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Communication, Media, and Culture

Communication is a perfect major for students interested in all aspects of human interaction. Majors learn a mix of research approaches to studying human interaction, including observation, survey research and experimental methods. More than 450 Coastal Carolina University students currently study in the five Communication concentrations and over 100 others minor in Communication or Journalism. 

 


 

Communication (Bachelor of Arts) concentrations:

Communication Studies
Study communication as it relates to persuasion, culture, gender, families, activism, rhetoric, semiotics, and organizations/groups.
- Interseted in studying how people communicate with one another, one-to-one, in groups, to large audiences, etc.? Join this concentration!
Health Communication
Learn about health as it relates to popular media, relationships, and strategic campaigns.
- Interested in learning how to interact with doctors, about body image, or helping others improve? Join this concentration! 
Interactive Journalism
Practice skills, knowledge, and ethics to report news and sports journalism for social media, websites, print, WCCU radio, and television.
- Interested in sports broadcasting, commentary, or journalism? Join this concentration! 
Public Relations/Strategic Communication 
Build knowledge and practice in public relations, advertising, persuasion, and brand strategy, including for the Teal Nation public relations firm.
- Interested in understanding our relationships with organizations, in being the spokesperson or storyteller for your group or organization, or how much we are influenced by strategic media? Join this concentration! 
Sports Communication
Analyze and critique media messages, identities, and cultures surrounding sports and sport industries.
- Interested in the influence of sport on our culture and identities? Join this concentration!

Minors and Certificates

Communication
Study communication as it relates to public speaking, culture, gender, families, activism, rhetoric, semiotics, and organizations/groups.
Health Communication
(starting Fall 2022) Learn about health as it relates to popular media, relationships, and strategic campaigns. Communication majors can choose this minor, unless in Health Communication concentration. 
Journalism
Get exposure to foundations of journalism to become more news and media literate; get introduced to WCCU radio, television, and print news. Communication majors can choose this minor, unless in Interactive Journalism concentration. 
Film & Production Studies
Combines film analysis and critique with practical aspects of directing, editing, and making of films and videos. Communication majors can choose this minor. 

Communication (Master of Arts) degree:

The department also offers a graduate degree, the Master of Arts in Communication

 


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Department Administration

Dr. Kyle J. Holody
Department Chair | Professor
Brittain Hall 312 | 843-349-2946kholody@coastal.edu

Lisa Bair
Administrative Specialist
Brittain Hall 311 | 843-349-2450lbair@coastal.edu

Dr. Christina Selby
Associate Chair | Professor
Brittain Hall 315 | 843-349-2954cselby@coastal.edu

Dr. Corinne Dalelio
Graduate Coordinator | Associate Professor
Brittain Hall 313 | 843-349-2963cdalelio@coastal.edu 

Dr. Jeffrey Ranta
Internship Coordinator | Assistant Professor
Brittain Hall 314 | 843-349-6662jranta@coastal.edu

Dr. Misti Williams
Department Advising Coordinator | Senior Lecturer
Brittain Hall 320 | 843-349-6514mwilliams@coastal.edu

Professional Advisors (Freshmen and Sophomore Years)

All freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students in the Communication major work with professional advisors when you first join our program, then work with faculty advisors as you are nearer to graduation. Professional and faculty advisors help you plan your classes for upcoming semesters, know about your rights and options around campus, learn about career options

Heather Huffman

Director of Edwards Advising
Brittain Hall 330 | 843-349-2941hhuffman@coastal.edu

Ana Maria Lavado
Advisor: Freshmen/Sophomore majors and minors
Brittain Hall 327 | 843-349-2904alavado@coastal.edu

Emily Schneider
Advisor: Freshmen/Sophomore majors and minors
Brittain Hall 328 | 843-349-2827eschneide@coastal.edu

 

The Department of Communication, Media, and Culture at Coastal Carolina University is committed to the pursuit of intentional, reflective, and systemic practices and praxes to mitigate and alleviate exclusion, inequity, hate, violence, and any forms of communication that sustain or reinforce such attitudes and behaviors. As members of the National Communication Association (NCA), we affirm the values expressed in its Credo for Free and Responsible Communication in a Democratic Society and its Resolution Condemning White Supremacy in Political DiscourseWe are committed to working towards social justice and the condemnation of communication and actions that promote and/or express hatred, discriminationintolerance, and violence.  

Please send questions, comments, or information requests to Comm@coastal.edu.

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