About Communication Studies
Courses in Communication Studies focus on understanding the communication process and developing skills to communicate effectively.
The Department offers a wide range of courses in interpersonal, group, and organizational communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, public relations, mass communication and research methodologies.
Department Chair, Dr. Gerri Smith will not be holding office hours October 12-26.
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General Communication Studies
The B.A. in General Communication Studies consists of 39 units, with the flexibility to select courses based in: Small Group, Organizational, Interpersonal, Intercultural, Mass Communication and Rhetoric.
The Public Relations concentration has a theoretical base focused on the concepts of publics and how communication informs various audiences. Experiential learning via internships and engagement with PRSSA chapters offer students co-curricular learning opportunities.
The Film major aims at developing a deeper understanding of the art and practice of film, and the artists whose vision have inspired generations of filmmakers through interdisciplinary coursework.