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Communication, Technology and Culture Major

Division of Communication Studies, Fine Arts and Literature

A communication, technology and culture degree from Bridgewater College prepares you for success. You’ll gain a critical understanding of communication history and current practices, including message design in diverse technological environments. You’ll be a better communicator, not just professionally, but in your personal life as well. Explore careers in advertising, broadcasting, education, government, healthcare, human resources, marketing, public relations, research and more.

The curriculum is interdisciplinary, and you’re encouraged to take classes such as visual design in the art department or technical writing in the English department. Design your own path with your advisor from the courses below.

Communication Studies Major

Consists of a minimum of 48 credit hours:

Required Courses

21 credit hours consisting of the following courses:

An introduction to the history and influence ofcommunication technology in society. The classwill explore the various social politicalcultural and economic impacts of newcommunication technology. Major topics includethe origins of writing printing photographyfilm the telegraph and telephone radiotelevision and the internet.2017 Summer Session II offered as an onlinecourse

Unit(s): 3

Examines how electronic media industries havechanged the way we produce and consume mediaproducts. The course will examine how the digitalage has impacted notions of interactivityvirtual space media production networks andcredibility. Particular attention will be paid tothe social economic and political implicationsof these changes.2015 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

COMM/
Teaches students the basic skills of researchinginvestigating and writing in a variety of mediaformats including print and online news storiesaudio podcasts and press releases. Emphasis onidentification of the writing structures used bycontemporary media writers and utilization ofthese structures in original pieces researchedand written by the students.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110General education writing intensive2017 Summer Session II Online course

Unit(s): 3

Examines issues related to communication withinpersonal and professional relationships. Studentswill develop theoretical and practicalunderstandings of verbal and nonverbalcommunication the role of technology ininterpersonal communication and how interpersonalcommunication functions to develop negotiatemaintain and terminate relationships.

Unit(s): 3

This course will cover strategic planning andspecialized public relations issues. Issuesinclude risks crisis management socialmarketing campaigns and corporate and non-profitcommunication. Students will learn and applyadvanced public relations theories and skills tocase studies and real-life situations.Prerequisite COMMENG 255W2017 Summer Session II offered as an onlinecourse

Unit(s): 3

-or-
COMM/
Builds on the skills-oriented approach ofENGCOMM-255W by putting behind the practice ofwriting. Through individual and group writingprojects students work toward understanding theincreasingly complex definition of news itsblurring line with entertainment and the dynamicinterplay between technologies and audiences.Prerequisite COMMENG 255W or permission ofinstructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Introduces quantitative and qualitative researchmethods used in the study of communication.Students learn to critically evaluate publishedresearch studies and how to conduct originalresearch. The course will provide specificinstruction and practice in survey writing andinterviewing.Prerequisite 6 credits in COMM (not includingCOMM 100)

Unit(s): 3

This capstone course explores practicalapplications of communication theory. Emphasiswill be placed on the process of writing andpublic speaking in multiple professional andpersonal rhetorical situations.Prerequisites COMM 350 and 9 additional creditsin COMM (not including COMM 100)

Unit(s): 3

Academic Citizenship Courses

Choose one of the following (3 credits):

An introduction to major theories and keyconcepts of persuasion. Using both social scienceand rhetorical criticism students will learn howindividualssocial movementsinstitutions createadapt and respond to persuasive messages.Students will evaluate the effectiveness ofpersuasive appeals based on the rhetoricalsituation. Throughout the course students willconsider the ethical implications of persuasivestrategies and contexts.2015 Summer Session II Online Course

Unit(s): 3

Study and application of communication theoriesand principles in an organizational context. Anexplanation of organizational communicationtheories and principles will allow students todevelop a theoretical and practical understandingof how communication affects the dynamics ofthe work environment. Emphasis will be placedon applying communication concepts to studentspersonal experience or participating in theorganizational environment.Alternate years offered 2016-20172017 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

Analytical survey of ethical and legal issuespertaining to communication professionalsfocusing on the new digital media landscape.Issues explored include First Amendments rightspublic affairs journalism copyright defamationobscenity censorship licensing corporate andgovernmental communications and the DigitalMillennium Act.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
Ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the range of communication practicesthat characterize contemporary politicalcampaigns. Students will process existingunderstandings of political communication theoryin order to design and implement a semester-longcampaign project.

