Our academic programs, our scholarship and teaching, and our community engagement through programs such as the ACT Human Rights Film Festival and the Center for Public Deliberation, express and define our passionate commitment to communication. Join us and explore communication across mediated forms, in relationships and organizations, and as rhetorical performance of civic engagement. We believe that studying and practicing communication is necessary for fully engaged global citizenship.
Welcome to Communication Studies
Media and Visual Culture
Examine television, film, new media, and music and their relationships to culture and society.Learn More
Relational and Organizational Studies
Explore the verbal and nonverbal aspects of interpersonal, small group, co-cultural, intercultural, and organizational communication.Learn More
Rhetoric and Civic Engagement
Assess a range of rhetorical texts including speeches, political discourse, architecture, photographs, and museums.Learn More