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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
(October 15 - 31)
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Colloquium Series
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Communication Studies Department Awarded Inaugural Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship!
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We have a special treat this week! Our own Dr. Andrea Quenette will be presenting a talk titled: “What it Means to be Earnest: How Perceived Helping and Goodwill Influence Audience Perceptions of News Sources.” The talk will be 4pm on Wednesday the 22nd in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union. We hope to see you there! http://coms.ku.edu/andrea-quenette
Andrea Quenette | Department of Communication Studies
Andrea M. Quenette Assistant Professor & Director of the Basic Course, Ph.D. Ohio State University aquenette@ku.edu Primary office: 785-864-4370 Office: 116F Bailey Hall Professor Quenette earned her Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She most recently served as a graduate fellow at the Ohio State Sc…

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