Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Hill Book (Class of 2027) 
2023-2024 Hill Book (Class of 2027)


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Department Chairperson:
Ron Leone
Office: Cushing-Martin 112
Phone: 508-565-1113

R. Leone
A. Mattina
X. Yu

Associate Professors:
M. Boyle
J. Chichetto, C.S.C.
W. Mbure
M. Myers
A. Paradise

The Department of Communication offers a major in Communication, with concentrations in Communication Studies, Media Studies, and a minor. The Department also offers minors in Cinema Studies , Digital Media Production , and Journalism .

Departmental Mission

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 fields such as media industries, 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.

Learning Goals

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.



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