Breadth . . .
Breadth is what separates our communication curriculum from others. Breadth is serious. Breadth consists of the three fundamentals of communication: rhetoric, communication theory and the media. You will need all three because human communication stretches across the boundaries of countless disciplines. So why is our communication program expanding while many other similar schools are getting rid of theirs? Breadth. We think that says it all.
- You will be involved with a communication curriculum that has been honored with an award for excellence from the Central States Communication Association.
- Students have an opportunity to participate in many hands-on experiences, including creating a 10-minute persuasive video, writing for newspapers, and developing projects for local businesses.
- The department supports a student newspaper (The Record), a student radio station (KJNB) and a competitive speech team.
- A new course in persuasive campaign management will link student project teams to local businesses and non-profits to produce campaign media.
Overview of Program
- Requires students to take courses in rhetoric and public speaking, communication theory, and media studies.
- Allows students to apply courses from a wide variety of disciplines (e.g. art, English, theater, psychology, peace studies and sociology) as part of developing an individual path toward graduation.
- Includes courses in new media, e.g. video, web design.
Abbie Dunham '11
Current Job: Casting Associate Producer for "Undercover Boss" on CBS
"The communication skills and theories you learn in this major are needed in ANY career path you may choose and are very versatile."
Tiffany Taylor '05
Current Job: Area residence coordinator at Stanford University
"I entered my grad program one of the youngest students, and many were already working in the field, but few had the breadth of understanding that I had of communication."
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