Unit(s): 3

Advanced Public Speaking/Performance Courses

Choose one of the following (3 credits):

This course provides students with a foundationalknowledge of classical principles of oralrhetoric and modern theories of the conventionsof argumentation. Students will engage incritical examination of issues and the use ofargumentation of support and defend a position.Upon completion of this course students will beable to construct and evaluate factual value andpolicy claims.Prerequisite COMM 100

Unit(s): 3

This course will focus on invention andstructuredimprovisation as tools to explore being inthe moment both on and off stage. Focusing onthebody and voice through theatre games creativedramatics role-play storytelling clowningautobiographical performance and movementimprovisation skills will be approached from twoperspectives concentration and action. Throughresponding to each others playfulness ingenuityand creativity students will be encouraged tobreak through set thinking and movement patternsthat may have limited them in the past. Thisclass is not just for the theatre student Whilethe work is grounded in theatre it can beapplied to any discipline.

Unit(s): 3

Acting provides the student with an organized andpractical approach to acting. A systematicapproach to acting through a thorough examinationand application of Konstantin Stanislavskissystem of acting with in depth attention to thetechnique of the actor and their use of body andvoice. Textual analysis scene work monologuesauditioning performance pieces and varioustraining exercises will be used. No theatreexperience is necessary. Corequisite PDP-150 or PDP-350Alternate years offered 2017-2018FILA fine arts & music (effective 2016-17)

Unit(s): 3

Environmental theatre began in the 1960s inresponse to the social and political climate ofthe time. Performers and performance groupspushedthe boundaries of what was traditionally thoughtof as theatre and as a result restructured andreinvigorated the fundamental understanding ofwhat performance was and its function withinsociety. Environmental theatre continues to bea powerful vehicle for social commentary. Theobjective of this course is three-fold tointroduce the student to the cultural socialandpolitical richness of environmental theatreincluding site-specific performance to provide ahistorical understanding of the period byhighlighting how the original practitioners andtheir works were directly influenced by culturalevents of the time and to involve the studentinthe process of creating and performing their ownindividual and group site-specific environmentalperformance piece.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education Fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Visual Design Courses

Choose one of the following (3 credits):

A studio project-based introduction to theelements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design invisual art and communication contexts. Emphasisis on visual problem solving mastery of visualdesign principles technical proficiency andcritical analysis of how visual imagescommunicate. This course provides a foundationfor students planning to take advanced courses inany art media and other fields in which visualimagery plays an important role. As a stand-alonecourse Art 120 provides critical and practicalskills related to visual communication.

Unit(s): 3

Design and construct websites using current HTMLand CSS standards and digital tools includingBrackets Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis ondesign process content development andprofessional workflows.

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration into visualcommunication with typography and images usingAdobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis isplaced on the design process and creativethinking.Corequisite ENG 110General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digitalcameras and software including Adobe Lightroomand Photoshop to create compelling photographs.Emphasis is placed on composition visualcommunication and creative process in acontemporary photography context. Note Studentsmust provide a digital camera capable of manualexposure and Raw image capture.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Produce short videos using digital cameras andediting software. Emphasis is placed ondeveloping skills in camera operation lightingaudio and editing and development of effectivenarrative structure and non-fiction storytelling.Note Students must provide a DSLR or compactcamera capable of HD video capture and externalhard drive appropriate for video editing. Corequisite COMM 100General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

This course is designed to provide students fieldexperience in media production media writingmedia management andor media relations. Prior tosigning up for this course students will workwith the instructor to identify a fieldexperience site where they can either help createcontent at a media outlet such as atelevisionradio station or film productionstudio or where they can practice mediarelations for a business or non-profitorganization. The course requires students tocomplete (1) an initial face-to-face meetingwith the course instructor (2) online modulesabout communication-related issues in theworkplace (3) an initial and exit interview withtheir site supervisor (4) 100 hours of work inthe field (5) reflective short essay assignmentsand (6) a final project consisting of an onlineportfolio of work they complete during the fieldexperience. Students may take the course up totwo times for credit but each time must be at adifferent site. Prerequisites COMM-100 and COMM-255WCorequisites Junior standing in majorFILA general education experiential learning

Unit(s): 3
(with visual design focus, must be approved by department)
Upon approval of the Department and the VicePresident and Dean of Academic Affairs a studentwith a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 orbetter may engage in an independent study orresearch project. One desiring to pursueindependent study or research must submit awritten description of the proposed work to thechair of the appropriate department and to theVice President and Dean for Academic Affairs bythe first day of the semester in which the studyis to be conducted. At the end of the semesterthe supervising professor files with the Registrara grade for the student and a description of thework accomplished. Credit may be received for notmore than three independent studies or researchprojects.

Unit(s): 3
(with visual design focus, must be approved by department)
This course is an introduction to the manyelements involved in Western theatre productionwith emphases on two of the primary areas ofdesign construction and implementation sceneryand costumes and an integration with stagemanagement. The class will explore conceptstechniques equipment and materials necessary fora successful theatrical production emphasizingproblem solving through researchexperimentation and collaboration. Studentswill be challenged to engage and understand theinterrelationships between the various elementsinvolved in mounting a stage production and howthese elements relate to and affect the otheraspects of dramatic art. Previous experiencewith theatre is not necessary.Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Experiential Courses

Choose two of the following (6 credits):

This course is a skills-and-theory class whichapplies critical thinking to discuss and solvepractical problems in news media production. Thiscourse prepares students for the convergence ofmedia providing practical experience inmultiplatform media writing and productionincluding print radio TV and web journalism.Work includes approximately three hours outsidethe class and one hour inside each week. Coursemay be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Unit(s): 1
X (Newspaper or Radio, 3-semesters total)
This course examines the history of the Americantelevision and film studio system its influenceon society and the processes of moderntelevisionand film production. The course will includethree days on the Bridgewater campus and a 14-day trip to Los Angeles. While in Los Angelesthe class will tour several studios (includingParamount Pictures Warner Brothers NBCtelevision and Universal Studios) participateas audience members on a variety of televisionshows talk with members of the television andfilm industry and visit several media-relatedmuseums.Additional costs associated with travel.2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 2900Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 permission ofthe instructorExperiential learning

Unit(s): 3

-or-
This course examines the historical similaritiesand differences between American media andEuropean media. The course will involveapproximately a week of classes on theBridgewater campus prior to traveling to severallocations throughout Europe. Three major themeswill be explored 1) the use of persuasion andpropaganda techniques employed during World WarII and the Cold War 2) the development of theEuropean television and film industry (prior toWWII and after it) and 3) issues of mediaconglomeration globalization and the influenceof the American film and television industry onEurope. Cities that may be toured includeLondon Munich Prague Berlin and Paris. (Theexact cities to be visited will change each yearbased on availability of speakers filmfestivals and museum special exhibits.)Additional costs associated with travel.2018 May Term Estimated Extra Cost 3100Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education world cultures Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3
European Media and Culture
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An exploration of the rich and varied theatricalscenes in London through nightly attendance atprofessional and nonprofessional productions.The group attends professional West Endclassical modern and musical productions. Amusic hall performance and holiday pantomime aswell as lively nonprofessional theatre in theLondon suburbs are on the itinerary. Daytimebackstage tours and visits to the Theatre Museumand other locations of theatrical historicaland cultural interests complement the experienceas do side-trips to Stratford-upon-Avon andOxford.Offered on demand.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General education fine arts and musicEstimated Extra Cost 3500Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the burgeoning nonprofitsector of American society. Students learn whatmakes an organization a nonprofit explore thepurposes of a nonprofit sector in societyconsider the often overlooked field of nonprofitmedia and explore the challenges andopportunities of working in with and fornonprofit organizations.Estimated Extra Cost 300Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and COMM 100Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

