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Department of Communication

We are one of the largest majors in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS). We offer two majors, one in Communication and another in Media Studies; we also offer minors in Communication and in Critical Intercultural Communication. 

The mission of the Communication Department is that we recognize the transformative power of communication and media and their role in how we think about and act in personal, organizational, cultural, social, and political life. Our scholarly and creative community embraces diverse theoretical perspectives, innovative pedagogy, and creative practices.   We support students’ development of critical and analytical abilities, proficiency with multiple levels of analysis of media, engagement with collaborative and dialogic relationships and connections with communities. We guide students to become culturally aware, astute, civic minded individuals able to understand and act upon structures of inequity, poised for success in their endeavors as community members, citizens and leaders in their chosen careers.



CSU Media Arts Festival 

Calling all Communication and Media students! The CSU Media Festival is a wonderful opportunity to share your projects of film, short videos, screenplays, and much more to a larger audience. See the following application for entry information and important information. Deadline for applications is May 29, 2018!

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The latest issue of the department newsletter COMMUniqué is out, check it out! Get to know our new faculty and get a recap on department events. Also, check out department student organizations and their fundraisers. 

The National Communication Association finds that College Graduates with Communication Degrees "have the knowledge and skills employers need."