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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.



COMM & MDIA STUDENTS: Submit Your Research for the Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference

Western States Communication Association 2019 (WSCA) February 21, 2020

  • What: Submit your student paper online, see conference details
  • Deadline: December 1st, 2019
  • Submission: Submit your paper online
  • Cost: Conference registration is $15 and grants you access to both the undergraduate conference and main conference

Media Equipment for Checkout

Are you in need of high-tech media equipment? The Department of Communication has the tools to help! Contact Dr. Joonseong Lee for more information on how and where for rentals.