Communication Studies and Theatre
Communication courses examine both practical and theoretical approaches to all aspects of the study of communication including:
- Historical developments
- Policy implications
- The increasing influence of mass media and communication technologies
- Interpersonal relationships
- Connections between communication and power relations
Students majoring in communications will gain a critical understanding of of various communication practices and prepare for a wide range of careers such as advertising, broadcasting, education, government, healthcare, human resources, marketing, public relations, research and more.
Students apply their expanded knowledge of communication to understand themselves better as communicators, which ultimately will help them improve their personal and professional relationships. Because of the inherent interdisciplinary nature of the communication studies major, students have considerable flexibility to double major or minor in other fields of study.
Communication courses are taught in an interactive manner combining lectures, discussion, in-class activities, and hands-on experience. Through their work in communication courses, students will conduct theoretical and field research, write various types of academic and professional papers, design advertising campaigns, create websites and practice formal presentations. In addition to working on their own, students in communication courses will work in collaboration with other students gaining valuable teamwork skills.