explain key concepts in Communication Studies
  2. Use communication theory to explain communication phenomena
  3. Apply key methods in Communication Studies
  4. Analyze the relationship between communication and culture
  5. Develop communication strategies for civic engagement