Communication Studies - Coastal Carolina University
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Communication

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

Minor Communication

 


 

Experiential Opportunities

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.

Chanticleer News Front Page of Print Edition

The Chanticleer Newspaper

Teal Nation Communications student-run firm

 


 

Facilities

Several lab spaces allow you to explore the role of communication specialists.

MA Comm Explorer Block - In the Digital Studio - Added 10/12/18

Digital Production Studio

WCCU Radio button

WCCU Radio

 


 

Courses

Foundation
(7 Courses)

COMM 140 - Communication & Public Speaking
COMM 150 - Media, Self, & the World
COMM 275 - Communication Theory
COMM 276 - Communication Research
JOUR 201 - Principles of Journalism

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Choose two COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses

Concentration 
(6 Courses)

COMM 274 - Organizational Communication

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Choose five COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses

Capstone
(1 Course)

COMM 491 - Communication Capstone: Thesis
or
COMM 492 Q - Communication Capstone: Project

Major Requirements  »
Sample 4-Year Plan  »
Sample 3-Year Plan  »
Sample 2-Year Plan  »

 


 

Minor in Communication

In the communication minor, study communication as it relates to public speaking, culture, gender, families, activism, rhetoric, semiotics, and organizations/groups.

Minor Requirements  »

 

 


 

Program Faculty Spotlight

The faculty members in Communication Studies are active researchers.

Priscilla Meyers
Classroom

Dr. Andrea Bergstrom

Associate Professor

Communication and Identity Formation; Media Literacy; Representations of Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Consumerism

Jonathan Doe

Dr. Sofia Karatza

Associate Professor

Ethnographic Film, Experimental Film, Intercultural Communication, Sensory Ethnography

Classroom

Dr. Corrine Dalelio

Graduate Coordinator | Graduate Coordinator

Digital Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Interactive Media, Identity

Amanda Green
Classroom
All Communication, Media, and Culture Faculty  »

 


 

Student and Alumni Work

  • Sommer Tarabek '15

    earned her B.A. in communication. Her movie credits include work as Production Assistant at Netflix and at Blue Sky Studios, a former subsidiary of 20th Century Animation and the Walt Disney Company.

    Find Out More

Other Concentrations in Communication

Popular Certificates and Minors

 


 

Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

Get in Touch

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Program Contact

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Kyle J. Holody
Chair, Communication, Media, and Culture
843-349-2946
Comm@coastal.edu

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