This course is designed to provide students fieldexperience in media production media writingmedia management andor media relations. Prior tosigning up for this course students will workwith the instructor to identify a fieldexperience site where they can either help createcontent at a media outlet such as atelevisionradio station or film productionstudio or where they can practice mediarelations for a business or non-profitorganization. The course requires students tocomplete (1) an initial face-to-face meetingwith the course instructor (2) online modulesabout communication-related issues in theworkplace (3) an initial and exit interview withtheir site supervisor (4) 100 hours of work inthe field (5) reflective short essay assignmentsand (6) a final project consisting of an onlineportfolio of work they complete during the fieldexperience. Students may take the course up totwo times for credit but each time must be at adifferent site. Prerequisites COMM-100 and COMM-255WCorequisites Junior standing in majorFILA general education experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Upon approval of the Department and the VicePresident and Dean of Academic Affairs a studentwith a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 orbetter may engage in an independent study orresearch project. One desiring to pursueindependent study or research must submit awritten description of the proposed work to thechair of the appropriate department and to theVice President and Dean for Academic Affairs bythe first day of the semester in which the studyis to be conducted. At the end of the semesterthe supervising professor files with the Registrara grade for the student and a description of thework accomplished. Credit may be received for notmore than three independent studies or researchprojects.

Unit(s): 3
(with department approval)
MUS-
This course provides a hands-on introduction tothe world of modern multi-track recording.Students will gain experience with the equipmentfundamental to audio engineering and productionincluding recording consoles microphonesequalizers time-based effects and Avid ProTools the industry standard digital audioworkstation. Participants will engage in avariety of projects which demonstrate the breadthof activity of an audio engineer. These includecreating a podcast and engaging in a series ofreal world sessions with professional recordingartists. Through these sessions the techniquesof recording editing mixing and mastering audiowill be explored. Additional costs for off-campus travel 500 andstudents must provide their own transportation toBlue Sprocket Studio Harrisonburg2018 spring semester meets first 12 weeks

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the many elements involved inWestern theatre production with a special focuson stage management and emphases on two of theprimary areas of design construction andimplementation lighting and sound. The classwill explore concepts techniques equipment andmaterials necessary for a successful theatricalproduction emphasizing problem solving throughresearch experimentation and collaboration. Students will be challenged to engage andunderstand the interrelationships between thevarious elements involved in mounting a stageproduction and how these elements relate to andaffect the other aspects of dramatic art. Previous experience with theatre is notnecessary.Co-requisites PDP-150 or PDP-350

Unit(s): 3

Additional Courses

An additional 12 credit hours are required from the following list of courses (only 6 credit hours may be taken from courses without the COMM prefix):

COMM All courses designated COMM (except COMM 100)

A studio project-based introduction to theelements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design invisual art and communication contexts. Emphasisis on visual problem solving mastery of visualdesign principles technical proficiency andcritical analysis of how visual imagescommunicate. This course provides a foundationfor students planning to take advanced courses inany art media and other fields in which visualimagery plays an important role. As a stand-alonecourse Art 120 provides critical and practicalskills related to visual communication.

Unit(s): 3

Design and construct websites using current HTMLand CSS standards and digital tools includingBrackets Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis ondesign process content development andprofessional workflows.

