Explore the field of communication

Communication studies courses expose students to the wide variety of future careers and concentrations associated with the field. No matter what path they want to take, there are classes that can help illuminate the way.

Communication and Public Life

Take a look at the interrelationships between communication and public life, including the engagements that take place in social institutions, politics and the arts. Students will be introduced to issues related to policy, regulation and advocacy; contemporary media environments; global civil society; and arts in the public sphere.

Media and Society

This course focuses on the past, present and future roles of media in society. Students explore the complex relationships between media and society, especially in light of prevailing technological and cultural conditions in the United States and around the world. It also helps students to strengthen skills of reasoning, research, critical thinking, creativity and writing.

Media Popular Culture

Examine the media’s relationship with popular culture.This course introduces students to some of the most important critiques of popular culture from the 20th and early 21st centuries in an effort to understand the aesthetics, politics and economics of movies, television shows, songs, novels, magazines, comics, web pages, online videos and social media.

Introduction to Art Direction: Visual Communication

Explore the creative process of making images, effectively expressing ideas and information to a targeted audience.

Communication, Culture and Identity

Learn how identities, individual and collective, are constructed, maintained and transformed. From rhetorical and sociological perspectives, this class highlights the fundamental role of intersectionality in the construction of personal and social identities.