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 fundraising 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. Our faculty have won national awards for their scholarly presentations and publications. Above all, they are dedicated to helping their students succeed.
Students present their work in national and regional venues
Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Koffel
Stephen Koffel (class of 2015) submitted a paper he wrote for COMM 300 to the journal of the National Communication Association's honor society. His paper has been published online as the lead article in the 2015 issue (volume 3) of the Lambda Pi Eta Undergraduate Journal. The article is entitled "Rage and Love: A Rhetorical Analysis of Green Day's American Dichotomy." See the article.
In 2015, eight students from Eastern's Communication Studies Department presented papers in regional conferences, and two of them received Top Paper recognitions in their divisions.
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.