Communication Studies

Communication Studies shapes patterns of social interaction, the expression of cultural values and norms, political practices and relations of power, and our positions as local and global citizens.

Our department provides students with methodological tools, critical acumen, and communicative skills to analyze and engage in a wide range of discourse: from the public practices of politics and protest to the everyday interactions of family, friends, and strangers. We seek to educate students about the social and cultural impact of discourse and deliberation and prepare students to use their knowledge to work for a just and more humane world.