Professors D. Freeberg (director of theatre), K. Groenendyk (cochair), W. Katerberg (cochair), G. Pauley, C. Plantinga, W. Romanowski (Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication)
Associate Professors C. Smit, S. Wieland
Assistant Professors G. Heetebrij, S. Smartt
The Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) Department serves students intending careers in communication-related professions and those who wish to understand the society in which they live and to improve their ability to communicate. The department offers majors in film and media and strategic communication. The department also offers group majors in organizational communication and digital communication. Students with a GPA of 2.5 and above are encouraged to do an internship, either locally with CAS 346 or with the Chicago Semester, the American Studies Program in Washington, DC, or the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. The department’s internship advisor is S. Wieland.
The group minor in journalism, a program involving the department, is described under the English Department.
The core requirement in rhetoric in culture may be met by CAS 101 , CAS 141 , CAS 180 , or CAS 214 . The department offers an exemption exam for CAS 101 . Passing the exam constitutes completion of the rhetoric in culture core.
CoursesCommunication Arts and Sciences