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Communication and Culture
The Communication and Culture major combines humanistic and social science approaches to the study of all aspects of human and mediated communication, including:
the strategic application and implications of communication theories, tools, and techniques
the institutions and industries engaged in the production and distribution of mediated content
the receivers and their reciprocal relationship with such messages
the media texts in their social, political, local and global cultural contexts
In our increasingly interconnected world, it is clear that the right words and images strategically chosen can be powerful instruments to help us move towards a more ethical world with greater social justice. The Communication and Culture major prepares the media professionals of tomorrow to use the power of mediated communication with responsibility, by training them to be critical consumers and ethical producers of mediated communication in all areas of their lives: personal, professional and civic.
The undergraduate program has three areas of concentration that students will explore: