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About Communication Studies

Communication Studies has been at the heart of the Liberal Arts since the beginning of higher education in the West some 2,500 years ago. When the Greeks began studying the Liberal Arts, the very first subject that they focused on was rhetoric, what we now would call communication. They began with the study of communication because they knew that when people exist in a community of any kind, the three most basic skills that they need are the ability to listen to what someone else says and judge whether their comments are sensible and to devise a response. What was true 2,500 years ago is still true today. If anything, the rise of the internet makes the study of communication more important than it has been at any other point in human history.

 

 


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Faculty Advising For Spring 2015
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Communication Studies Department Awarded Inaugural Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship!
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More details on the successful start to the spring semester for the KU Debate team- keep up the good work Jayhawks! https://news.ku.edu/2015/01/30/debate-team-roll-start-spring-semester
Debate team kicks off successful spring semester | The University of Kansas
Debate team kicks off successful spring semester Fri, 01/30/2015 LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas debate program ended the fall semester ranked No. 1 in the NDT varsity debate rankings and is off to an even better start in the spring season. Over the weekend, KU Debate had one of its best weekend…

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