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration into visualcommunication with typography and images usingAdobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis isplaced on the design process and creativethinking.Corequisite ENG 110General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digitalcameras and software including Adobe Lightroomand Photoshop to create compelling photographs.Emphasis is placed on composition visualcommunication and creative process in acontemporary photography context. Note Studentsmust provide a digital camera capable of manualexposure and Raw image capture.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Produce short videos using digital cameras andediting software. Emphasis is placed ondeveloping skills in camera operation lightingaudio and editing and development of effectivenarrative structure and non-fiction storytelling.Note Students must provide a DSLR or compactcamera capable of HD video capture and externalhard drive appropriate for video editing. Corequisite COMM 100General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Advanced writing course in composing and revisingessays reviews and other texts for potentialpublication or other professional purposes.Explores rhetorical theory and analysis ofrhetorical elements (audience purposeorganization styleand so forth) of published texts teachingapplication of this knowledge to students ownwriting. Conducted as a writing workshop.Prerequisites ENG 110

Unit(s): 3

An intensive workshop providing an opportunity togain deeper insight into literary techniques andpractices through the production of originalshortand longer works of fiction poetry and dramaaswell as creative expository forms. Students willdevelop a single but substantial literaryproject unified by a common theme or themes.Groupworkshops and individual conferences will provideextensive feedback and critical response as thestudent progresses through the project.Prerequisites ENG 110

Unit(s): 3

Advanced writing course in composing reportsproposals instructions brochures digitalinformation and other workplace documents.Principles of document design strategies forincorporating graphic elements in their texts andmethods of editing are also emphasized.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Studies the nature of writing as it shaped bydigital technologies including desktoppublishing document design and electronicportfolios. Implications of these media forwriting in both theory and practice are alsoemphasized.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110Writing Intensive Course

Unit(s): 3

Activities and Clubs

Study Abroad

Study abroad through May Term courses focused on communications:

  • European Media and Culture—Explore European media in places such as London, Munich, Prague, Berlin and Paris.
  • The Television and Film Studio System—Travel to Los Angeles to tour studios (Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, NBC), participate in television show audiences and meet with members of the television and film industry.
  • Theatre in London—Travel to London to study and view theatre from the West End to the Fringe, participate in theatre workshops with theatre professionals and meet with artistic directors and actors from London’s most prestigious theaters.

BC Voice

BC Voice is the student-run media organization on campus. Its members produce web-based radio broadcasts called Spark it Up, the College’s print newspaper Veritas and multimedia web content. Members learn valuable media production skills while providing the Bridgewater College community with news and information about college-specific, local and national events.

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Comm Club

Comm club provides information on communications-related activities, forums, internships, career opportunities and other media experiences. As an integral part of Comm club, you will take trips to locations of various organizations in the field of communication. Membership is open to all who are interested and is strongly recommended if you are majoring or minoring in communication, technology and culture.

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Ripples

Founded in 1922, Ripples is the Bridgewater College yearbook, produced annually. All students are welcome to join the staff. No experience is necessary.

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Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the communications honors society. With active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide, Lambda Pi Eta:

  • Recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication, technology and culture
  • Stimulates interest in the field of communication
  • Promotes and encourages professional development among communication majors
  • Provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
  • Establishes and maintains closer relationships between faculty and students
  • Shares options for graduate education in communication, technology and culture

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Graduate Schools and Careers

What can you do with your degree in Communication, Technology and Culture?

Like our recent graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:

  • George Mason University (Speech Education)
  • The George Washington University (Legislative Affairs)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Strategic Human Resources and Organizational Development)
  • Norfolk State University (Media Management)
  • University of Delaware (Communication Studies)
  • University of Iowa (Interpersonal Communication)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Communications)
  • Virginia Tech (Communication)

Or pursue a career in:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting (television and radio)
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Education
  • Event Planning
  • Film
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Media Production
  • Ministry
  • Organizational Management
  • Peace Corps
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Sales

Learn more about the options for employment and advancement in the field of communication from the National Communication Association.

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Questions? Contact us!

Dr. Melanie Laliker, Department Chair
540-828-5473
mlaliker@bridgewater.edu