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Communication

Students in the Department of Communication learn about two distinct areas of the discipline – rhetoric and media – and the intersections between the two. Beginning with the Greeks, students examine the history and theories of rhetoric and argument, which they use to analyze contemporary issues and controversies. Faculty also guide students through media history to current approaches in media, with both practical and analytical skills in radio and film. Students put these marketable skills to work through internships in the field, gaining valuable experience and a competitive edge.

Department News

  • DC
    Elizabeth Ludowise ’19 is a Communications major with a minor in Political Science studying in Washington, D.C.
  • Film to be shown free at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.
    Assistant Professor of Communication Elizabeth Benacka will introduce Ruth Ozeki’s documentary film, Halving the Bones, and lead a discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road.
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6986-a-forester-you-should-know-nina-radakovich"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,176/32310_nina.rev.1464281568.jpg" alt="Nina Radakovich ’16" title="Nina Radakovich ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="176"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “A lot of alumni are at your disposal to help with <strong>networking</strong> and <strong>mentoring</strong>.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6986-a-forester-you-should-know-nina-radakovich">Nina Radakovich ’16 interned for an alum at DuPuis and became a freelance strategist after graduation. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1199-ally-bain"><img src="/live/image/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,907,1083/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg" alt="Ally Bain" title="Ally Bain" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,907,1083/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,907,1083/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg 3x" data-max-w="907" data-max-h="1083"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “The College has some of my all-time favorite professors and I still keep in touch with many of them.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/1199-ally-bain">Ally’s professors helped prepare her for Northwestern Law School.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/684-molly-gottfried-16"><img src="/live/image/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,663,663/32616_12316469_10208230678027501_5917137867261775610_n.rev.1467402235.jpg" alt="Molly Gottfried ’16" title="Molly Gottfried ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,663,663/32616_12316469_10208230678027501_5917137867261775610_n.rev.1467402235.jpg 2x" data-max-w="663" data-max-h="663"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “Everything in my Lake Forest experience has led me to achieving my academic and career goals.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/684-molly-gottfried-16">See which venerable Chicago institution Molly has an internship at.</a>