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Imagine Your Future

The Department of Communication offers perhaps the widest range of career options of any field.  From public relations and advertising to new media to non-profit leadership to graduate and professional schools, our majors are ready for a multitude of possibilities.  Watch our video!

Master Digital Forms

Learn to create your own cultural texts with a strong basis in cultural studies, aesthetics, philosophy of communication, and more. 

Understand Complex Theory

Our major provides more than just vocational training.  Our students explore the basis of language and meaning and establish a deep philosophical foundation for all of the projects they undertake.

Investigate Methods of Inquiry

Students take a range of methods classes in the Department of Communication, including qualitative methods like fieldwork, rhetorical criticism and documentary studies as well as quantitative reasoning and statistical argument.

Make it Happen

Immerse yourself in the world around you and produce cultural artifacts that speak to the important issues of the day and our collective aspiration to improve our world. 

You talk, you listen, you watch TV, you follow politics (or not), you persuade people around you (or not). The Department of Communication helps you to think about these things -- and DO these things -- in entirely different ways.

Communication is the primary means by which we construct social reality, recognize and analyze social processes, and effect social change.

The Department of Communication strives to improve the effectiveness of our communication, enhance creativity and productivity, promote a just and fair sense of social reality, and strengthen and enrich the social good.

The academic discipline of communication draws upon the arts, social and natural sciences, and professional fields, and our faculty have the interdisciplinary backgrounds to match. You'll explore a wide range of areas, including rhetoric, new media and digital culture, visual studies, ethics, cultural studies, and all types of communication, from interpersonal to intercultural. Most students focus on either Media Studies, Rhetoric and Culture, or Public Communication, but many choose to merge aspects of multiple areas in their studies.

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Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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