Nancy Burroughs, Ed.D., Chair
Professors: Burroughs, Harvey, Jaasma, Sumser
Associate Professors: Huang, Liu, Nainby
Assistant Professors: Cläus, Stevens, Tumolo, Wilson
Lecturers: Carranza, Chvasta, Jacquay
Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall - DBH 125
Phone: (209) 667-3371
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies with Tracks in Relational and Organizational Communication, and Public Communication and Media
Bachelor of Science, Applied Leadership
Minor in Journalism
Minor in Speech Communication
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Communication Studies
Social Sciences degree concentration in Communication Studies
Liberal Studies Concentration in Communication Studies
Please refer to the Liberal Studies section of the catalog.
Social Sciences Concentration in Communication Studies
Please refer to the Social Sciences program section of the catalog.
An approved single subject matter preparation program is available to Communication Studies majors who wish to declare English as their subject matter teaching area, with applicable courses on advisement. Please refer to the Teacher Education section of the Graduate Catalog for a description of other requirements to be completed in obtaining a single subject credential.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to achieve the following competencies:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and research processes used by communication scholars.
- Apply the understanding of theories and research to the design and evaluation of original research proposals and projects.
- Practice and demonstrate competence in the ability to speak in a variety of communication contexts.
- Practice and demonstrate competence in the ability to work effectively in groups.
- Demonstrate the ability to write effectively in a variety of communication contexts.
- Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing and evaluating communication products and processes using relevant communication frameworks.
- Apply an ethical framework to communication interactions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of communication practices found in a multicultural and globalized society.
International Path to the Major
The Department of Communication Studies supports the concept of international education and encourages students to investigate opportunities for overseas study. For more information, please contact the Office of International Education.