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Our department's three areas of specialization ("clusters") cohere around understanding and explaining how different modes and media of communication shape people’s everyday lives.

The three clusters are

  • Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
  • Media History & Culture
  • Rhetoric, Culture, Engagement

For more information and to view a list of faculty and courses in each area, see the menu on the left.



Click HERE to register and participate in research studies.  Direct any questions to the research administrator, Hope Miller, at