Communication Studies

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Interpersonal and Public Communication
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Public Communication


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Interpersonal and Public Communication
Students in the Interpersonal and Public Communication area study the diverse ways that communication takes place. The goal of this emphasis is to put theory into practice for real-world problem solving.
An essay written by Interpersonal and Public Communication student Rachel Alvey was recently published in the Sosland Journal. The essay, titled Patriarchy and One Direction, was originally written in the course Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, taught by Dr. Steven Melling.

Click here to read her essay.

Greater Understanding of Communications and Relationships

  • Students will gain an understanding of communication on the social, political, cultural, group, public speaking, advertising and public relations dimensions

  • Students examine how communication shapes relationships, and how to manage the multiple identities they will need in both careers and social interactions

  • Program offers enormous internship opportunities for applications in the professional world