Communication and Journalism
The Department of
Communication and Journalism investigates communication as a social and
intellectual process, views communication as a shaper of history, examines
speech as an art form and a tool, and studies journalism as responsible
human behavior. Courses are offered to all students seeking understanding,
ethical frameworks, and skills to manage their conduct as communicators
in mediated and unmediated forms. Those who major in communication explore
theory, history, and application of human communication from ancient times
to the present, and learn the values of research into the frameworks within
which humans attempt to deal with personal, religious, social and political
who specialize in communication or journalism explore the impact of communication
and communications on society, and develop ethical and theoretical understandings
and skills for managing ideas and relationships.
The Department of Communication and Journalism offers a major in either of two tracks: Communication Studies or Journalism.
The Department also offers two minors: one in Communication and one in Journalism. Students majoring in Communication and Journalism may not pursue a minor within the department.
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