Communication Studies Department
Why Choose Communication Studies Department at Eastern?
In the Communication Studies Department at Eastern University, students prepare for professions ranging from public relations to broadcast media, from fund-raising to event planning, from political advocacy to conflict mediation, and much more. Our coursework is grounded in the rich, complex history and theories of communication as symbolic meaning-making and connection-building. We study how communication practices influence the lives of individuals, communities, organizations, and nations in an environment of rapidly developing media and cultural diversity. Our study of communication and its myriad manifestations is informed by our Christian faith.
Each student majoring in Communication Studies pursues a BA degree and completes a core of 30 hours that focuses on the history, theory, and scholarship of the communication discipline.
In addition, each student selects one of three concentrations:
- Interpersonal/Organizational Communication
- Media Studies
- Rhetoric (public communication and social/political advocacy)
What Communication Studies Department Offers
The mission of the Communication Studies Department is to encourage and equip students to become competent, creative, and ethical communicators who integrate Eastern University’s commitment to faith, reason, and justice into each communication act. We explore critically the strategies, practices, theories, and technologies that constitute the multiple ways that meaning is co-created.