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.
Jessica Gunderson ’16, a communication major with plans to minor in entrepreneurship and innovation, thanks the College for her know-how when it comes to promoting herself and her young adult mystery series.
Rhiannon Miller ’14 earned the internship with the global company in part because of her research experience in the Department of Communication the summer after her sophomore year, in part because of her exceptional resume, which lists six previous internship experiences, and in part because she connected with an alumnus who currently works there.