The Communication Studies concentration explores how we interact with our entire world and how we form our identities, constantly, through spoken and written words, social media, and mass media like television and streaming video. Communication can be studied at many different levels, including between two people, a group, people in organizations, or people using media like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. This major teaches you how and why that happens and how to do it effectively.
Study communication as it relates to persuasion, culture, gender, families, activism, rhetoric, semiotics, and organizations/groups.
BA Communication Studies - Communication
COMM 140 - Communication & Public Speaking
COMM 150 - Media, Self, & the World
COMM 275 - Communication Theory
COMM 276 - Communication Research
JOUR 201 - Principles of Journalism
Choose two COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses
COMM 274 - Organizational Communication
Choose five COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses
COMM 491 - Communication Capstone: Thesis
COMM 492 Q - Communication Capstone: Project
Minor in Communication
In the communication minor, study communication as it relates to public speaking, culture, gender, families, activism, rhetoric, semiotics, and organizations/groups.
For students in the Communication Studies concentration and Communication major in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare you for a career.
Several lab spaces allow you to explore the role of communication specialists.
Program Faculty Spotlight
The faculty members in Communication Studies are active researchers.
Dr. Andrea Bergstrom
Communication and Identity Formation; Media Literacy; Representations of Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Consumerism
Dr. Sofia Karatza
Ethnographic Film, Experimental Film, Intercultural Communication, Sensory Ethnography
Dr. Corrine Dalelio
Graduate Coordinator | Graduate Coordinator
Digital Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Interactive Media, Identity
Student and Alumni Work
Other Concentrations in Communication
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Dr. Kyle J. Holody
Chair | Communication, Media, & Culture