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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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Advising for summer 2014 and fall 2014
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Communication Studies Department Awarded Inaugural Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship!
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Be sure to read the September issue of New Media & Society that just dropped today, featuring an article on the use of Facebook for impression management from Dr. Jeff Hall, Natalie Pennington (current doctoral candidate), and recent PhD graduate, Allyn Lueders: http://nms.sagepub.com/content/16/6/958.abstract
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