About Communication Studies
The Communication Studies Department Office will be closed to take precautions. All office staff will be availabe remotely through email to answer questions. For general questions or to schedule a zoom meeting, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to speak with a major advisor, please review our Advising Office Hours. You can contact the SAGE Center to set up an appointment or see zoom office hours with our department chair below.
Department Chair, Dr. Gerri Smith will have zoom office hours beginning September 1, 2020.
For general questions regarding forms and registration, Communication Studies Department zoom office hours beginning August 31, 2020.
For Faculty questions, Katrina Roose will have zoom office hours beginning August 31, 2020.
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.
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 communciation inform the experiential learning opportunities via internships and engagement with PRSSA chapters.
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.
Connect with the Department of Communication Studies
Department of Communication Studies
Mendocino Hall, Room 5014
Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (916) 278-6688