Office: Cushing-Martin 111
J. Chichetto, C.S.C.
W. Mbure (Sabbatical, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)
The Department of Communication offers a major in Communication, with concentrations in Mediated Communication and Communication Studies. The Department also offers minors in Communication, Cinema Studies, Digital Media Production, and Journalism.
The mission of the Communication major is to help students develop an understanding of communication theories and humanistic approaches to communication, and to promote the development of skills in public and interpersonal communication. The Communication major provides a foundation for graduate studies, or for careers in diverse areas like mass media, public relations, journalism, politics, law, education and other related fields.
The 11-course curriculum allows students to create their programs of study according to their academic and career interests from courses within the Department, and upon consultation with their advisor, from complementary courses outside the Department.
Majors in Communication will:
- develop effective written and oral communication skills in personal and professional contexts.
- demonstrate knowledge of communication theories and their relationship to the world around us.
- become critically engaged citizens aware of roles as producers and consumers of messages.
- understand the methods used by scholars in the field to conduct research, and the relationship between research and theory.