What We Study
Our school is internationally recognized for
scholarly excellence in the study of communication.
Intercultural Communication involves the study across cultural and intercultural contexts of verbal and nonverbal messages, the dynamics of human interaction, the challenges of intercultural transitions, and the intricacies of intercultural relationships.
Interpersonal Communication involves the study of verbal and nonverbal messages in the interaction between individuals through general communication, romantic interest, family relation, interests, work, and so on.
Rhetoric and Public Communication emphasizes critical, historical and theoretical study of public communication, including U.S. public address, rhetorical criticism, argumentation, rhetorical theory, cultural theory, feminist rhetoric and popular culture.
Performance Studies is concerned with communication embedded in aesthetic texts and contexts offering courses that provide students with a multitude of communication and critical performance experiences.