Students learn about communication technologies in contemporary society, explore the various contexts in which these technologies are used, and apply theoretical perspectives to the use of these technologies.


Principles and techniques of preparing evidence and of persuasive speaking before critical listeners.
Introduction to the developing field of desktop publishing in organizations. Focus on strategic thinking required to conceptualize printed materials and basic principles of message development applied to produce documents in a computerized environment.
The study of journalism in a multimedia environment including reporting, video, blogging, and other online content work.


Examines the moral and ethical problems posed by communication practices. Topics include case studies in interpersonal communication, journalism, public relations, and advertising. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).


Explore the development of global media by examining the social, political, and historical trends of globalization. Investigate the differences between national media systems, the impacts of international and national policies on information flows, and how these influence individual media choices… Read more
Studies communication processes in group settings; emphasizes empirical research findings in leadership, interpersonal bargaining, and problems of group problem-solving.


Nature, function and importance of communication in health care delivery. Applies communication theory and skills to health contexts.


Opportunity to work one-on-one with a professor to conduct research or perform community service.