The faculty of the Department of Communication teach courses and conduct research focusing on human symbolic behavior. Communication courses are designed to help students learn both to communicate more effectively and to analyze human communication behavior in instructional, interpersonal, intercultural, group, organizational, and rhetorical/public settings.
The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Both programs offer initial and advanced preparation for a variety of careers including human resource training, personnel, sales, management, teaching, consulting, organizational and marketing research and information management. In addition, the graduate program offers continued study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.
Department of Communication faculty, individually and collectively, have accumulated a laudable record of accomplishments throughout their careers. Summaries of these achievements in the areas of teaching, research, and service are provided in the briefs listed below.